Karat Earth is our environmental initiative to create a compostable line of products, including paper and plastic ware, developed from the idea that living green can help people save green. Our compostable plastic products are made with NatureWorks® Ingeo™ PLA. Ingeo is a biopolymer that is manufactured using plant sugars from field corn and with time, from any sugar source. Ingeo™ is not petroleum-based, so it is non-volatile and odorless if incinerated. Make the choice today, for a better tomorrow. Ingeo™ attributes include:
Excellent gloss, transparency, and clarity for cups and containers
Easy-to-shape, mold, emboss and print, allowing endless branding opportunities
Provides exceptional barrier to keep flavors tasting just as they are
Derived from all natural resources and free from the harmful chemical Bisphenol (BPA)
What is PLA?
Poly(lactic acid) or polylactide (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources. Common renewable resources used include corn starch (in the U.S.), tapioca roots, chips, or starch (mostly in Asia), or sugarcane (rest of the world).