100% Biodegradable material


You see and hear it everywhere; horticulture also needs to become more sustainable. That is why we have now added several 100% biodegradable sleeves to our standard range. These sleeves are made of a durable and naturally degradable material and are printed with water-based ink. So it is better for the environment.

What are the advantages of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)?
This material is not made of fossile fuels, in contrast to traditional plastics. It is made from renewable sources such as sugar cane or corn, which is not at the expense of food. Because these sleeves are biodegradable, they can be composted after use according to the cradle to cradle principle. The consumer can simply throw the covers into the green waste bin. It is 100% industrially compostable in professional composting installations.
Because this material can be processed mechanically in different ways, it offers many packaging options. We can produce flower and plant covers and foil sheets, also made custom made with your own printing.

Some features

  • PLA is a biopolymer and stands for 'Polylactic Acid or Polylactid'
  • It is one of the most well-known and most sustainable bioplastics
  • This material is not made, like traditional plastics, from fossil fuels, but from renewable raw materials, namely sugar cane and maize, which is not at the expense of food
  • It gives a meaningful destination to agricultural waste
  • Because the sleeves are degradable, they can be composed of according to the cradle to cradle principle after use
  • Sleeves can be thrown away together with organic waste
  • PLA is 100% industrially compostable in professional composting plants
  • It can be processed mechanically in various ways and therefore offers many packaging possibilities
  • From PLA we can produce flower and plant sleeves and foil sheets
  • Printing is possible, just like with foil made of other materials
  • Waterbased colours are used for printing
  • The materiaal is certified for composting according to EN13432 by Dincertco.

  • These environmentally less packaging are made of durable and naturally degradable materials such as PLA. More information about the possibilities, availability and prices on the webshop >> please contact your account manager or send an email to sales@koenpack.com.

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