Like all NATIVIA™ films, D808 20 µm provides
very good barrier to grease and fatty juices from
the foodstuff, protecting the paper packaging
against grease penetration.
NATIVIA™ D808 film also shows better heat
resistance in terms of lower heat shrinkage and
higher values of Tg, glass transition temperature,
and Tm, melting temperature, compared to
standard PLA films.
This graph plots the thermal shrinkage in % in
MD (machine) and TD (transverse) directions at
increasing temperatures for D808 20 µm and
standard NTSS 20 µm films.
Italian retail chains are always looking for sustainable packaging solutions
in response to consumers’ increased desire to reduce the depletion of fossil
resources and tofight climate change. Following this trend, Nicoletti SpA, an
Italian manufacturer of paper bags for fresh foods, has recently introduced
in its portfolio a bag for roasted chickens made entirely of
The paper bag is fully laminated with recently developed
NATIVIA™ D808 20 µmfilm, and has a transparent window
which allows the consumer to see the packaged products.
Unique performance and thermal properties of D808
20 µm film ensure heat resistance of the bag at storage
temperatures up to 80°C. Improved heat resistance was
the primary requirement of the film, since roasted chickens
that are cooked every morning in the deli corner need to be
kept at a temperature above 65°C (in bulk) in order to avoid
proliferation of microorganisms.
Heat, Grease and Oil Resistant PLA
film for Paper Bags
Positive Growth Trend
of the Global
In September 2015, twenty-one international packaging
experts from Nestlé were invited to participate in a workshop
focused on BoPP film hosted by Taghleef Industries Kft.
After a welcome and introduction from
’s Chief Sales &
Marketing Officer, Patrick Desies, the experts from Nestlé
were given an extensive presentation on BoPP films and
their applications with a special focus on barrier films and
The presentation was followed by a tour of the plant. After
a brief overview of
’s history and organization, guests had
the opportunity to take a closer look at the two BoPP film
and 8.2m) operating at the site. The tour included
extrusion, stretching, slitting, metallization, and
quality control. Production managers and operators at
the plant were available to answer questions directly
from Nestlé’s experts.
This workshop once again highlighted the importance
of partnerships between
and brand owners in order
to develop projects and move forward to achieve
Nestlé attends BoPP workshop
at Taghleef Industries Hungary
European Bioplastics presented its annual market update at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference on
November 5 - 6, 2015. According to the most recent data, the global bioplastics industry can look forward to
growing more than 350% by 2019. Biobased drop-in plastics like bio PET are the main drivers of this increase,
and biobased and biodegradable plastics like PLA and starch blends show a positive trend as well.
The land used to grow the renewable feedstock for bioplastics production amounted to approximately
0.68 millionhectares in2014,whichaccounted for only0.01%of theglobal agricultural areaof 5billionhectares,
97%of whichwere used for pasture, feed, food, bioenergy, biofuels, and othermaterial uses. Even considering
the 2019 forecasted growth, only
0.02% of the global agricultural
area will be used.
This clearly indicates that there
is no competition between the
renewable feedstock for food
or feed and the production of
The report is available at
Thermal shrinkage (%) with increasing temperature curves for D808 20 µm
and NTSS 20 µm films.
D808 20 µm+paper roasted chicken bags.