Good for the Ground’s Biophan based packaging is produced from a non-toxic Polylactic Acid (PLA) film, which is a new, environmentally friendly thermoplastic polymer. Biophan is made from starch, which is derived from corn, sugar can, straw or wood ‚Äì all annually renewable primary products and unlike conventional packaging film, it – is not made from petroleum, a finite fossil fuel.
Biophan‚Äôs unique properties, such as its transparency and surface gloss, make it a genuine alternative for attractively packaging fresh produce. Its water permeability, for example, keeps bread and pastries nice and crisp. What makes Biophan particularly attractive for food retailers is that this biodegradable packaging film can extend the shelf life of fresh produce by up to several days. It also provides good dead fold and twistability and can be used in a freezer.
The product is good for the environment as it:
- uses 30-50% less fossil fuel to be produced
- uses renewable starch ingredients
- is biodegradable & compostable
- is firm, can ‚Äòbreath‚Äô, and can be used to package many things from bread to cheese
- takes only 45 days to fully decompose (under controlled composting conditions of 58C¬∞). Once degraded it turns into carbon dioxide and water, degrading twice as fast as newspaper and three times as fast as regenerated cellulose film and wood
Also available in a Small Home and Large Home pack.