Purac brings groundbreaking solutions for heat resistant PLA bioplastics to PLAS 2012
19 April 2012. Back
Purac will be presenting groundbreaking heat resistant
solutions for Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) at PLAST 2012 which will be
held from 8-12 May in Milan, Italy.
2012 - one of the most important exhibitions for the plastics
and rubber industry worldwide - Purac will present its recent
PURALACT® Lactide innovations. These innovations open up
new possibilities for producers seeking high performance biobased
Purac's solutions for improved heat resistant PLA for the
injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion, foam and fiber
industries unlock bioplastic potential for durable applications in
a range of high end markets such as automotive, carpet, clothing
and consumer electronics and appliances. PLA now offers the
possibility to replace PS, PP and ABS in those applications where
heat resistance is a key requirement.
PURALACT® L & D based homo polymers - known as
PLLA and PDLA - are the key to this improved heat performance and
are now commercially available. Purac's technology offers the
possibility to increase the heat stability of PLA to reach 80 to
180 degrees Celsius.
At PLAST 2012, Purac will demonstrate its capabilities by
presenting thin wall thermoformed hot beverage cups produced from
PURALACT® based PLA which are able to resist the high
temperatures that are associated with hot beverages like tea or
To learn more about this technology, meet the Purac team at
booth A79 in Hall 11 or contact
François de Bie.