PLA Packaging (Polylactic Acid Plastic)

PLA Packaging is a biodegradable plastic derived from renewable resources such as the starch found in corn. PLA plastic packaging material is very clear and can be easily recycled. Commonly, PLA is used for thermoformed applications in the food industry, but is increasing in popularity for the retail industry.

PLA Packaging Characteristics

  • Clarity – clear transparent
  • Strength – low impact capacity and brittle
  • Ability to be down-gauged
  • Alcohol and water resistant
  • Not suitable for hot filling
  • Compatible with existing recycling systems
  • Can be composted, landfilled and incinerated easily

PLA Packaging Common Forms

  • Disposable tableware i.e. cups for cold beverages, carry-out containers, eating utensils
  • Deli containers
  • Fruit and vegetable trays
  • Packaging for refrigeration and deep freezing
  • Consumer goods packaging

Other Types of Materials


UPPI is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized, custom thermoformed plastic packaging. Our business is the design, creation, and production of effective, yet cost-efficient packaging for the retail, medical, electronics, industrial, and food industries. If you would like to learn more about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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