Materials

For a better selection and awareness raise, we give you an overview about the packaging materials!

  • Paper and cardboard – Paper is a material what made from natural raw materials. Carton is paper that is heavier than 224 g/m2. Both are recyclable materials. When used for contact with food, the paper is fed either in pure or laminated form. The coated paper got a shiny surface that makes it durable. From paper are made the bags, wrapping papers, boxes, etc.
  • Biodegradable polymers as the bio-plastic, is a material from what is mainly made up the disposable containers, shopping bags and rubbish bags. Here you can find materials like PLA and PHA. These are recyclable natural resources such as corn, starch and sugar cane.

By knowing the materials you can make better choices.

  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is an elastic but also durable plastic what is used at bottles, food packaging, baking molds, bags and films. PET labeled plastics are usually reusable. The bottles can be used several times if they are thoroughly washed and dried. Reusable applications are also successfully applied to plastic bags. All plastic materials should be put into a special garbage container after the use to direct them for recycling.
  • Polypropylene (PP) is used in bottles, containers, trays, buckets, dishes, etc. The use of polypropylene is higher than use of polyethylene (approx. 100 ° C) and the material is resistant to oil and grease. PP does not release into the food the toxic chemicals. This packaging material is usually allowed to use in a microwave oven.
  • High density polyethylene (HDPE) are used in plastic bags and sheets. HDPE does not release chemicals in the food. Material reusability depends on the local available options.
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) can be used for plastic bags and other packaging materials. LDPE does not release toxic chemicals into the food.
  • Pure polystyrene (PS) is used in the packages what are made to preserve and store food. Also used in plastic drinking cups.
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a plastic from what is made the trays and foils. Also used at inner surfaces of tin cans, gaskets, etc. This is a plastic with low thermal stability, whose decomposition (> 70°C) produces a colorless gas HCI with a sharp smell.
  • Foamed polystyrene (EPS) is a material from what are prepared the bases for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. EPS products are well maintained. The production of this material separates toxic gases, so we recommend that if possible you should use from safer plastic made products.
  • Polycarbonate (PC) can be used in hard plastic bottles and food containers. In our product range, we try to offer products that do not contain bisphenol (BPA).
  • Aluminum (AL) is a relatively lightweight metal with a shiny silver. Mostly used for molds and foil rolls. Aluminum alloy may contain small amounts of magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese and silicon. AL is resistant to corrosion and has good permeation assurance. Clean uncoated and unlatched aluminum reacts with most diluted acids and can exhaust aluminum ingots. Therefore, we try to keep in our product range the coated molds.

 

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