PKN talks... Technology: Exploring the eco and safety benefits of PaktoEarth and SafetoShare for packaging, with Anthony Harrison, CEO and founder of Twelve8 Technology.

In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Anthony Harrison, CEO and founder of Twelve8 Technology, cover the company's ground-breaking technologies PaktoEarth and SafetoShare.

The conversation starts with Harrison's career development, his love of being an entrepreneur, how that passion motivates him and his focus on helping not for profit businesses. This leads to a discussion of Twelve8 Technology's formation to help both people and the environment along with its focus on integrity and ensuring its products produce proven results, and that its claims are verified.

Harrison describes the PaktoEarth plastic additive technology and explains how it presents a compelling interim solution to dealing with “escaped plastic” that ends up in landfill, as it enables a full degradation process within two years.

Harrison explains that the SafetoShare product is an easy-to-apply resin coating for fibre-based packaging (cartonboard and corrugated) that repels 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses.

The discussion for both products covers target markets, take-up globally and roadblocks in Australia with a focus on cost effectiveness, benefits for potential clients, and international sales growth.

The episode wraps with a review of the various awards that SafetoShare has won, its Food Safe approval and the product variants available in addition to the product's benefits during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Editor: Chris Visscher
Producer: Steve Visscher

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