Innovia Films and Bio4Pack develop new laminate structure for food packaging

Thursday, Nov 05, 2015

Innovia Films and Bio4Pack have jointly developed a new bio based packaging laminate structure using former's NatureFlex flexible packaging film.

The companies have used compostable cellulose NatureFlex NK Matt film as the outer layer for the new laminate structure BBII80, thereby giving it a natural paper appearance.

Made out of renewable resources, NatureFlex NK Matt film acts as a barrier against moisture, gases, aromas and mineral oils, thus becoming feasible for packaging cereal bars and coffee.

Innovia Films packaging & sustainability marketing manager Andy Sweetman said: "Our NatureFlex films are increasingly being used in bio-laminate packaging constructions such as BBII80 to provide the necessary barrier. The new NatureFlex™ NK Matt film gives a quality natural look and feel to this application.

"The Bio4Pack/Innovia Films partnership is one of several that we are developing across the globe with key industry players to ensure we can meet demand for innovative, bespoke bio based packaging solutions."

The BBII80, which uses a renewable Bio-PE film to ensure seal integrity, will be used by Bio4Pack's client Aardse Droom to pack organic Sapana Delibars.

Bio4Pack director Patrick Gerritsen said: "We liked recommending and using NatureFlex films in this application because they fit perfectly, not only with the ethos of the organic Sapana Delibars' brand, but also because of the barrier properties they can bring to a laminate pack structure such as BBII80."

Innovia Films said that NatureFlex NK Matt film can withstand temperature ranging between 17-23°C.

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