Innovia Films’ renewable and compostable packaging film, NatureFlex is chosen by Nestlé UK to wrap their confectionery brands, QUALITY STREET.
Nestlé UK approached Innovia Films to develop a range of certified compostable films to match, as closely as possible, the existing range of coloured Cellophane films.
The move is part of Nestlé’s overall strategy to reduce packaging and develop more sustainable packaging materials, making it easier for consumers to reduce waste.
According to Nestlé UK, NatureFlex colour-film range will help QUALITY STREET customers and consumers to reduce waste.
NatureFlex renewable and compostable packaging film provides a suitable solution for packaging as the film begins life as a natural product, wood, and breaks down in a home compost bin or industrial compost environment quickly.
It also offers advantages for packing and converting such as inherent deadfold and anti-static properties, high gloss and transparency, resistance to grease and oil, good barrier to gases and aromas and a wide heat-seal range.
NatureFlex renewable and compostable packaging films are cellulose based, derived from renewable wood-pulp and are certified to meet both the European EN13432 and American ASTM D6400 standards for compostable packaging.
The wood-pulp is sourced from managed plantations from referenced suppliers operating Good Forestry principals (FSC or equivalent). NatureFlex packaging films typically have renewable biobased content by weight of material.