ProAmpac and Metropolitan Tea launch ProActive Compostable package

24 September 2020 (Last Updated September 24th, 2020 12:27)

Flexible packaging company ProAmpac has partnered with manufacturer Metropolitan Tea to launch ProActive Compostable package.

Flexible packaging company ProAmpac has partnered with manufacturer Metropolitan Tea to launch ProActive Compostable package.

The new luxury teabag pouch leverages a multilayer, high barrier flexible package, produced using home and industrial compostable films and adhesive.

According to ProAmpac, the fin-sealed package’s components meet the ASTM standard D6400 and ISO Standard EN13432.

Additionally, ProActive Compostable creates a new avenue for ProAmpac’s compostable packaging.

ProAmpac product development and innovation vice-president Hesam Tabatabaei said: “The pouch is designed specifically to support speciality teas by using a multilayer structure with superior oxygen and moisture barrier, which is critical for preserving product freshness.

“In addition to package integrity, the ProActive Compostable overwrap has a unique sealant technology for running on high-speed form / fill / seal applications and the structure can be both surface- and reverse-printed using up to ten colours of HD flexographic ink to create eye-catching graphics.”

Metropolitan Tea offers large wholesale sources of premium teas, teapots and accessories.

Metropolitan Tea founder Gerry Vandergrift said: “We passionately challenged ProAmpac with our vision for a teabag pouch made with 100% home and industrial compostable material.

“In a remarkably short period of time, ProAmpac delivered, or as we like to say, ‘We pushed the envelope, and ProAmpac sealed it!’.”

Recently, ProAmpac commenced construction of its 25,000ft² advanced Collaboration & Innovation Centre (CIC) in Rochester, New York, US.