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Back at the
Ti
booth, our visitors could touch and view
several examples of NATIVIA™ commercial applications.
Eosta BV from Holland very kindly gave us the opportunity
to display their organic range of fruit and vegetables packed
with our NATIVIA™ NTSS, and in addition visitors to our
booth could taste the soft candies manufactured by FIDA
and twist-wrapped with NATIVIA™ NTSS printed by
Centroplast, who are
among the front runners
in the “green” flexible
packaging
converting
industry. Samples of the
Sant’Anna water from
Fonti Vinadio, bottled in
PLAand labeled with our
NATIVIA™ NTSS were
also much appreciated, as well as the NATIVIA™ shopping
bags, made by GPS using a paper-PLA high gloss laminate.
Thermoformed PLA trays with a PLA top (with and without
barrier) fromCompac andAMB from Italy were also displayed,
confirming the versatility of NATIVIA™.
Not far away from
Ti
, Bio4pack from Holland was showing
samplesof thermoformedPLAblisters, sealedwithNATIVIA™
films. Other commercial applications of NATIVIA™ included
herb and flower sleeves from Be Natural a Belgian company
fully focused on green packaging and bread bags fromTurconi-
Italy. The number of packaging solutions using NATIVIA™
films is becoming greater and greater, covering food as well
as non-food applications. We are actively working on several
interesting and ambitious projects with top brands, whose
names cannot be disclosed at the moment.
Stay tuned and visit
www.nativia.com
to learn more about
the latest NATIVIA™ applications, and don’t miss the
opportunity to meet our team at the Bioplastics conference in
Turin in September and at the December European Bioplastics
Conference in Berlin.
EUROPE
Fresh fruit and vegetables have
a longer shelf life if they are packed
with
NATIVIA™
Fresh produce has a two-day longer shelflife in PLApackaging
compared to fresh produce that are packed in traditional
synthetic materials. This was proven by research conducted
by the University of Wageningen (Food &Biobased Research
Dept) commissioned by Eosta (distributor of organic fruit and
vegetables), Taghleef Industries and Bio4Pack (manufacturer
of bioplastic packaging). Previous research by the same
university earlier this year indicated that packaging material
such as sugar cane fibres, PLA dishes and PLA films are better
for the environment.
‘By using PLA we provide retailers with a tool to help them
decrease losses on the shop floor and at the same time we help
them to contribute in a positive way to the environment,’ says
Paul Hendriks, who is responsible for packaging for Nature
& More within Eosta. ‘We have been using biodegradable
packaging from renewable raw material for years and are
delighted to see that scientific research supports what we have
always felt.’ Eosta was the first to introduce biodegradable
packaging to European consumers (in 2005). Today the
company is the main buyer of biodegradable packaging from
renewable raw material in the produce industry.