By Gary Thomas
Cardia Bioplastics, a provider of sustainable resins and finished products, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Alto Packaging, a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging products, to produce environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.
The partnership will initially provide fresh food packaging products. The products will be made using Cardia’s Biohybrid resins. When compared to traditional resins, these resins have a lower carbon footprint and a higher renewable content. They consist of oil-based polymer materials and renewable thermoplastics. The thermoplastic materials are derived from corn crop that is grown especially for industrial applications.
Cardia’s bioplastic resins possess a high renewable content. They can be used with present recycling processes that are used for plastic. The new fresh food packaging product will be compliant with food-safety norms.
Cardia’s Managing Director, Dr Frank Glatz, stated that packaging plays an important role in modern day living and is used many industries. The widespread use makes it critical for the packaging industry to use renewable components for better environmental benefits. Alto Packaging is incorporating Cardia’s thermoplastic starch resins into its packaging systems. This will help Alto in reducing the environmental footprint of its products.
The Technical Manager at Alto Food Packaging, Ron Starnes commented that the company is proud to collaborate with Cardia Bioplastics, and will help improve the environmental factors of its packaging solutions. This partnership will endeavor to create a more sustainable future.