Innovative bioplastic packaging materials

With the introduction of the new Bioplastics Pavilion at AUSPACK 2009 visitors will have the opportunity to see demonstrations on what type of bio-based materials and products are available today to improve one’s carbon footprint.

Biograde, BioPak, Innovia Films, NatureWorks, Plantic Technologies and Plastral will all be exhibiting under one roof on the Bioplastics Pavillion.

BioPak to exhibit Bioplast

BioPak will be exhibiting their range of Bioplast potato starch based biopolymers, extruded sheet, compostable copolyester resin, PLA packaging films, compostable self adhesive tapes, composite biodegradable non woven absorbent materials along with examples of commercial applications of these materials.

Innovia Films to showcase NatureFlex

NatureFlex will be the key material on the Innovia Films stand – exhibiting commercial applications featuring this material from around the world.

NatureFlex is a flexible wood pulp based filmic packaging material that meets global standards for composting and sustainable content.

Films include clear, white and metalised versions that are suitable for fresh produce flow wrapping, labelling face stocks, confectionary and bakery packaging and many other packaging applications.

All NatureFlex grades are Sustainable, Carbon Zero and compostable.

NatureWorks to exhibit full range of Ingeo Lifestyle products

At AUSPACK 2009 visitors will be able to see the full complement of commercially available Ingeo lifestyle products on display.

These will include food packaging solutions of every kind to food serviceware, films wrap applications, plastic cards, as well as electrical appliance casings.

There are more than 100 global Ingeo brand partners producing a full range of lifestyle innovations in over 20 different applications, and selling related products today across more than 70,000 retail points of sale worldwide.

According to the company, responsible innovation using Ingeo products has become a commercial reality that is good both for the environment and businesses alike.

Ingeo represents an ingenious new material that’s made from plants not oil. It is a natural-based biopolymer.

Ingeo innovations use 65% percent less fossil fuel resources than traditional polymers such as PET, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80-90%. It offers one of the solutions to reduce carbon footprint on the earth.

Ingeo offers the potential for more disposal and recovery options than conventional oil-based plastics such as industrial composting and chemical recycling.

Plastral to showcase products made from vegetable oil and starch feedstocks

Plastral will be exhibiting resins and products that are made using vegetable oil and starch feedstocks.

Utilisation of these products can help reduce the environmental impact of manufacture and disposal of single use and multiple use goods and also assist with the diversion of organic waste from landfill to composting.

Plantic to exhibit thermoformable sheet grades

As part of the bioplastics stand at AUSPACK 2009, Plantic will be exhibiting their two thermoformable sheet grades (Plantic R1and Plantic HP1) which are significant in terms of the environmental and functional solutions they provide to brand owners, converters and retailers.

Plantic’s sheet products have a renewable resource content of approximately 85%.

According to the company, they are also biodegradable and home compostable and they have excellent anti-static, taint and odour performances.

Plantic sheet can be used for confectionery, baked goods, and pharmaceutical packaging, amongst others.

Some of Plantic’s customers include Cadbury Schweppes, Marks & Spencer, Lindt & Spr?ngli, Haigh’s Chocolates, Sainsbury’s and Pink Lady.

AUSPACK will be held at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park, from Tuesday the 16th through to Friday the 19th of June 2009.

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