Innovia Films has launched the first home compostable film designed for lidding applications, NatureFlex™ 55HK1. The new hermetic sealing film has been adopted in Italy for lidding on compostable food service trays used by schools in the Naples municipality.
Mr Giovanni Sannino, CEO, at the Italian firm using NatureFlex™ 55HK1, SAGIFI S.p.A, commented, “We believe in delivering excellence to the customer. These new home compostable films for lidding applications from Innovia Films, allow us to meet our environmental obligations while offering excellent functionality to our customers.”
The new film, NatureFlex™ 55HK1, comprises NatureFlex™ together with a proprietary sealant layer, which further increases the technical capabilities of the cellulose-based packaging film. The advantages of NatureFlex™ 55HK1 include an excellent barrier to moisture and a good aroma barrier. This is in addition to enhanced sealability and seal integrity, to a wide range of bio trays. Derived from renewable resources, NatureFlex™ 55HK1 is certified to OK Compost’s Home Composting standards and to EN13432 by Vinçotte for Industrial Composting.
Neil Banerjee, Market Developer, Innovia Films stated “NatureFlex™ 55HK1 film is ideal for a vast array of products that require exceptional pack performance in both ‘moist’ and ‘dry’ areas including meat, cheese, cereals, fresh produce, rice & pulses, biscuits, confectionery, dried snacks, and for lidding applications. We are seeing good uptake of this film by customers using it to pack their organic ranges.”
Innovia Films is exhibiting at Interpack 2014 from 8-14 May in Düsseldorf, Germany – visit us in Hall 9, Stand 9F04.