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High barrier compostable packaging film from Innovia Films increases chocolate's shelf life

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article image High barrier compostable packaging film from Innovia Films increases chocolate's shelf life

Innovia Films ’ high barrier compostable material, NatureFlex NK, has been selected by a Dutch company, Amigos International, to wrap its new range of dark, Fair Trade, organic chocolate from Ecuador - Ananda.  Jeroen Kruft, the owner of Amigos International, stated that, “Amigos International is a long-time distributor of organic products.  We appreciate not only the ecological aspects of the ingredients, but were also looking at packaging to complement this.  That is why we started to look at more environmentally friendly options, which led us to Innovia Films and NatureFlex.”

Key features of the NaturFlex compostable packaging includes:

  • NaturFlex compostable packaging offers biodegradability and compostability
  • This compostable packaging offers a moisture barrier approaching that of co-extruded OPP
  • This means it has the best moisture barrier of any biopolymer film currently available, which has been achieved through Innovia Films’ unique coating technology
  • Another advantage in using NatureFlex compostable packaging film is the increased shelf life it can give the product, keeping it in tip-top condition for longer
  • This packaging features inherent deadfold and anti-static properties
  • High gloss and transparency
  • NaturFlex compostable packaging is resistant to grease and oil
  • Good barrier to gases and aromas, print receptive surface and wide heat-seal range
  • NatureFlex compostable films are certified to meet both the European EN13432 and American ASTM D6400 standards for compostable packaging.
“Supplying Amigos International with NatureFlex NK to package their Ananda Chocolate is a win-win-win situation, as the transparent film offers high barrier, increases product shelf life and is certified compostable.  The NatureFlex range continues to develop fast, driven by both consumer demand for greener alternatives - more sustainable packaging -, and by niche companies like Amigos International and large brand owners alike who see the differentiation and environmental benefits,” enthused Alexander van ’t Riet, Innovia Films’ Global Sales & Marketing Director.

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