Make Peace With The Planet
As we become increasingly aware of environmental concerns, there is a pressing demand for sustainable flexible packaging films that are manufactured from renewable resources and/or are recyclable or compostable at the end of their life cycle.
At Protos we are able to offer our customers credible alternatives to the more traditional general purpose thermoplastic packaging films, such as BOPP, that tick both the sustainability boxes:-
ProGanic-pla: A biodegradable flexible film produced from a polymerised lactic acid converted from starch and sugar that is extracted from plants such as corn or potatoes. The film is suitable for industrial composting.
ProGanic-cello: The holy grail of environmentally-friendly packaging, this biodegradable film is manufactured from wood pulp, primarily eucalyptus, from certified forests. At the end of the life cycle the film is suitable for home composting, where conditions may be less than optimal.
We also include oxo-degradable BOPP film in our ProGanic family of films, although remain sceptical over claims for long-term biodegradability and environmental friendliness. ProGanic-oxo is a traditional BOPP where special additives accelerate degradation of the film through oxidation. At the end of the life cycle, oxo-degradable films break down into small fragments – which some manufacturers claim will then biodegrade over the longer term.
More Information and Advice
ProGanic films can be tailored to suit the requirements of specific products including superior moisture barrier properties and heatsealability for a wide range of food products.
Call our knowledgeable sales team for further advice on our range of ProGanic films on 01453 511126. Alternatively why not take a look at our blog, where we discuss the importance of eco-friendly films and the myths surrounding ‘biodegradable’ plastics?