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Five italian companies join forces for a new compostable packaging project

Initiative led by the Ima Flx hub, concretely testify the Ima "Zero philosophy" of the Group

Five companies of excellence in the Italian supply chain are playing an important role as technological innovators in the transition process towards the circular economy, and they are Ima, Novamont, Saes Coated Films, Sacchital and TicinoPlast. Intense and joint research and development work, based on the respective know-how of these star players of both biodegradable and functional materials as well as their transformation, has given life to an all-Italian project dedicated to compostable packaging and its relative implementation.

The result of this synergy has been a new 100% compostable and high-barrier packaging. In fact, the five companies have developed a revolutionary compostable food packaging with high oxygen and water vapour barrier properties. Certified in compliance with the European standard EN 13432, it can disintegrate in just 45 days, thus contributing to the generation of compost, a natural and nutrient-rich soil improver that promotes fertility and regeneration of agricultural soil.

Deriving from renewable raw materials and suitable for replacing non-recyclable multilayer packaging or packaging contaminated with food residues, the new solution closes the circle of economy. It comes from the earth and, through industrial composting, returns to nourish the earth again. This avoids landfill disposal and creates a quality compost, which is a very important ally in the fight against desertification and soil erosion.

The project has been launched on the market through the publication of itscompostable.com website, whose purpose is to promote the use of compostable materials, show how they should be disposed of, collect development requests from companies in the sector and create new synergies. This initiative led by the Ima Flx hub, the reference point in the flexible packaging machines market, concretely testify the Ima "Zero philosophy", which is really key for the Group.

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