EcoCortec has released its new EcoShrink compostable film, a commercially compostable alternative to common plastic shrink wraps for use in industrial packaging applications.
Designed with the circular economy in mind, EcoShrink takes both the beginning and the end of the shrink wrap product lifecycle into account, and is sourced from certified commercially compostable resins containing 45 per cent biopolymers.
After use, EcoShrink can be disposed of in a commercial composting environment to reduce the amount of plastic packaging that normally ends up in landfill. It is shelf and kerb stable, retaining its integrity until disposed of properly.
“In today’s world, many are looking for greener ways to approach packaging, which includes looking at the entire range of the product’s lifecycle – from raw material sourcing to disposal,” explains EcoCortec.
“With this in mind, Cortec Corporation has been working tirelessly to introduce viable packaging options that can make the circular economy a reality.
“For more than two decades, EcoCortec has recently intensified efforts to develop a variety of practical alternatives to traditional plastic films and bags, which is why we are pleased to announce the official release of EcoShrink.”
Key environmental benefits include:
- Meeting ASTM D6400 standard for commercial composting;
- Containing 45 per cent biopolymers;
- Reducing conventional plastic waste; and
- Improving user’s environmental footprint.
In addition to the above benefits, EcoShrink is also designed for standard heat-shrinking applications, allowing users’ to shrink wrap their small or large components as normal to conform to the shape of the object.
“EcoShrink is a great way to keep dust, dirt and moisture off warehouse stock, while keeping components bundled into a streamlined package,” according to the company.
“Shrink wrapping can be done with a wide variety of standard shrink tools. Simply measure the size of the unit, determine how much film is needed to wrap around it with enough for overlap, then shrink wrap as usual.”
EcoShrink is available in 50um or 100um thickness, and as a single would or centrefold sheeting in widths of 45.72cm or 91.44cm. Rolls come individually boxed or in cradle packed pallets.
EcoShrink is available in Australia through EcoCortec's local distributors A S Harrison & Co and Savcor Products Australia.