What is CPLA?

CPLA stands for Crystallized Polylactic Acid – a type of bioplastic that serves as an alternative to traditional plastic. Derived from renewable resources and biodegradable, CPLA becomes an eco-friendly option for disposable products such as cutlery, cups, or food service packaging.

You're wondering what CPLA is? We want to explain here what it is all about!

CPLA stands for "Crystallized Poly Lactic Acid", which translates to "crystallized polylactic acid." It is a biomaterial derived from renewable resources such as corn starch. CPLA is known for its improved heat resistance compared to traditional PLA (polylactide), making it practical for use in cutlery or lids. Being bio-based, CPLA is considered a more environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics and plays a significant role in the development of compostable and sustainable materials.

PLA and CPLA – Sustainability Rarely Comes Alone

You might be wondering what exactly the difference between PLA and CPLA is. PLA stands for polylactides, a biodegradable plastic made from renewable raw materials such as corn starch. It is known for its use in the production of compostable plastic products.

CPLA, on the other hand, is a modified form of PLA. CPLA stands for crystalline polylactide and is a version of PLA that offers more heat resistance. Through a crystallization process, the material is reinforced, making it suitable for applications where higher temperatures are involved, such as cutlery or coffee cups – so every hot beverage can be enjoyed comfortably and environmentally friendly with the heat-resistant CPLA!

The main difference lies in the temperature resistance. CPLA products are better suited for hot contents, while PLA is more used for cooler or moderate conditions. Both are biodegradable, making them a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastics.

Special Properties of CPLA Bioplastic

  • Biodegradable
  • Biocompatibility
  • High heat resistance
  • Causes less CO2 emissions
  • Derived from renewable raw materials

CPLA - the bioplastic for sustainable packaging

By using this bioplastic, you are on the sustainable side. Especially the reduction of petroleum-based products is a clear advantage.

CPLA products are biodegradable and can be industrially composted. Have the advantages of the CPLA material convinced you?

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