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Corapack Uses Futamura's Renewable Cellulose Film for Barrier Lidding Structure

Italian flexible packaging firm Corapack has used Futamura Chemicals’ renewable and compostable cellulose films to develop compostable barrier lidding for trays.

NatureFlex cellulose film is a lidding material, which serves as an alternative to conventional plastics.

The high barrier NatureFlex NatureFlex film is laminated to an internal sealing bio-polymer, allowing the final structure to be heat sealed to compostable base trays made from bio-polymers or wood pulp.

NatureFlex offers high barrier to moisture, aroma and gasses. With better transparency and high gloss, NatureFlex is a more suitable solution for a compostable lidding structure.

According to the company, NatureFlex films are said to be produced from sustainable wood pulp harvested from managed plantations.

Futamura’s Italian regional sales manager Giorgio Berton said: “This application is another great example of a successful collaboration where renewable and compostable NatureFlex films have been selected as a real alternative to conventional plastics; this means the brand owner can be happy that they are providing an environmentally responsible solution without compromising on functionality”.

Futamura produces plastic and cellulose films under NatureFlex and Cellophane brands. The company acquired Innovia Films cellulose business, which helped to expand its global footprint.

With production sites in the UK, USA and Japan, Futamura has a significant global position in the markets for renewable and compostable packaging films and cellulose casings.

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