Innovia Films’ NatureFlex™ is helping a leading Italian coffee company with its launch of a new organic brand. Based in Modena, Caffè Molinari SpA, is a speciality coffee company. They have recently introduced a Bio™ range in Espresso and Decaffeinated varieties, which uses fully certified compostable packaging.
The coffee pack is constructed using two-layers, comprising a white metallised high barrier NatureFlex™ outer layer laminated to a bio-polymer sealant inner layer, providing high seal strength and integrity.
Working in collaboration with Goglio an international converter, these new coffee packs were developed specifically for Caffè Molinari. This innovative eco-friendly integrated packaging system using NatureFlex™ includes an aroma protecting bio valve, designed and patented by Goglio Plastic Division. The full pack construction with the valve complies with the EN13432 industrial composting norm and is certified to OK Compost’s composting standard by Vinçotte.
Giuseppe Molinari, Managing Director, Caffè Molinari commented, “In order to satisfy our customers, who care for their environment and are health conscious, we have launched two Bio™ coffees in fully certified compostable packs. Working closely with Innovia Films and Goglio we have been able to launch this integrated coffee packaging system with a bio degassing valve into the market. So far we have had an excellent response from our customers.”
NatureFlex™ films are certified to meet the American ASTM D6400 and European EN13432 standards for compostable packaging. They begin life as a natural product, wood which is sourced from managed plantations operating on good forestry principals. They also offer a host of advantages for packing and converting such as high seal strength and integrity, excellent gas, aroma & UV light barrier, grease and chemical resistance, dead fold and anti-static properties, enhanced printing and conversion.
Attilio Cecchi, Area Sales Manager Italy, Innovia Films stated “NatureFlex™ films are ideal for the coffee market as they fit well with concerns about sustainability and renewability. The environment continues to be a high priority in packaging and certified organic coffee products are a ‘good fit’ with more sustainable options. Innovia Films’ new high performance white metallised NatureFlex™ film is ideal for this application as it is based not only on renewable resources but also has excellent barrier properties – essential for keeping coffee in perfect condition.”
Innovia Films has been at the forefront of substrate development for the label industry and flexible packaging for over 20 years and the technical properties of their speciality polypropylene (BOPP) and cellulose (Cellophane™ and NatureFlex™) films enhance product protection, increase shelf appeal and can result in a more sustainable and profitable supply chains.