Sustainable food packaging Manufacturing From AMP:
Compostable food packaging made of PLA
AM Packaging is a full-service, industry-leading custom sustainable food packaging company in China. AMP provides reliable food storage protection solutions that meet biodegradable food packaging standards. While you are showing your treasured food, we help provide longer shelf time.
PLA, is a thermoplastic monomer derived from renewable, organic sources such as corn starch or sugar cane. Using biomass resources makes PLA production different from most plastics, which are produced using fossil fuels through the distillation and polymerization of petroleum.
PLA is the second most produced bioplastic and has similar characteristics to polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polystyrene (PS), as well as being biodegradable.
PLA For food packaging
As a plastic food packaging material, PLA has a potential for manufacturing flexible films, extruded packages, containers of yoghurt, bottled water and juices, cups and lunch boxes. Moreover, in antimicrobial packaging, PLA is an excellent material which is able to be successfully incorporated with plant extracts (e.g. lemon), essential oils (e.g. oregano oil), enzymes (e.g. lysozyme) and metals (e.g. silver) in order to develop antimicrobial characteristics.
When it comes to renewable and biodegradable packaging, the disposal method(s) play a key part in the sustainability of the given product.
For PLA, there are two main methods of disposing:
1. Compost degradation – Within the first 180 days of a PLA product’s life, it’s 100% biodegradable and can be composted to ensure sustainability. PLA will decompose into digestible polymer fragments in about 7 days at 60°C in a moist environment – a typical composting condition for a large composting operation.
2. Renewable energy recovery (incineration) – Because PLA doesn’t contain any chlorine atoms, so can be safely incinerated under controlled conditions without producing any dioxins (highly toxic chemicals). Although, as biodegradability is the primary motive for PLA and other bioplastics, incineration should be considered after compost degradation as the end-of-life option.
With the extremely low volume of carbon emissions produced, 100% biodegradability and use of natural resources, PLA is a great material, particularly for the packaging industry.
PLA can be great way to adopt an eco-friendly approach to packaging for many businesses. There are several advantages to using PLA and the biodegradable material can be utilised in many ways to meet certain requirements, especially in the pharmaceutical & chemical and food & drink industries.
With years experience in pla food packaging products production industry, AM Packaging uses high quality organic material to produce eco-friendly pla food packaging products with competitive price.
PLA Drinking cup
100% compostable material works great for Hot or Cold Beverages.
Perfect use for any types of cold drinks such as iced coffee, iced tea, juice, cocktails, smoothies, Frappuccino, shakes, bubble teas, etc.
Durable, crack resistant but light weight. Crystal clear design and rolled rim for great feel and appearance.
PLA Food Container
All essential and accessory features that make food storage and 100% compostable.
Great for packaging foods and beverages, personal care products, or other consumer products.