A bio-based packaging laminate structure has been developed using renewable and compostable NatureFlex following a tie-up between Innovia Films and a Dutch company.
Innovia Films has partnered to help Bio4Pack package organic Sapana Delibars for latter's client Aardse Droom.
Called BBII80, the laminate structure uses Innovia Films' NatureFlex NK Matt film, a compostable cellulose as the outer layer, thereby giving a natural premium paper look.
A metallised NatureFlex film bolsters the moisture barriers, thereby making it feasible for use in a wide range of applications such as cereal bars and coffee (beans and ground).
Through the use of a renewable Bio-PE film, seal integrity is also ensured.
Patrick Gerritsen of Bio4Pack 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."
Bio4Pack is a unit of the Sylvaphane group of companies and has been involved in developing sustainable and compostable packaging for more than a decade.
Innovia Films packaging and 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."
Image: Innovia Films has partnered to help Bio4Pack package organic Sapana Delibars for latter's client Aardse Droom. Photo: courtesy of Innovia Films.