Wonder what our Products are made from
Bagasse (also spelled baggas) is a natural by product of sugarcane from sugarcane refineries. Bagasse is the fiber that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice. When the bagasse is subjected to high pressure & temperature it can be molded into plates, bowls, cups, take out containers, trays etc. instead of being thrown away or burned. Because Bagasse can be molded into various shapes, it is the perfect product solution for many industries including food service, produce packaging and retail tableware. It is the best alternative to tree fiber for paper product production – thus saving our forests while having a shorter degradation time than paper products made from trees. Our Bagasse requires minimal processing and uses chlorine free bleaching which results in a woven, high-strength paper that is both biodegradable and compostable. More so, Bagasse products are more energy efficient to produce in comparison to many current manufacturers who pulp wood for paper, or are engaged in manufacturing polystyrene from oil.
Straw is an agricultural by-product, the dry stalks of cereal plants, after the grain and chaff have been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat.
Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), widely known as 100% biodegradable material, is derived from renewable plant resource, corn for example. The corn is firstly fermented and distillated to produce lactic acid. Then through a series of processes, such as refining, dehydration, polymerization, high-temp de-polymerization and finally polymerization, lactic acid is then converted into PLA resin.
Products made from normal PLA resin have a lower heat-resistant temperature. A modified version of PLA (C-PLA) resin has high heat-resistant temperature and can be used for hot food/drink up to 185°F.
All of our PLA products are 100% biodegradable. They meet ASTM D6400 and EN13432 Standard for the Compostability. After use, they degrade into carbon dioxide and water by microorganisms in the soil, and do no harm to our environment. PLA is considered to be the best biodegradable material to replace plastic in many fields.
Plant starch material called PSM (Plastarch material) is a flexible packaging material which has not been refined into a bio-plastic. Usually made from corn or potatoes it comes from renewable crop, has a low carbon footprint and is compostable. PSM is heat resistant making it particularly suitable for hot food applications and ideal for cutlery.