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What is corn fiber

Dec 09, 2020

Corn Fiber(PLA Fiber) is a synthetic Fiber made from Corn, wheat and other starches, which is converted into lactic acid by fermentation and then polymerized and spun.

This fiber is light, smooth, strong, moisture absorption, silk luster and comfortable skin feel and feel, good drape, good heat resistance and uv resistance, good wear performance.


As PLA fiber is made from lactic acid made from starch, it belongs to the natural circulation type and has biodegradability.

The fiber completely does not use petroleum and other chemical raw materials, and its waste can be decomposed into carbon dioxide and water under the action of microorganisms in soil and seawater, which will not pollute the earth's environment.Since the initial raw material of the fiber is starch, its regeneration cycle is short, about one to two years, and the carbon dioxide produced by the fiber can be reduced in the atmosphere by plant photosynthesis.PLA fibers are burned with almost no nitric oxide, and their combustion heat is about one-third that of polyethylene and polypropylene.

Poly (lactic acid) fiber is a lactic acid polymer synthesized from lactic acid in human body. It is absolutely safe for human body.The round knit fabric made of corn fiber has been tested for no skin irritation, health benefits and comfort.

The corn fiber is blended with cotton, wool and other natural fibers to make new textile products. It has good shape retention, good gloss, excellent hand feel like silk, good moisture absorption and quick drying effect. It is a combination of crisp, elastic and beautiful luster.


PLA fiber using natural renewable plant resources as raw materials, reduce the dependence on the traditional oil resources, accord with the requirement of sustainable development of the international society, it has both the advantages of synthetic fiber and natural fiber, and can completely natural circulation and the characteristics of biological decomposition, compared with the conventional fiber, corn fiber has many unique properties, clearing installation character so get international attention.

With the enhancement of human awareness of earth protection, energy depletion, safety and clothing hygiene, as well as the continuous expansion of large-scale industrial production of PLA resin and the application of corn fiber, it has been recommended by many experts as the "environmental recycling material of the 21st century" and is an ecological fiber with great development potential.