The PLA straw produced by GoodBioPak has high stiffness, smooth incision to prevent lip injury, which can withstand a heat up to 176°F. Our products are lighter compared with other products of the same hardness and function, with the cost of raw materials reduced by nearly 5%, to the benefit of our customers. 

PLA Straws FAQs
  • What is PLA Straws?

    Certified biodegradable and compostable PLA straw is made from 100% plant based bio-plastic, which is produced from starch from non-GMO crops.

  • What is made out of PLA?

    PLA stands for Polylactic Acid. Made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane, it's a natural polymer designed to substitute widely used petroleum-based plastics like PET (polyethene terephthalate). In the packaging industry, PLA plastics are often used for plastic films and food containers.

  • Can PLA straws be customized?

    The custom size range of PLA straws is: diameter 5-13mm, length 40-350mm, wall thickness 0.1-0.4mm. Product color, heat resistance and outer packaging can be customized according to your needs.

  • How to tell the difference between PLA straws and PP straws?

    PP straws have better elasticity to allow them to rebound faster after bending without leaving much bending marks. PLA straws are more brittle than PP straws, so it is easier to leave bending marks. The density of PP straw is lower than that of water, so it will float on the water surface in a cup, while the density of PLA straw is higher than that of water, so it will sink into the bottom of the cup. Generally, PP straws can withstand a heat up to 248 ℉, so they are not easy to soften and bend when placed in 212 ℉ hot water, while PLA straws produced by GoodBio can withstand a heat up to 176 ℉, so the straws are easy to deform and bend when placed in 212 ℉ water. PP straw is artificially synthesized by chemical means, so it will give off a pungent smell after burning, while PLA straw is made of plant starch such as corn, so it will develop a burnt edge and give off a caramel smell after burning. 

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