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Thermoformed PLA Cup & Other Biobased Packaging: Total Corbion PLA at interpack

Published on 2017-05-08. Author : SpecialChem

Luminy® PLA Cup
Luminy® PLA Cup
Total Corbion PLA is exhibiting at the interpack trade fair from May 4 – 10th in Dusseldorf within the Bioplastics area. On display are number of partner applications in packaging and service ware 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. 

Biobased PLA Packaging


Thermoformed PLA Cup


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 is serving fresh coffee and tea to booth visitors to demonstrate live the excellent performance of the cups.

Biodegradable Wood Composite Soap Case


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


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 among the global technology leaders in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. 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. 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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