Plastic Cosmetic Packaging has biodegradable formula.

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Derived from starch-rich field plants such as corn, Polylactic Acid or Polylactide (PLA) compacts are made from environmentally friendly material that retains physical properties of regular plastic, can be composted, and biodegrades within 5 years in landfills.

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TPC Introduces New Biodegradable PLA Cosmetic Packaging

The Packaging Company (TPC) Introduced New Polylactic Acid Or Polylactide (PLA) Environmentally Friendly Material, Which Is Biodegradable Into Its Line Of Cosmetic Packaging. TPC's PLA compacts are biodegradable, without compromising the quality or appearance of the packages. Now PLA as disposable material has drawn the global attention for its ecofriendly nature. TPC conducts overseas cooperation with polymer science institutions to research on commercially acceptable procedures for lactic acid and polylactic acid. Now the patented production process includes fermentation, separation and polymerization to make what is called PLA. PLA resins, derived from starch-rich field plants such as corns and grains, are very attractive for disposable and biodegradable plastic substitutes due to its better mechanical properties. Unlike the non-degradable traditional petroleum based plastic, the corn based PLA is compostable and degradable within 5 years in landfills. The PLA has virtually the same physical properties of regular plastic and yet maintains all the benefits to the environment. Michael Salemi, COO commented, "The marketplace is really seeking out this new kind of environmentally friendly packaging. The consumer wants to feel good about buying these cosmetics and the biodegradable packaging is a very important part of it" More information on The Packaging Company (TPC) and its range of environmentally friendly PLA cosmetic packaging products can be found on About The Packaging Company (TPC) A leading manufacturer in cosmetic packaging, health and beauty aids packaging, spa products packaging, pharmaceutical & nutraceutical packaging, anti-aging & skin care products packaging, hair care & styling products packaging using environmentally friendly materials. TPC has large selection of materials: plastic, PLA, PET, PE, AS, PMMA, HDPE, SAN, ABS, paper, recycled paper, glass, metal and aluminum. TPC has custom in house design, expert cosmetic packaging consultation, tooling, prototype to production, long & short run, minimum lead time, competitive pricing and on time delivery. For more information, please contact The Packaging Company (TPC) (562) 434-5583 or visit or email Michael Salemi,

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