US-based Cereplast , a manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, compostable and sustainable plastics, has announced that it has partnered with Sezersan Ambalaj (Sezersan), a subsidiary of Asc Group in Turkey, to produce bio twist films made from Cereplast Compostables(R) resins.
The first-of-its-kind, patented product will serve as wrap packaging for a variety of food products distributed throughout Europe.
The Sezersan bio twist film will be manufactured using Cereplast Compostables(R) 7003 bio resin, designed to provide high strength, toughness and process ability for products. Under the terms of the multi-million dollar agreement, Cereplast will begin monthly shipments of 100 to 150 metric tons of bio resin in December 2010.
The new bio twist film has substantial form memory capability (dead-fold behavior) and is heat sealable. The film is also thinner than other twistable product and may be made into opaque or semi-transparent, film-like material. The bio twist film will be used as packaging for a variety of brands in the food industry in Europe.
Cereplast Founder, Chairman and CEO Frederic Scheer stated that by partnering with Sezersan they will be the first to market with bio twist films which offer an environmentally sound alternative for packaging needs.