Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based material, NatureFlex™ NVR, has been chosen by a French company, Les Jardins de Gaïa, to pack its range of organic teas in individual sachets.
Founded in 1994, Les Jardins de Gaïa is a Fair Trade, organic tea company based near Strasbourg.
As part of their philosophy of selling natural organic products, they wanted to wrap their tea in natural packaging.
The converter in this application is leading German-based tea packer TPS from Soltau.
Colourful designs distinguish Les Jardins de Gaïa teas from other tea packaging designs on the market.
According to Jean Baptiste Dubois, marketing, of Les Jardins de Gaïa: "We wanted to keep our product safe and in premium condition and do something that would stand out from the crowd. NatureFlex™ films ensure we are proud of our packaging."
"We were delighted to assist Les Jardins de Gaïa via TPS from Soltau, Germany, in realising their sustainability goals. Alongside the environmental benefits, NatureFlex™ films also offer a host of advantages for packing and converting, such as inherent dead fold and anti-static properties, high gloss and resistance to grease and oil, good barrier to gases, aromas and mineral oils, a wide heat-seal range and easy opening," stated Neil Banerjee, market developer, Innovia Films.
NatureFlex™ was an obvious choice in this application as the film begins life as a natural product – wood – and breaks down at the end of its lifecycle in a home compost bin (or industrial compost environment) within a matter of weeks. It is also confirmed as suitable for emerging ‘waste to energy’ techniques, such as anaerobic digestion.
Caption: Individual tea sachets from Les Jardins de Gaïa wrapped in compostable NatureFlex™ NVR from Innovia Films.