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Are eco-friendly paper cups or bowls microwave safe?

  • 2021-11-19 14:05:18

  Microwave ovens have become an everyday convenience for many people. But for heating any beverages or food items, we need to take some precautions and should use the right types of material.

When you want to heat coffee or other food, you naturally put it in the microwave oven and try to heat it. But, does that work if the cup or bowl is made of paper? It's safe or not?

Can you microwave a paper cup or a paper bowl? Normal paper cups and bowls are lined with leak proof coatings and held together with glues that are designed to hold hot beverages. The chemicals may leach into your food or beverages when overheated. Use microwave safe paper cups and nuke on medium heat for 2 minute to minimize risk.

It does not mean that you should not use paper cups or bowls and put it into the microwave oven for heating purpose. Before buying paper cups or bowls, you will have to check whether it is microwave-safe or not.

However, not all paper cups are labeled as microwave safe.The good news is that our company uses the pla material for the inner coating,you'll don't worry about problem of that.And then you will have a question, what's difference between pla material and normal cups or bowls inner coating material?

Polylactic acid is also called polylactide and belongs to the polyester family. Polylactic acid is a polymer obtained by polymerization of lactic acid as the main raw material. The raw material source is sufficient and renewable. It mainly uses corn, cassava, etc. as raw materials. The production process of polylactic acid is pollution-free, and the product can be biodegraded to realize the circulation in nature, so it is an ideal green polymer material. Polylactic acid has good thermal stability, the processing temperature is 170-230°C, and it has good solvent resistance. It can be processed in a variety of ways, such as extrusion, spinning, biaxial stretching, and injection blow molding. In addition to being biodegradable, products made of polylactic acid have good biocompatibility, gloss, transparency, hand feel and heat resistance, and have certain bacteria resistance, flame retardancy and UV resistance, So they are very versatile.For exemple, our company uses pla material for the inner coating of disposable paper cups and eco-friendly paper bowls. They can be used for microwave heating and are harmless to our health and environment.

So if you are concerned about your health, caring for the situation of environment, interested in our products, don't forget to contact us! 

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