Nonwoven PLA may thrive in the healthcare market

July 10th, 2015

PLA, or polylactic acid, is a relatively recent innovation, but it is already the most commonly used bioplastic today. It’s a polyester, but with a key difference: instead of being made from petrochemicals, it’s plant-sourced. The process, developed by Minnetonka, Minn.-based Cargill Inc., involves fermenting readily available raw materials such as corn, rice or sugarcane […]

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