NatureFlexT Packaging Film Adopted by Fair Trade Tea Company
Innovia Films, Inc.
6000 SE 2nd St.
Tecumseh, KS, 66542
Press release date: August 9, 2013
Innovia Films' compostable cellulose-based material, NatureFlexT NVR, has been chosen by French company, Les Jardins de Gaļa to pack its range of organic teas in individual sachets.
Founded in 1994, Les Jardins de Gaļa is a Fair Trade, organic tea company based near Strasbourg. As part of their philosophy of selling natural organic products, they wanted to wrap their tea in natural packaging.
The converter in this application is leading German-based tea packer TPS from Soltau. Colourful designs distinguish Les Jardins de Gaļa teas from other tea packaging designs on the market.
According to Jean Baptiste Dubois, Marketing of Les Jardins de Gaļa, "We wanted to keep our product safe and in premium condition and do something that would stand out from the crowd. NatureFlexT films ensure we are proud of our packaging!"
"We were delighted to assist Les Jardins de Gaļa via TPS from Soltau, Germany in realising their sustainability goals. Alongside the environmental benefits, NatureFlexT films also offer a host of advantages for packing and converting such as inherent dead fold and anti-static properties, high gloss and resistance to grease and oil, good barrier to gases, aromas and mineral oils, a wide heat-seal range and easy opening," stated Neil Banerjee, Market Developer, Innovia Films.
NatureFlexT was an obvious choice in this application as the film begins life as a natural product - wood - and breaks down at the end of its lifecycle in a home compost bin (or industrial compost environment) within a matter of weeks. It is also confirmed as suitable for emerging 'waste to energy' techniques such as anaerobic digestion.