NatureFlex cellulose-based biofilm

Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 | Supplied by: Innovia Films Pty Ltd

Innovia Films has announced that its cellulose-based biofilm NatureFlex meets the Australian AS4736 standard for biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment.

To meet the AS4736 standard, the films had to undergo a stringent test regime, carried out by an independent accredited laboratory to the required global standards, in order to confirm that their inclusion will have no negative effect on soil, compost quality or earthworm toxicity.

The films are already certified to meet both the European EN13432 and American ASTM D6400 standards for compostable packaging. The wood pulp is sourced from managed plantations from referenced suppliers operating Good Forestry principles (FSC or equivalent). The films typically have a renewable biobased content of some 95% by weight of material according to ASTM D6866. The product has been confirmed as suitable for emerging ‘waste to energy’ techniques such as anaerobic digestion, aiding the diversion of organic wastes from landfill.

They also offer advantages for packing and converting such as inherent deadfold and antistatic properties, high gloss and they are resistant to grease and oil.

The films are suitable for packaging confectionery, bakery goods, fresh produce, dried goods, snacks, household products and personal care items.

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