Cardia Bioplastics technology used to develop So Delicious® Dairy Free compostable ice cream sticks
Cardia Bioplastics Limited is pleased to announce the use of Cardia Bioplastics compostable resin technology for the development of So Delicious® Dairy Free’s innovative compostable ice cream sticks.
So Delicious® Dairy Free purchased first commercial quantity of Cardia Compostable resin for ice cream stick market launch. The initial market launch media buzz has demonstrated that the new compostable sticks are extremely popular with consumers for both taste and environmental reasons.
So Delicious® Dairy Free took the innovative steps to replace traditional wooden sticks by designing an entirely new solution – plant-based, lickable, compostable sticks. Although sustainability plays a major role in So Delicious® Dairy Free’s proposition, the change to Cardia Compostable resin for the ice cream stick application was driven from consumer feedback, indicating they are averse to the feel and aftertaste of traditional wooden sticks in single serve ice creams.
The new stick material is fully compostable and meets the requirements of the ASTM D6400 Standard, which is the US standard specification for labelling of plastics designed to be aerobically composted in municipal or industrial facilities. In addition, the sticks have undergone a series of rigorous tests including two pilot scale compostability tests and one commercial composting test, with results showing that the new sticks compost much faster than their wooden counterparts.
Dr Frank Glatz, Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director said, "The Cardia technical team worked with So Delicious® Dairy Free, to ensure that the resin technology used for the ice cream sticks met consumer needs and compostability standards required for food application. We are very pleased with the result, and are certain that consumer feedback and demand will motivate more manufactures to look to a compostable ice cream stick solution."
Richard Tegoni Chairman Cardia Bioplastics said, "The So Delicious® Dairy Free market launch of Cardia Compostable ice cream sticks in the food and consumable markets, replacing traditional materials further demonstrates the vast possibilities and applications of our resins. Not only are Cardia Compostable resins food safe, have a lower carbon footprint and are compostable compliant to international standards, but as consumer feedback demonstrates they are preferred for certain applications."