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About PLA

For the plastics industry, Total Corbion PLA offers the Luminy® PLA portfolio, including standard PLA and innovative high heat resistant PLA resins. 

PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)
Make the switch to bioplastics with Corbion. Make the switch to Luminy® PLA. 

PLA is a biobased plastic with a low carbon footprint currently used in packaging and food serviceware, and is increasingly becoming the material of choice for more demanding applications in automotive, electronics and textiles.

Now, thanks to our latest developments in lactide technology, PLA based on our high quality lactides delivers even better heat resistance. High heat PLA is proven to withstand temperatures of 100 - 140°C. This allows manufacturers and brandowners to use biobased PLA as a replacement for polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in more demanding applications.

Luminy PLA: Getting up to speed
Total Corbion PLA converts lactic acid into lactide monomers which are then polymerized into PLA thermoplastic resin. The PLA resin is supplied to compounders and converters who produce everything from packaging products to automotive components.

With global production of bioplastics forecast to quadruple by 2017, it represents a major opportunity for converters and brandowners alike to meet the evolving requirements of consumers around the world for more sustainable products.