Total Corbion PLA exhibited at the Interpack trade fair in Dusseldorf within the Bioplastics area. On display were a number of partner applications in packaging and serviceware based on Luminy PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resins from Total Corbion PLA. 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.
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 were 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 included 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.