PLA is Polylactic Acid, a new generation eco-friendly material that can be completely bio-degraded from
the microorganisms and enzymes in soil, therefore its products are 100% environmentally friendly.
The source ingredients in PLA are natural sugars from grains such as Corn, Cassava, Sugar Cane and Sugar Beet.
• In its base form, PLA is produced in the form of small spherical “pellets”, about 3 millimeters in diameter.
• The pellets are then extruded and turned into PLA-fiber yarns for fabrics and textiles, and bioplastic products.
• Production of corn-based PLA textiles uses 65% less energy and generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases vs. similar
production from petroleum.
The PLA production process is somewhat similar across the four main natural inputs:
• The natural starches from corn, cassava, sugar beet or sugar cane are harvested and decomposed to form
dextrose through hydrolysis.
• The lactic acid molecules contained in dextrose are then transformed into rings of lactide by a 2-step process.
Once the raw materials are manufactured into PLA pellets, they are brought through a series of transformative processes such as drying, melting and extruding, which results in eco-friendly fibers for further use in fabrics and textiles or other products such as plastics.
PLA-based textiles combine the basic physical characteristics of synthetic fibers and the biocompatibility and biodegradability of natural fibers, with preferable hydrophilicity, crimp-ability, dye-ability and UV resistance.
Furthermore, textiles made from PLA fibers are not only smooth and soft, wrinkle free and non-irritative to skin, but have the following performance characteristics:
Eco Supreme is dedicated to leading a revolution of sustainable, eco-friendly biomaterials, where the traditional applications of synthetic fibers, cotton and silk are replaced by Eco Supreme’s green PLA products in a wide range of industries such as bedding, garments, kitchen, kids&baby, daily use and so on.
Years of research and development have led to Eco Supreme’s innovative and optimized PLA process, which substantially lowers the cost of production, significantly reduces lead times, and guarantees competitiveness.