Improved heat-resistant PLA

image_thumbAt the NPE 2012 Purac will present solutions for improved heat-resistant PLA for injection molding, extrusion and fiber industry. PLA homo polymers known as PLLA and PDLA which stand at the base of this improved heat performance are now commercially available. "Our technology offers the unique possibility to increase the heat-stability of PLA to reach 80 – 150 degrees Celsius" – says Purac. PLA homo polymers can be used to develop a range of heat-resistant PLA products for plastics, films, fibers and foam applications.
Purac (Gorinchem, The Netherlands) is a leading company in lactic acid based bioplastics and the worldwide market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, with production plants in the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Thailand.