24 November 2015

Bio Based Packaging Laminate Developed Using Matt NatureFlex™ Film

Innovia, Bio4Pack created bio-packaging solution, suitable for a wide range of applications

A partnership between Innovia Films and a Dutch company has resulted in a bio based packaging laminate structure being developed using renewable and compostable NatureFlex™. Innovia Films has been working with Bio4Pack to help them package organic Sapana Delibars for their client, Aardse Droom.

The laminate structure, BBII80, uses Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose NatureFlex™ NK Matt film as the outer layer, giving a natural premium paper appearance. A metallised NatureFlex™ film enhances the moisture barriers, making it suitable for a wide range of applications such as cereal bars and coffee (beans and ground). Seal integrity is ensured through the use of a renewable Bio-PE film.

Patrick Gerritsen from Bio4Pack enthused, “We liked recommending and using NatureFlex™ films in this application because they fit perfectly, not only with the ethos of the organic Sapana Delibars’ brand, but also because of the barrier properties they can bring to a laminate pack structure such as BBII80.”

Bio4Pack, part of the Sylvaphane group of companies, has over 10 years’ experience in developing sustainable and compostable packaging. With its sister company, Euroflex, it is a perfect one stop shop to source film, laminate, extrude and convert.

Andy Sweetman, Innovia Films’ Marketing Manager, Packaging & Sustainability said, “Our NatureFlex™ films are increasingly being used in bio-laminate packaging constructions such as BBII80 to provide the necessary barrier. The new NatureFlex™ NK Matt film gives a quality natural look and feel to this application. The Bio4Pack/Innovia Films partnership is one of several that we are developing across the globe with key industry players to ensure we can meet demand for innovative, bespoke bio based packaging solutions.”

Source: Innovia Films, press release, 2015-11.

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