26. Jan 2021
Corrosion control and packaging expert Cortec today announced the launch of Eco Wrap, the world’s first compostable industrial strength machine grade stretch film.
The latest formula uses a certified compostable resin plus a tackifier additive to make an industrial strength compostable stretch wrap that can be used on most standard automated stretch wrap equipment. The patent-pending new product is a breakthrough for the industrial packaging and warehousing industries which rely heavily on automated stretch wrapping to prepare pallets of goods for storage, inventory, or shipment.
The new formulation expands Cortec’s line of existing commercially compostable films and bags and is an exciting breakthrough after many years in development, making commercially compostable machine grade stretch wrap a viable option for use in countless industrial applications. Eco Wrap will be extruded at and distributed around the world from Cortec’s film production bases in North America (Cortec Advanced Films) and Europe (EcoCortec).
In addition, according to Cortec, who manufactures the film,while most applications require three wraps of standard film, only two are necessary when using Eco Wrap, without sacrificing strength or protection.
The product is commercially compostable according to ASTM D6400, is shelf and curb stable and will retain its integrity until disposed of properly.
Applications include agriculture bundling (e.g., hay bales and lumber); the corralling of goods for storage and shipment; pallet wrapping; luggage wrapping at airports; packaging construction materials; and furniture transports, to name but a few.
Eco Wrap works on most existing automated machines and is easily applied by adjusting the tension (typically increasing, since Eco Wrap is extremely elastic).
Cortec is known for aggressively pursuing R&D toward “greener” packaging materials. With the development of Eco Wrap, Cortec has taken an important step toward making commercially compostable packaging more versatile and widely available around the world.