Cardia Bioplastics and US manufacturer of food grade plastic packaging Highland Plastics have joined forces to provide sustainable packaging systems for consumer and institutional applications.
As part of the partnership, Highland Plastics will use Cardia Biohybrid resin technology to offer new packaging products with lesser dependence on limited oil resources and a lower carbon footprint.
According to Cardia, its technology combines renewable thermoplastics with polyolefin material.
Highland Plastics president Jim Nelson said the company selected Cardia Biohybrid technology owing to its combination of packaging performance, environmental profile and cost effectiveness.
"Cardia’s Biohybrid™ technology fits into our strategy of being able to immediately offer our customers a responsible packaging offering providing a lower carbon footprint," Nelson said.
Cardia collaborated with Highland Plastics in a bid to support the diversified application of its resin technology which can be used for a range of packaging applications.
The applications include flexible film, injection moulding, blow moulding, foam, extrusion and coating applications.
The partnership will also give customers the option of using sustainable Cardia Biohybrid technology or compostable technology for their packaging or plastic products.
Earlier in 2013, Cardia announced supply agreements for compostable juicer bags with Breville in the US and for Biohybrid kitchen waste bags with Shanghai Pudong City in China.
Australia-based Cardia Bioplastics develops and manufactures sustainable resins and finished products derived from renewable resources for the global packaging and plastic products industries.
Image: Highland Plastics containers made with Biohybrid technology of Cardia; Photo: Courtesy of Cardia Bioplastics