Polylactic Acid (PLA) is an environmentally friendly synthetic resin and has the widest range of practical applications among all plant-derived biodegradable plastic. It is typically made from the sugar in cornstarch or the juice from sugarcane. After observing the strength of paper fibre, we succeeded in combining paper with PLA. Utilising our patented technology, we were also able to overcome the inherent weaknesses of PLA including its low heat-resistance, durability and malleability. The result is our innovative plant-based biodegradable resin, PAPLUS®.
In addition to using paper made from virgin fibre, we found that it was possible to make PAPLUS® by combining paper waste from the manufacturing process of paper products with high quality post-consumer paper products, thus creating a closed loop in paper recycling.