Compostable films are made from bio-polymers, such as starch or polylactic acid (PLA).
Most compostable films are considered compostable at an industrial level, so aren’t suitable for home composting like you might think. Whilst they’ll still break down in a home compost heap, they’d take longer than in industrial conditions.
When they do breakdown, they turn into water and CO2. Whilst the latter might seem like a negative, it often has a neutral effect on the environment. This is because the plant-based materials used to make the films absorbed CO2 in the first place. They also break down a lot quicker than biodegradable plastics.
Unfortunately, they’re quite hard to recycle. Biodegradable and compostable films are often considered contaminated due to the additives in the film that help them break down.
Therefore, they either can’t be recycled or are very hard to recycle, so are put in landfill. This is because most plastics are recycled into new plastic materials and the additives could compromise the new products.
So much benefits over fossil plastic. Let’s get in touch and switch to a plant-based plastic and leave fossil plastic behind.
With plastic stretch wrap encasing almost every pallet sent from business to business around the world – it is estimated the number of pallets sent each year is now in the billions – With a plant-based wrapping we can remove one million tonnes of plastic from the environment.
Normally fossil pallet wrapping is difficult to recycle and therefore ends up in landfill of incinerator. Better to use a plant-based wrapping for this. so after use it can becomposted.
We have several partners that can proved the right rolls for your machines. Or send rolls for hand wrapping.
Shrink wrap, also shrink film, is a material made up of a bio-polymer plastic film. When heat is applied, it shrinks tightly over whatever it is covering. Heat can be applied with a handheld heat gun (electric or gas), or the product and compostable films can pass through a heat tunnel on a conveyor.
With our compostable shrink wrap you can pack your plant-based product. No use of petroleum in your production and packaging department. Use it together with the compostable pallet wrapping and there is a full circle.
Let’s say goodbye to fossil plastic wrapping and step into the plant-based products.
Is designed for use as a slight transparent material for bags. It is also used for making net material for fruit & vegetables, pouches as well as other applications needing good tensile properties. It is especially suitable for thin materials down to 10 microns.
Made with a bio-degradable polymer combined with macromolecule materials such as plant starch and cellulose excluding non-degradable plastic such as PE, PP PVC, End of life in industrial composting conditions, it will be decomposed into carbon dioxide and wate
The laying of the film can be performed with the same equipment used for traditional plastic mulching films, being careful to reduce the tension of the roll during operation.
Benefits from the agricultural film;
but also recyclable and safe to burn, without toxic residue.