Food Engineering

Eco-friendly films

January 1, 2009




A durable polyethylene-based product, Automated Packaging’s EarthAware biodegradable bag film has a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation in 9 months to 5 years, depending on exposure conditions; the film biodegrades only when in contact with other biodegrading materials. The film is available in clear, opaque, printed or plain forms; an optional green tint is available. EarthAware’s recycled film is made entirely from recycled pre-consumer bags and film scrap. An opaque material that offers strength and printability, it is available in standard gray or with an optional green tint. The biodegradable and recycled films come in a variety of sizes and bag configurations.

Automated Packaging Systems; 888-288-6224; www.autobag.com