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A green alternative to the regular PVC and polyethylene rolls

The bio-compostable materials represent a valid option to boost the “green performing” packaging products.

In this regard, in the Blown Film sector, Bandera is increasingly involved in fruitful collaborations with major suppliers of bio-compostable resins, in order to test the production lines of both SmartFlex® and Techno FLEX® series and provide the customers with environment-friendly products.

Thanks to the collaboration with a main supplier of biodegradable and compostable resins, Bandera equipped a European company operating in the food-packaging sector, with a 3-layer co-extrusion machinery, a top-quality line for the production of “cling” film, which is compostable and certified as well as developed in order to meet the growing demand of packaging materials with a low environmental impact and that perfectly fits into the composting process.

The equipment, which boasts the most advanced technologies, was installed at THOE The House of Extrusion® – Bandera headquarters, in order to make all the necessary extrusion tests and give the go-ahead to the brand-new material produced. It’s an extensible film made of compostable bioplastic, with high quality mechanic characteristics, low thickness and great optic features. Its main application is in the food packaging industry. This technology represents a green alternative to the regular PVC and/or polyethylene rolls, used for fresh food packaging.

Publication date: 02/01/2020

Smart Extrusion

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.