It’s great to have packaging that’s made from renewable resources and that is natural and compostable. But what about the lids or wrappings that are more than often also required with the package? To provide our produce customers with a more integrated solution we’ve had to search around the world for partners that could provide us with the right product.
Vexar is a certified commercially compostable netting brand carried by Conwed which we like because their nets are, of course, compostable, but also breathable, gentle and reusable. Also, we like the flexible film product called NatureFlexTM made by Innovia Films, a company best known for their Cellophane brand.
The NatueFlex film is great and what’s needed today because it is certified home compostable by the European OK Home Compost standard as well as the ASTM D6400 and the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). This is possible because the film is made from cellulose derived from wood pulp, which is harvested from managed plantations.
Innovia makes the film available in heat sealable bags or as wrap format that can be micro or macro perforated for added breathability. The application is quite broad from fresh produce packaging, to bakery items, and to confection and convenience food wrapping to name a few.