New Bio-Flex Blends for home compostable films and packaging

Willich, February 2017 – The bioplastics specialist has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Vinçotte, based in Belgium, has already issued OK Compost HOME certificates for these grades. In addition, most of the new compounds meet the requirements of …

TETRA PAK Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirelly From Plant Based Renewable Packaging Materials

Tetra Pak announces the launch of the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC …

COMBIBLOC ECOPLUS NOW ALSO WITH SCREW CAP: SUSTAINABILITY MEETS CONVENIENCE

Combibloc EcoPlus, the carton pack that generates less CO2, is now also available with the very lightweight and therefore extremely resource efficient combiCap screw cap – a packaging solution that combines environmentally friendly features and exceptional convenience. Compared to a 1-litre carton pack of the same format, combibloc EcoPlus generates 28 per cent less CO2.

Sustainable Packaging: eco-friendly and unbreakable

Sustainability is steadily gaining in importance for consumers. They want ethically and ecologically impeccable products, packaged in a resource-conserving manner that nevertheless ensures their perfect condition when purchased. This is a major challenge to packaging producers, as the industry wants to save on materials without compromising the stability of the packaging in any way.

Helping Corn-Based Plastics Take More Heat

Your favorite catsup or fruit juice might be “hot-filled” at the food-processing plant—that is, poured into its waiting container while the catsup or juice is still hot from pasteurization. Current containers made from corn-based plastics literally can’t take the heat of hot-filling, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist William J. Orts.

Bio And Recycled Materials Conquer Food Packages

While grades of polyolefin combined with barrier materials such as polyamides and EVOH are usually employed on a blown film line for the production of food films, PET has long established itself as the “mass plastic” for cast films. This is explained by its good mechanical properties and above all by its outstanding transparency and …