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Partnership produces home compostable barrier bio-laminates

Innovia Films and Parkside Flexibles have co-operated to develop two "unique" barrier bio-laminate structures that include Innovia's NatureFlex renewable and compostable films. Both developments have successfully passed the 26 week disintegration test and OK Compost Home certification is pending.

Innovia Films and Parkside Flexibles have co-operated to develop two "unique" barrier bio-laminate structures that include Innovia’s NatureFlex renewable and compostable films. Both developments have successfully passed the 26 week disintegration test and OK Compost Home certification is pending.

The new constructions have been designed to fill a gap in the dry goods market, such as coffee, teas, dry pet foods, and crisps. They form part of a range of products Parkside is creating to fulfill the increasing demands of packers, retailers and ultimately consumers. The flexo printed duplex and triplex metallised laminates are said to offer a high barrier to moisture, gas and aroma.

Steve McCormick, MD of Parkside Speciality Division, enthuses "We see the addition of the first home compostable barrier bio-laminates as a major step forward as an industry in supporting the environment. We feel that Parkside is leading the way in developing truly innovative packaging in this area and we plan to continue to build on our successes."

NatureFlex film begins life as a natural product, wood, sourced from responsibly managed plantations operating good forestry principals. The films offer advantages for packing and converting such as inherent deadfold, anti-static properties, high gloss, resistance to grease oil and mineral oils, a wide heatseal range and easy opening.

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