Innovia Films And Sappi Fine Paper Europe Have Joined Forces To Demonstrate Potential Laminate Structures, Using Their Respective Products, Suitable For End Users In The Food, Confectionery And Pharmaceutical Industries
Innovia films and sappi fine paper europe have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures, using their respective products, suitable for end users in the food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. These laminates provide technical functionality in addition to being made from renewable resources and offering compostability &ndash a focus which many packaging end users are keen to pursue. Both companies recognise that the best endoflife options for flexible paperfilm laminates are either industrial, home composting or ultimately anaerobic digestion which turns waste into a useful energy source, compared to current landfill or incineration solutions.
Innovia films with its natureflex&trade product range, brings its unique expertise in manufacturing renewable and compostable cellulosebased films with tailored moisture and barrier properties. Sappi brings its expertise in manufacturing flexible packaging papers and now offers coated and uncoated compostable paper options algro® nature is a unique compostable one side coated paper leine® nature is an uncoated equivalent, which is also compostable. The sappi and innovia products have been independently tested and have received the &ldquook compost home&rdquo certification by vinçotte, and also the compostability din e13432 certification by din certco. Innovia films and sappi have now started trials with converters to demonstrate the capabilities of such laminates in terms of sustainability and technical packaging solutions.
Trials have been made on both extrusion and adhesive laminate systems, targeting end users who are seeking alternatives to existing noncompostable structures. John fell, global marketing director for innovia films commented &ldquoboth companies are committed to evolving this joint partnership and will announce future developments of sustainable packaging solution, based on renewable and recyclable forest products, as and when they become available.&rdquo