Biobased and biodegradable PLA

Production of PLA for food packaging using vegetable oil, with enhanced mechanical properties

PLA for food packaging
Updated on 10/06/2017
Published on 08/28/2017

Development of a process to manufacture 100% biobased PLA using the by-products of vegetable oil refining. This PLA displays very interesting mechanical properties (rigidity, malleability) and it can be produced on an industrial scale.

Technology Transfer Officer Inra Transfert:
Laure Akomia (33 (0)1 42 75 94 43)


PCT/FR2015/050533: Composition modifying the mechanical properties of a thermoplastic polymer


Food packaging


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