CPLA, Crystallized Poly Lactic Acid, is a combination of PLA (70-80%), chalk (20-30%) and other biodegradable additives.Through the crystallization of PLA our CPLA products can withstand high temperatures up to 85°C without deforming. Once crystallized, CPLA is no longer transparent, but mat white. For our black CPLA cutlery and coffee cups lids, charcoal is added to create the black colour. This does not conflict with overall composting properties of CPLA.
As CPLA is derived from PLA, it is 100% biodegradable and compostable according to the EN-13432 standard. At the end of life, PLA based products can be either recycled or composted in industrial composting facilities.