About PLA

 

What is PLA?

Polylactic acid or polylactic acid (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester. It is derived from renewable resources. For example corn starch (in the US), cassava root, wood chips or starch (mainly in Asia) or sugar cane. Omit consumption, PLA is the second most important bioplastic in the world.

Advantage of PLA

PLA plastic materials have a number of advantages over their competing polymers which make them preferred choice of manufacturers among all. These advantages are:

  • More environment-friendly in nature.
  • Shinier and smoother appearance with a glossy finish.
  • Emits sweet smell during the printing process.
  • No harmful fumes are produced in the production of the final good.
  • Can be easily printed even on the cold surface.

Property of PLA

PropertyValue
Full NamePolylactic acid (PLA)
Melting Point150 to 160 °C (302 to 320 °F)
Glass Transition60-65 °C

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