Novamont has launched the latest generation of bioplastics under its Mater-Bi portfolio, including a film for food packaging.
Alberto Castellanza, sales manager at the firm, said the packaging is aimed at fresh produce and explained about the mechanical properties.
“First of all a good clarity, a good transparency and a good processability on a standard line for linear density and low density polyethylene,” he told FoodProductionDaily.com at K Show in Dusseldorf.
“So this is a good step forward because we believe that this can be a good opportunity to combine performances and compostability in a range of food packaging applications.”
The rigid and transparent grades are for blown, double bubble and bi-oriented cast film and can be printed with water or solvent based inks.
Products from the third and fourth generation of Mater-Bi contain a higher proportion of renewable raw materials to lower greenhouse gas emissions and the dependence on fossil feedstock.
Films that are 20-30 microns thick are compostable in three to five weeks.