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Issue 02/2015

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Rigid Packaging

Rigid Packaging Thermoformable high-barrier material Used by some of the worlds leading retailers and processors Plantic Technologies Ltd (Altona, Victoria, Australia) thermoformable bottom webs are providing a new class in ultra-high barrier films made from renewable and reclyable materials and are a cost effective replacement for conventional oil based films. Plantic Technologies has achieved a unique place in the world market for bioplastics through proprietary technology that delivers biodegradable and renewable sourced alternatives to conventional plastics based on corn and cassava; which is not genetically modified. Unlike some other bioplastics companies who utilise organic materials but whose polymers are still developed in refineries, Plantic’s polymer as well as its raw material, are grown in a field. The entire process integrates the science of organic innovation with commercial and industrial productivity in a new way. The result is both a broad range of immediate performance and cost advantages, and long-term environmental and sustainability benefits. Plantic eco Plastic, Plantic eco Plastic R, Plantic eco Plastic Ultra and Plantic eco Plastic Peel represent the company’s flagship products for rigid packaging on traditional thermoformers. These products are a direct replacement for conventional polymers but when compared with these oil based products, Plantics products use up to 40 % less energy and reduce greenhouse gases by up to 70 %. Plantic Technologies Ltd is supplying major supermarket customers on three continents in applications such as fresh case ready beef, pork, lamb and veal, smoked and processed meats, chicken, fresh pasta and cheese applications. Plantics products have proven to have exceptional gas barrier properties which dramatically extend the shelf life of the packaged product. Plantic Technologies is expanding rapidly and refining its technology to meet the ever growing global needs for more environmentally and performance efficient products. Plantic Technologies has released a new range of flexible materials with the same environmental and performance characteristics as their rigid based structures. These flexible options are proving already to be a preferred choice for many consumers, retailers and processors. “Plantic eco Plastic is not just about being a sustainable material, it has an ultra-high barrier that can improve the shelf life of a product, and reduce food waste. With Plantic eco Plastic you can have an enormous impact on value change and reduce the effects of climate change, both by reducing food waste and using more sustainable materials.” Brendan Morris Plantic Technologies Limited CEO and Managing Director said. MT www.plantic.com.au 18 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/15] Vol. 10

Polylactic Acid Uhde Inventa-Fischer has expanded its product portfolio to include the innovative stateof-the-art PLAneo ® process. The feedstock for our PLA process is lactic acid, which can be produced from local agricultural products containing starch or sugar. The application range of PLA is similar to that of polymers based on fossil resources as its physical properties can be tailored to meet packaging, textile and other requirements. Think. Invest. Earn. Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH Holzhauser Strasse 157–159 13509 Berlin Germany Tel. +49 30 43 567 5 Fax +49 30 43 567 699 Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG Via Innovativa 31 7013 Domat/Ems Switzerland Tel. +41 81 632 63 11 Fax +41 81 632 74 03 marketing@uhde-inventa-fi scher.com www.uhde-inventa-fi scher.com Uhde Inventa-Fischer

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