PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics can be easily spun into fibers and filaments for textiles and nonwovens. PLA boasts outstanding drapability, breathability and durability. Being biobased, PLA can be spun with cotton, lyocell or wool to produce yarns made from 100% renewable materials. Truly sustainable fabrics!
Whether for fast-moving high street fashion, soft pillow filling, or alternatively more technical applications such as tea bags or agricultural purposes, PLA is an excellent material for fibers and non-wovens.
Not only is the material good for people and profit. It also benefits the planet, being 100% biobased with a reduced carbon footprint when compared to oil-based counterparts.
We've partnered up with multiple players within the textile and non-wovens industry, who are able to offer a wide range of PLA products, including staple fibers, flat continuous filaments or textured yarns, covering both fine and coarse diameters.
Sustainability advantages of PLA
PLA offers a sustainability win-win to both brandowners and consumers.
- For brandowners, PLA products are biobased; enabling products and packaging with a reduced carbon footprint.
- For consumers, the multiple end-of-life options offered by PLA empowers them to reduce their environmental impact.
PLA offers the potential for a closed-loop product lifecycle – especially relevant in the textile industry where the ability to recycle isn’t just a sustainable choice but also a fashionable one.