PLA, also known as polylactic acid or polyactide, is an environmentally-conscious material produced from renewable resources.
The key ingredient in each MistyClip is produced by fermenting a carbohydrate source such as corn starch, sugar cane or sugar beet pulp.
The starch (glucose) is extracted from the plants and converted into dextrose by the addition of enzymes. This is fermented by microorganisms into lactic acid, which in turn is converted into polylactide. Polymerisation then produces long molecular chains which form the basis for the filaments used to 3D print each MistyClip.