HELP MAKE 2018 GREENER
2nd January 2018
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Natureflex

We at Direct Packaging want to do our bit for the planet and hope that the other 17 million people who watched Blue Planet  II will help us achieve this by ordering compostable bags….

NatureFlex™ film is a specialist packaging film from Futamura used by Direct Packaging Ltd to convert into bags to support responsible environmental demands.

This bio-film is based on renewable resources (wood-pulp from managed plantations) and is home compostable (conforms to EN13432).

 

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Various NatureFlex™ film types can benefit applications eg.

  • Fresh Fruit & vegetables,
  • Biscuit & Bakery
  • Dairy
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Crisp/Chips
  • Dried Foods
  • Confectionery

All the above products may require a moisture barrier or a re-heatable option for food on the move.

A high heat resistance grade can be used in a microwave and conventional ovens Recommended Max 200°C, 30 mins.

A few questions answered;

Can Natureflex biodegrade on the shelf?

  • NatureFlex grades are very stable and will not biodegrade or show any loss in mechanical properties on the shelf.  Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost or waste-water environment where micro-organisms are present.

Will NatureFlex biodegrade in sea water?

  • The majority of NatureFlex grades will biodegrade in sea water.  A number of grades have been tested in accordance with ASTM D7081-05.

What is Anaerobic digestion?

  • A series of biological processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is biogas, which is combusted to generate electricity and heat, or can be processed into renewable natural gas and transportation fuels.

Biodegradable and compostable packaging materials are two of the new green living trends.  We need to focus on making sure that what we throw out from our homes and offices is biodegradable or even compostable.

This will get us closer to the goal of making the Earth an eco-friendly place for humans and animals to live together in harmony, if we are willing to understand and invest in the future.

 

Please ring 01702 548418 for further information or email sales@directpackaging.co.uk

 

 

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