Showing posts with label Innovia Films. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Innovia Films. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Natural In and Out - Fresh Handmade Cosmetics as Easter Egg

Easter Eggs are supposed to be made from chocolate, although loved by everyone, chocolate isn’t Justify Fullalways the best gift. But everyone loves to receive an Easter Egg, that ancient Pagan symbol of springtime.
Try an alternative to the standard chocolate Easter Eggs often packaged in nature unfriendly material. Try the Honey Toffee Scented Easter Egg of ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush. All Lush's Easter Eggs are vegetarian and four are vegan. Don’t eat them, They are to dip yourself into a nice 'fragrance bath’.

Each Bubble Bar and soap gift is housed in 500g of Ballistic "egg shell". The hollow eggs, available in two varieties are made from bath ballistic mix and contain two Lush products inside. When the inner products have been used, consumers can simply break off pieces of the outer shell and throw them into the bathtub for an indulgent fragrant soak. To protect the eggs Lush wraps them in biodegradable eco-plastic which can be put on the compost heap.

Or as Lush is stating: “Luxury without the guilt; just the way we like it best.”

The gift eggs are wrapped in Innovia Films’ transparent NatureFlex NE30 film, which has been converted into sheets by Innovation Packaging Solutions Ltd.

For the ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, NatureFlex was an obvious solution for the packaging as the film begins life as a natural product - wood - and breaks down within a matter of weeks. It also offers advantages for packing and converting such as inherent dead fold 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 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 operating under Good Forestry principals (FSC or equivalent). NatureFlex films typically have a renewable bio-based content of some 95% by weight of material.


Saturday, 10 January 2009

What Are We Going To Do with Polystyrene and PET Trays

More and more supermarkets and food service companies prohibit suppliers to use polystyrene and/or PET trays following their policy to show ‘green’ involvement to their customers. Wal-Mart, took the lead in 2006, in cooperation with the Oppenheimer Group of Vancouver, Canada, a supplier of fresh produce, by introducing the compostable packaging from EarthCycle Packaging Ltd, in the Wal-Mart Stores.

Palm Fibre trays for Wal-Mart's fresh produce
The packaging - used for organic kiwi fruit and tomatoes - is a moulded, food approved, palm fibre tray, wrapped in cellulose-based NatureFlex film from Innovia Films and labelled with a compostable, pressure sensitive paper label from Reynders, Belgium.

The tray is made from a renewable source: palm fibre from long-established palm oil plantations in West Malaysia. This agricultural biomass waste, which occurs when the oil from the palm fruit is pressed, was always burned or taken to a landfill.

The tray and film degrade within 90 days, meeting the ASTM D6400 standard. The tray is not printed, but is .......... continue reading with more about:
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