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Total Corbion PLA at Interpack 2017: To Exhibit Bioplastics for Sustainable Packaging

Published on 2017-05-03. Author : SpecialChem

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Interpack trade fair from 4 – 10th May in Dusseldorf within the Bioplastics area. On display will be a number of partner applications in packaging and serviceware based on Luminy® PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resins from Total Corbion PLA.

REACH Compliant Bioplastics

Luminy® - Approved for EU food contact applications

The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee in a PLA thermoformed cup at the booth in Hall 9, stand G03.

Luminy® PLA - Properties

  • Approved for EU food contact applications (EC No. 1935/2004 and No. 10/2011)
  • EN 13432 standard for industrial composting (OK Compost and Seedling certified)
  • Biobased content of 100%
  • REACH compliant
  • Made from European sugar beet and Thai sugarcane: these are always GMO-free crops

Included in the applications on display is the newly launched thermoformed PLA cup from Pacovis, under the naturesse product range. The cups are fully biobased, made from renewable materials and have a reduced carbon footprint compared to PS or paper coated cups. To highlight this innovative product, Total Corbion PLA will be serving fresh coffee and tea to booth visitors to demonstrate live the excellent performance of the cups.

An innovative solution for luxury cosmetics packaging will be demonstrated in the form of biodegradable wood composite soap case. Developed by Finland-based Sulapac®, the material stands out above plastic packaging with its unique and premium wooden appearance. While it is manufactured only from safe, renewable and pure raw materials and it does not contain any ecologically harmful compounds, it still is as efficient and durable as a material as conventional plastic.

Other examples of innovative PLA packaging and single use applications on display include thermoformed domes from Alphaform, nonwoven wipes from HengTian-Yangtze, PLA-lined paper cups from Totempak, thermoformed trays, thin film bags and single-use aprons from Gaia, coffee cup lids from WinGram, tea bags from NonWoven Networks, coffee capsules from ATI, thermoformed packaging from Bio4Pack and ice cream foamed packaging from Synbra.

About Total Corbion PLA

Total Corbion PLA is a technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, will start up a new production plant in Thailand in the second half of 2018. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion.

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Source: Total Corbion PLA
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