Parkside develops compostable film range - read more

October 06, 2016

Developed under the brand Park-2-Nature®, the compostable laminates are manufactured from sustainable sources whilst remaining aesthetically pleasing, offering excellent graphic shelf appeal for retailers and brand owners to drive sales. Watch the video demonstrating the benefits of the new packs which are ideal for coffee pouches, dried goods and confectionery packaging.

Steve McCormick, new product development director at Parkside, said: “Our compostable solutions have taken more than four years to develop to ensure they meet the demanding testing standards. They demonstrate Parkside’s advanced packaging expertise and are a major step forward in the industry.

“Our success in this area means that environmentally aware brand owners, retailers and consumers have a choice of barrier packs that can be disposed of in a composting environment. The Park-2-Nature compostable range is disposable through both composting and anaerobic digestion, offering a viable end-of-life solution for non-recyclable packaging and avoiding disposal in landfill.”

The oxygen and moisture barrier performance of the Park-2-Nature packs is designed to deliver extended product shelf life, helping both retailers and consumers minimise food waste. In addition, the lightweight flexible designs offer a lower carbon footprint solution compared to other heavier packaging formats, such as metal or glass.

The packs are approved for industrial composting to EN13432 and have been subject to a 12-week test where 90 per cent of material must degrade at temperatures between 55c and 60c and no more than a 10 per cent residue may remain after passing through a 2mm vibrating mesh plate.

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