Ultra-high barrier renewably sourced material comes to vacuum skin packaging
Plantic eco Plastic skin pack adds new dimension to VSP
Plantic Technologies, Ltd. (plantic.com.au), an international supplier of performance biopolymers, unveils its sustainable Plantic eco Plastic™ Skin Pack ultra-high gas barrier material that establishes new standards in vacuum skin packaging (VSP) performance.
This ground-breaking material is manufactured using state-of-the-art technology with a multilayer material based on Plantic bio-based ultra-high barrier material. Made from a proprietary starch technology, the Plantic eco Plastic™ Skin Pack delivers an almost undetectable oxygen transmission rate. The easy peel sealant layer is compatible with most available VSP top webs using a polyethylene sealant. The total package structure is made from up to 70% renewable content.
Based on renewable resources Plantic eco Plastic™ Flex uses less than half the energy of traditional barrier films and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%.
Plantic eco Plastic™ Skin Pack is available in thermoform roll-stock or pre-made trays for VSP applications, and comes with high gloss or matte surface finishes. Depending on the application, ultra-high barrier Plantic eco Plastic Skin Pack can extend the shelf-life of fresh foods from 15% to 40% and is suitable for number of products like meat, poultry, smoked and processed meats, fish and seafood, and cheese. This material is not designed for microwave and oven heat use.