It even “sounds fresh”. Corn-based Evlon film from BI-AX gives Montreal’s Aristo Cuisine’s premium sandwiches a feel-good-sound-good wrapper that keeps food fresh and the planet green.
Environmental sustainability is nothing new for folks at the Londonberry, N.H.-based Stonyfield Farm, which has been producing organic, all-natural yogurt since 1983, but using bioplastic materials to package its popular, bestselling flagship brands—employing an Arcil form-fill-seal (F/F/S) packaging machine—may well be the the North American yogurt industry.
A new lifecycle assessment conducted by PE Americas, a leading environmental sustainability consultancy, found that Ingeo bioplastic cold cups from NatureWorks LLC of Minnetonka, Minn, have a lower carbon footprint from sourcing through end of life in landfills than comparable cups made with either polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
New yogurt containers are made primarily from corn-based, Ingeo PLA (polylactic acid) polymers and are a replacement for the traditional petroleum-based polystyrene plastic.
Cargill has announced it will assume full ownership of NatureWorks LLC, as part of Teijin Limited’s general portfolio restructuring in response to the global economic downturn. Previously a 50-50 joint venture, NatureWorks is now an independent company wholly owned by…