Cardia Biohybrid certified for moulded products food contact
Cardia Bioplastics has received European and USA food contact certification for injection moulded products made from its Cardia Biohybrid™ materials. This follows the food contact approval received for its multilayer flexible film products in 2009.
Cardia BiohybridTM food contact rigid packaging products are certified compliant to Europe's Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 and USA's FDA CFR 21 for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
The breakthrough significantly expands Cardia Bioplastics market opportunities in food packaging applications. Cardia Bioplastics customers can now offer every day food packaging items, such as containers, closures, tubes, tubs and bottles, using Cardia BiohybridTM technology.
Cardia already has rigid food packaging products development agreements with several companies and is awaiting commercial outcomes. Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director Dr Frank Glatz said achieving European and USA food contact certification for injection moulded products is an important milestone for Cardia Bioplastics.
"Our ability to offer both rigid and flexible film packaging products, with high performance, strong environmental profile, food contact compliance and cost effectiveness, makes Cardia BiohybridTM technology a compelling package for the global food industry," said Frank Glatz.
Reduce oil consumption and carbon footprint
Cardia BiohybridTM proprietary technology combines renewable thermoplastics with polyolefin material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources and to reduce carbon footprint. Cardia Bioplastics is expanding its extensive patent portfolio with new lodgements to protect this innovative technology.
"This development enables customers to move confidently into more sustainable packaging solutions. Cardia BiohybridTM injection moulded products and multilayer films offer food marketers packaging solutions with a real competitive edge for their products," said Frank Glatz.
"Cardia Bioplastics now has technologies covering the packaging market comprehensively. The range starts with commodity packaging and extends to the high end food packaging industry. Our sustainable packaging applications now include flexible film, injection moulding, blow moulding, foam, and extrusion and coating applications.
"We also offer customers the choice of Cardia Bioplastics internationally certified Compostable technology for their packaging or plastic products," he said.