Innovia films is pleased to announce that its cellulosebased biofilm, natureflex&trade, meets the australian as4736 standard for biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment. To meet the as4736 standard, natureflex&trade films had to undergo a stringent test regime, carried out by an independent accredited laboratory to the required global standards, in order to confirm that their inclusion will have no negative effect on soil, compost quality or earthworm toxicity. Natureflex&trade films are already certified to meet both the european en13432 and american astm d6400 standards for compostable packaging. The woodpulp is sourced from managed plantations from referenced suppliers operating good forestry principals fsc or equivalent. Natureflex&trade films typically have a renewable biobased content of some 95 by weight of material according to astm d6866. Natureflex&trade has been confirmed as suitable for emerging &39waste to energy&39 techniques such as anaerobic digestion, aiding the diversion of organic wastes from landfill. They also offer advantages for packing and converting such as inherent deadfold and antistatic properties, high gloss and they are resistant to grease and oil. Natureflex&trade films are ideal for packaging confectionery, bakery goods, fresh produce, dried goods, snacks, household products and personal care items. &ldquothese flexible films offer manufacturers of natural and organic products the opportunity to align their packaging message with the spirit of their product marketing it provides them with a compostable, naturallybased packaging material. Increasingly we see major brand owners respond to the consumer commitment to &lsquodo the right thing&rsquo, reflected in an increased demand for sustainable packaging. Gaining the as4736 standard for natureflex&trade proves it ticks many boxes, it comes from natural resources and has many end of life options and this qualification proves it is harmless in soil environments,&rdquostated barend van den hoek, innovia films&rsquo asia pacific general manager.
Australian Compostability Standards Met For Natureflex
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