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Paper/PLA specification goes biobased!

Constantia Flexibles receives bio-based DIN certificate for its multi-laminate pouch packaging specification

Constantia Flexibles is proud to announce that its Paper/PLA specification contains a bio-based carbon content of 90 percent. This specification is used for producing multi-laminate pouch packaging to pack ground coffee, dried soups, confectionery products or dried energy food for example.


With the continuous interest in sustainability, our packaging customers are demonstrating an increasing demand for a transparent and objective identification of resource-saving, bio-based raw materials.


Bio-based* products are completely or partially made from raw materials that have absorbed as much CO2 during their short growth as they emit when they are disposed of and/or burned. The removal or replacement of fossil based products in a manufacturing process greatly reduces harmful effects to the environment.


The certification for bio-based products was launched by DIN CERTCO, a certification organization of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN in Germany. Under this scheme it is possible to certify the bio-based content of a whole product or specific components.


”DIN-Geprüft Biobased” has three levels of quality which indicate a product’s bio-based content:
•    Biobased 20-50%,
•    Biobased 50-85%, and
•    Biobased >85%.

Contact:

Thomas Greigeritsch (Sustainability/Certification scheme)
Paolo Battiston (Product)

* Bio-based is not to be confused with usual prefix “bio”, but actually describes the production from biomass, i.e. renewable organic raw materials. According to DIN this certification scheme and the associated certification mark enable manufactures to demonstrate the usage of renewable raw materials in their product throughout the supply chain. Moreover it demonstrates that our products meet the requirements of this well-recognized certification scheme.