AUSPACK 2009 promises to be an even better show than last year however food and beverage manufacturers should find the new bioplastics pavilion of particular interest.
Biograde, BioPak, Innovia Films, NatureWorks, Plantic Technologies and Plastral will all be exhibiting under the one roof making it easier for visitors interested in this particular area.
BioPak will be exhibiting their range of Bioplast potato starch based biopolymers, extruded sheet, compostable copolyester resin, PLA packaging films, compostable self adhesive tapes, composite biodegradable non woven absorbent materials along with examples of commercial applications of these materials.
NatureFlex™ will be the key material on the Innovia Films stand - exhibiting commercial applications featuring this material from around the world. NatureFlex™ is a flexible wood pulp based filmic packaging material that meets global standards for composting and sustainable content.
Films include clear, white and metalised versions that are suitable for fresh produce flow wrapping, labelling face stocks, confectionary and bakery packaging and many other packaging applications. Visitors will also be able to see the full complement of commercially available Ingeo™ lifestyle products on display. These will include food packaging solutions such as serviceware, films wrap applications, plastic cards, as well as electrical appliance casings..
Ingeo represents a new material made from plants not oil - a natural-based biopolymer. They use 65 per cent less fossil fuel resources than traditional polymers such as PET, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 to 90 per cent. Ingeo offers the potential for more disposal and recovery options than conventional oil-based plastics such as industrial composting and chemical recycling. Plastral will be exhibiting resins and products that are made using vegetable oil and starch feedstocks. Utilisation of these products can help reduce the environmental impact of manufacture and disposal of single use and multiple use goods and also assist with the diversion of organic waste from landfill to composting.
As part of the bioplastics stand at AUSPACK 2009, Plantic will be exhibiting their two thermoformable sheet grades (Plantic® R1and Plantic® HP1) which are significant in terms of the environmental and functional solutions they provide to brand owners, converters and retailers.
Plantic’s sheet products have a renewable resource content of approximately 85 per cent. They are also biodegradable and home compostable and they have excellent anti-static, taint and odour performances.
Plantic® sheet can be used for confectionery, baked goods, pharmaceutical, electronics and cosmetics packaging.
AUSPACK 2009 will be held at Sydney Olympic Park, from Tuesday 16 June to Friday 19 June 2009.