FAQ-Pela Case

Pela Case

What are Pela Cases made of?

The Pela Case is made of Flaxstic®, which is comprised of compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw materials. Our material has been tested to be safe and free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium and lead and is verified to meet child safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Our base material meets U.S. (ASTM D6400-04) and E.U. (EN 13432) standards for composting in an industrial composting facility and has a lower carbon footprint and lower greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastic. It can also be left to biodegrade in a home composting environment.

Where are Pela Cases made?

Pela Cases are designed and manufactured in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Proudly Canadian!

Why flax fibre?

Flax fibres have unique strength and shock absorbing qualities which help to add strength to biopolymers. The flax fibres also give the material a unique appearance, which helps to spread awareness about bioplastics.

Does the iPhone 6 Case fit the iPhone 6s?

Yes, the iPhone 6 Pela Case also fits the iPhone 6s.

Is Pela Case an 'impact' case?

Flax fibre does have natural shock absorbing qualities that will allow the Pela Case to function just as well, if not better, than similar soft cases made out of conventional plastic. The Pela Case is not designed to survive major abuse; however, it is perfect for protecting your smartphone from scratches, and everyday wear + tear.

Can Pela Case engrave my logo on the case?

Absolutely! We work with companies to customize the Pela Case so you can give them away as a Corporate Gift or promotional item. After all, don’t we all have enough pens and coffee mugs? Click here for more information on custom Pela Cases.

Will my Pela Case begin to biodegrade while I am using it?

The biopolymer we use was developed so your Pela Case will biodegrade in an industrial compost facility, and not in your pocket. We have not had a Pela Case being to biodegrade outside of a composing environment. But, if your case does begin to break down within one year of purchase, please send it back to us and we will happily send you a new Pela Case free of charge.

What smartphones do you make Pela Cases for?

We currently produce Pela Case for the iPhone 6 / 6s.
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