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Wipak launches sustainable food packaging films using Cardia Biohybrid technology

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Wipak, a leading global supplier of quality packaging films, has released their new range of sustainable food packaging films using Cardia Biohybrid™ patented technology. Wipak  presented these novel films at the world's leading packaging trade fair, Interpack 2011, in Dusseldorf, Germany


"Assuming responsibility" - Wipak's motto for this year's exhibition says it all. "In view of rising costs for raw material and energy, affecting both retail, manufacturers and suppliers, efficient and sustainable packaging systems that are ideally adapted to the products are gaining more and more importance", emphasizes Rafael Kraft, European Sales & Marketing Director. "Our new range of sustainable food packaging films using Cardia BiohybridTM patented technology is an excellent example of our sustainability initiative and will be presented for the first time at Interpack 2011."



Wipak offers sustainable and efficient packaging solutions. In addition to food packaging films using Cardia BiohybridTM technology Wipak Group will present numerous new developments to demonstrate how the requirements for sustainable, economical and functional packaging solutions can be met.



Cardia BiohybridTM technology combines renewable thermoplastics with polyolefin material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources and to reduce carbon footprint. Cardia Managing Director, Dr Frank Glatz, said: "Growth for our business is fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. We are delighted to be collaborating with Wipak Group to offer the food and medical packaging industry a product that is environmentally responsible and meets the markets performance requirements.



"Our partnership with Wipak Group will enable their food packaging and medical packaging customers to purchase innovative film products with reduced dependence on finite oil resources and lower carbon footprint," said Frank Glatz.

Rafael Kraft emphasised Wipak Group's strategy on responsible products and packaging. "We are excited to work with Cardia Bioplastics. Our food packaging film products made from Cardia BiohybridTM resins meet the highest performance standards and will form an integral part of our responsible product offering," he said.



Cardia Bioplastics is benefiting from the trend towards sustainable packaging with products used in a broad range of packaging applications, including flexible film, injection moulding, blow moulding, foam, extrusion and coating applications. It gives customers the choice of using sustainable Cardia BiohybridTM technology (less oil, lower carbon foot print) or Cardia's internationally certified Compostable technology for their packaging or plastic products.



About Cardia Bioplastics
Cardia Bioplastics Limited (ASX CODE: CNN), through its 100% owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics Australia Pty Ltd, develops, manufactures and markets sustainable resins and finished products derived from renewable resources for the global packaging and plastic products industries. The company holds a strong patent portfolio and its growth is fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. Established in Australia in 2002 as Biograde, the company Headquarters and Global Applications Development Centre is in Melbourne, Australia. The Product Development Centre and manufacturing plant is in Nanjing, China. There are Cardia Bioplastics offices in the Americas, Europe, Malaysia and China, and a network of leading distributors across Australia, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Visit



About Wipak
As part of the Finland-based Wihuri Group the Wipak Group holds a leading rank in the development and manufacture of multilayer films and high-end packaging solutions in Europe. Our strength is based on linking our expertise in research and development with our group's production and sales capacities around the globe. This results in synergies at all levels. At its eleven European locations Wipak develops and manufactures high-quality films and packaging solutions for the food industry and the medical/healthcare sector. Visit



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