Innovia supports new renewable packaging project

14 March 2013 (Last Updated March 14th, 2013 18:30)

Global manufacturer of packaging products Innovia Films has provided its NatureFlex range of films to a German design student who took up a new project to promote renewable packaging materials.

Sabine Zits_Holger Eschenburg

Global manufacturer of packaging products Innovia Films has provided its NatureFlex range of films to a German design student who took up a project to promote renewable packaging materials.

Sabine Zits, an undergraduate at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, created new packaging packs using Innovia's films as part of her project.

Zits said by having some real life samples of potato chips made up with a clear renewability message, she decided to show designers what is already possible for packaging.

"Metallised and clear NatureFlex films were used for the bags and I would like to thank Holger Eschenburg from Innovia Films and all the partners involved for their help with this project," Zits added.

The designer created the new crisp packs in partnership with many partners such as Intersnack, which owns the German funny-frisch potato chip brand.

According to Innovia, Allflex laminated the NatureFlex films, which were printed using a machine at the University of Stuttgart.

Innovia Films Germany sales manager Holger Eschenburg said, "We were very pleased to be able to facilitate this project where designers of the future, like Sabine Zits, can showcase the advantages of our NatureFlex™ packaging films to their peers, contemporaries and industry at large."

Certified to meet the American ASTM D6400, European EN13432 and Australian AS4736 standards for compostable packaging, Innovia's NatureFlex films extend benefits for packing and converting.

The films have inherent deadfold and anti-static properties; resistance to grease and oil; are a good barrier to gases, aromas and mineral oils; a wide heat-seal range; and their renewable bio-based content is typically 95% by weight of material according to ASTM D6866.


Image: Innovia's films have been used in a project to promote renewable packaging materials. Photo: Innovia Films.