This material is commonly referred to as PLA (from English: polylactic acid) . It is a thermoplastic polymer made from lactic acid. Products made from PLA are biodegradable or compostable . They are made from renewable, vegetable raw materials such as sugar cane, potato peel or corn starch.
The CO2 emissions for the production of PLA are roughly 50% less than for regular plastics.
Unfortunately, the production costs of PLA are very high. This ensures that it is mainly used as food packaging. However, Kratiste believes in durability so much that this material was nevertheless chosen as the basis for the Kratiste climbing poles and support poles .
PLA and Miscanthus Giganteus
Tens of percents of Miscanthus Giganteus are used for the products of the Kratiste climbing sticks and support sticks. This process is patented. Thanks to the use of the fibers, compostability improves and less PLA has to be used for production. Despite being a compostable material, Kratiste believes in using as many local and traceable raw materials as possible. The blockchain on which the raw materials passport of the products becomes visible is currently in full development. This serves the purpose of ensuring that the raw materials are fully mapped out, so that a sustainable product can be guaranteed.
Kratiste in numbers
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