Product Information

Sustainable barrier material with high biomass content

Plastics/Polymers Other

PLANTIC™

General name
Biomass-derived gas barrier film
Sales format
Monolayer, multilayer laminate film
Examples

PLANTIC™ is a biomass-derived gas barrier film created through collaborative research between industry and academia in Australia. Since it was commercialized in 2003, PLANTIC™ has gained recognition for its high biomass content, and has been adopted as an environmentally friendly material by major retailers and food manufacturers in Australia, Europe and North America.

Applications

Food packaging

Chilled food distribution (perishables, seafood, fresh meat, ham/sausage, raw pasta, cheese, etc.)
Nuts, snacks, confectioneries

Industrial materials, etc.

Characteristics

A multilayer sheet laminated with polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or skin layers on both sides of a special starch-derived biodegradable gas barrier layer rich in straight-chain amylose.
Gas barrier monolayer is also available.

Excellent formability. Optimal for containers and trays, blister packaging, and vacuum deep-drawing packaging. Used in MAP packaging and gas exchange packaging due to its high gas barrier performance.

The barrier layer (single layer) can be laminated with paper, polylactic acid (PLA), cellulose film, Bio PET and other substances. Enables the creation of a packaging material with biodegradability and compostability.

Also available in barrier sealant grade laminated with a starch-derived barrier layer and sealant layer.

Standard grades and properties

PLANTIC™ line-up

Can meet various packaging shape requirements/application and desired gas barrier feature.

Grade Laminate composition (outer side, inner side) Packaging shape and application Thickness (μ)
PLANTIC™ HP PLANTIC™ laminate interlayer Barrier single layer, biodegradable 50, 65, 80, 100, 150
PLANTIC™ R APET / PLANTIC™ / PETG Tray 450
PLANTIC™ RE APET / PLANTIC™ / APET / PE Tray 485
PLANTIC™ RV PET / PLANTIC™ / PE (easy peel) Skin pack bottom 400
PLANTIC™ EF PE / PLANTIC™ / PE Vacuum packaging, blister pack 220, 250, 280
PLANTIC™ CF PLANTIC™ / BioPBS Biodegradable barrier sealant 85, 100

PLANTIC™ oxygen barrier

0.8cc/50 μm, m2. day. atm.(23ºC 50%RH; measured values)

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Contact us

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Plantic Technologies Limited
51 Burns Road Altona, 3018, Victoria, Australia
Tel.: +61 3 9353 7900
E-mail: info@plantic.com.au
EVAL Division
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8115, Japan
E-mail: plantic.jp@kuraray.com
EVAL Business Unit
Kuraray America, Inc.
2625 Bay Area Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77058, U.S.A.
E-mail: plantic.us@kuraray.com
EVAL Europe N.V.
Keetberglaan 1B - Haven 1087 B-9120 Melsele, Belgium
E-mail: plantic.eu@kuraray.com
Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
331 North Bridge Road #18-02 Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720
E-mail: plantic.jp@kuraray.com