Stressing the sustainable nature of the grades, LATI says the resin family includes no blends or alloys combining PLA and oil-derived resins. In addition, only environmentally benign fillers and additives will be used, and no oxo-degradable matrices will be applied, with the company saying that technology's decomposition "can not be compared to a proper composting."
With the goal of a "truly" compostable and biodegradable resin, the LATIGEA range of PLAs was rated biodegradable according to ISO 14851:2004 and ISO 14852:2004, and compostable as per UNI EN 13432:2000. One of the LATIGEA grades, B01 L/07, features wood flour, helping fulfill the goal of an eco-sustainable plastic compound. —[email protected]