High barrier materials, in a packaging context are materials which provide a barrier for gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. High barrier materials have low transmission rates for these gases either due to physical or chemical molecular nature of the products.
No. Plantic core layer is extruded in a conventional Plastic extrusion extruder. This energy demand of this process is similar to other conventional Plastics. The raw material extraction for Plantic sheet being primarily corn harvesting and starch extraction is less energy consuming that that of crude oil extraction from the oil rigs and shore. Thus the cumulative energy demand for Plantic extruded sheet manufacturing is up to 50% less than that of conventional polymers.
YES. Plantic materials are food contact approved to European, USA and Australian food compliance legislation.
Plantic is currently undergoing research around the microwave ability of our products please contact us for the latest updates.
NO Plantic materials are designed to run on all standard equipment. Plantic Technologies Ltd can and will provide thermoforming guidelines and complimentary initial training for processing Plantic materials.
NO Currently Plantic materials are comparable in cost to other conventional barrier packaging materials. Longer term, Plantic materials have the potential to be at a cost advantage through better shelf life, down gauging, recycling abilities, environmental savings when compared to petroleum-based polymers.
Yes. Plantic materials are available in many different colours and given the qty size we can tailor a colour to suit your individual needs.
YES. Plantic materials are sealable to a wide range of standard lidding films. Film applications include MAP, Skin, Peel able in the top or bottom webs and flex/flex applications
No, Plantic materials maintains product integrity during use. Additionally to this our materials have similar shelf life to other fossil based barrier materials.