Cardia Bioplastics and Alto Packaging Announce Renewable Packaging Partnership

International sustainable resins supplier, Cardia Bioplastics Limited, and leading rigid plastic packaging company, Alto Packaging, have announced a strategic partnership to produce high performance packaging solutions with environmental benefits.

Alto Food Packaging is renowned for delivering exceptional innovation in rigid packaging solutions for fresh food. A key part of the Company's innovation is based on principles of sustainability. As a result, Alto is proud to be in collaboration with Cardia Bioplastics to produce high performance packaging solutions, manufactured with Cardia's novel thermoplastic starch resins.

"Packaging is an integral part of modern day living and we use it in nearly every thinkable industry," said Dr Frank Glatz, Managing Director of Cardia.

"For this reason, the development of packaging solutions with improved environmental properties, through the use of renewable components, is important for the packaging industry to consider. "By incorporating our thermoplastic starch resins into their packaging systems, Alto Packaging is taking significant steps to reduce the environmental footprint of their packaging products," said Dr Glatz.

Initially focusing on fresh food packaging, the new packaging will be manufactured with Cardia's bioplastic resins, which have a higher renewable content and lower carbon footprint than conventional resins. Furthermore, they are compatible with current plastic recycle processes and will be food safe compliant.

Cardia's Biohybrid resins combine renewable thermoplastics with oil-based polymer material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources and to reduce carbon footprint. The renewable material is derived from corn crop grown for industrial use.

Ron Starnes, Technical Manager of Alto Food Packaging, said: "Alto Packaging is proud to be working in partnership with Cardia Bioplastics to produce high performance packaging solutions with improved environmental attributes."

"We are serious about creating a more sustainable future through the use of more renewable materials, and we are looking forward to working with Cardia Bioplastics to bring more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions to the market, in Australia and in New Zealand through Alto and associated group companies," Mr Starnes said.

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