The global Polylactic Acid (PLA) market is expected to reach $5.2bn by 2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), but the material still faces stiff competition from other products on the market such as PET and PVC and PE.
A new range of polylactic acid (PLA) plastics has overcome a major trade-off in properties that has prevented previous PLA formulations from providing eco-friendly alternatives to polystyrene and polypropylene in packaging such as microwaveable frozen...
CSM subsidiary Purac and Indorama Ventures Plc (IVL) are poised to reach agreement on setting up a polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand to produce high quality material for the food packaging, textile and car industries.
The production of bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) with improved properties could soon be possible thanks to a technique under development that allows for manipulation of the material’s structure during the manufacturing process.
In much the same way it has been at the forefront in driving RFID
technology up through the supply chain, the world's largest
retailer is leading the way in switching to biodegradable, natural
The use of polylactic acid (PLA), a natural, biodegradable food
packaging alternative, took another step forward this week, as
UK-based Stanelco said its application of the plastic has been
approved for use throughout the EU and the...
Hard cheese packed in new biopolymers which will give it an
extended shelf-life may be on the shelves in the near future.
Substituting fossil plastic materials by renewable biopolymers may
benefit the environment and at the same time...