Leapfrog PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic made from renewable resources such as corn starch. It is widely used and has the second highest consumption volume of any bioplastic in the world. PLA is food safe and non toxic, therefore it is used for a lot of (food)packaging purposes.
PLA can be used to print high detailed parts in a short amount of time with relative ease. The printed parts will be reasonably strong, but also quite brittle. In heated environments, think about a car in the summer, PLA can deform. This means that PLA is not advised to be used in parts that needs to withstand a lot of stress of extreme environments.
We recommend PLA for (scale) models, Prototypes, test prints.
To keep your filament in optimal conditions, always store it in a bag and in a dark and cool environment. Heat and moisture have a negative effect on your filament so it is advised to avoid those factors.