At the upcoming Fakuma trade show, Total Corbion PLA (Hall B4-4207) showcasing a number of partner applications based on its Luminy range of PLA (polylactic acid) resins. The portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, and is used in a plethora markets that extend from packaging to durable consumer goods.
From the luxury cosmetics packaging, in the form of biodegradable wood composite soap case developed by Finland-based Sulapac and PLA-lined paper cups from Totempak to a thermoformed black platter made from biobased plastic for the attractive presentation of foods such as cheese, sushi and hors d'oeuvres, the full spectrum of applications using PLA will be on display.
Total Corbion PLA recently announced that PLA made from Bonsucro certified feedstock is now available for commercial order. As a result, converters and brand owners now have access to a certified PLA bioplastic that has been produced from sugarcane grown supporting the principles of sustainable agriculture.
Also, the company's PLA production plant currently under construction in Rayong, Thailand is on track to start up in the second half of 2018. That plant will have a capacity of 75 kTpa and produce the complete Luminy portfolio of PLA neat resins, from standard to innovative, high heat resistant PLA.