US-based Tag Packaging has unveiled a new biodegradable foam, 100BIO, for the food packaging sector.
Claimed to be the first 100% biodegradable foam, 100BIO features sturdy, cold-resistant, heat-insulating, and shock-absorbing qualities.
A collection of 16 items, such as cups, clamshells and sushi trays, have been included in the new range.
100BIO is made from Ingeo, which is a trademarked brand name for a range of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers owned by NatureWorks.
It is said to reduce carbon footprints and does not contain heavy metals, harsh chemicals or carcinogens.
Ingeo is a sugar-based, biodegradable bioplastic currently being sourced from plants, such as corn or sugarcane.
Tag Packaging president Jea So said: "Everyone should be able to afford safe and eco-friendly food packaging, and 100BIO will make it economically possible."
Established in 2014, Tag Packaging provides customised packaging solutions for the baking and lunch-packing sectors.