Lebensbaum tea to use compostable film with intermediate moisture barrier.
tea has chosen Innovia Films’ cellulose-based material NatureFlex™ NVR for
packaging its range of organic teas.
NVR is a two-side coated, heat
sealable renewable and certified compostable film with an intermediate moisture
barrier, ideally suited to box overwrap and individual flow wrap applications
such as this one.
materials based on renewable resources is part of Lebensbaum’s sustainability
strategy as Dr Achim Mayr, managing director, explains: “NatureFlex combines the packaging quality and
functionality we are looking for with our ambitioned environmental consciousness,
which fits with our mission.”
film begins life as a natural product, wood (from managed plantations operating
on good forestry principals, FSC or equivalent) and breaks down in a home
compost bin (or industrial compost environment) 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, aromas
and mineral oils and a wide heat-seal range.
“NatureFlex films offer both suitable aroma
barrier and a functional barrier to mineral oil migration which has been
scientifically confirmed to last for five years. Mineral oil barrier is especially welcome in
the tea industry, where recent German publications highlight that various tea
products have weaknesses concerning mineral oil protection. The use of renewable cellulose derived from
certified managed plantations and the fact it is certified home compostable rounds
off this new packaging solution!”