Nativia® film is made from renewable, sustainable organic resources. PLA bio-based resin is sourced from corn or sugar beet and potatoes. It takes less energy to produce Nativia® film and therefore it has a lower carbon footprint than other oil-based plastics like Polypropylene, Polythene and PET.
The film is industrially, mechanically and chemically recyclable and it can be incinerated, according to the EN13432 standard and has achieved the OK BIOBASED certificate from Vincotte. This certification means it will break down quite quickly into carbon dioxide, water and biomass by microbial digestion in the right conditions. Nativia® films cannot be recycled with other plastics. Please recycle with garden and food waste.
Greeting Card Bags made from Nativia® are also food safe as well as being Eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. These bags are heat sealable, have a high stiffness, good oxygen barrier and good slip properties. Due to the nature of this film, the film manufacturer recommends that the bags are used within 6 months and stored in suitable conditions. Recommended storage conditions are away from local heat sources, moisture, out of direct sunlight, and ideally below 30 degrees Celsius.
If you are thinking of switching from Polypropylene bags to Nativia® bags we highly recommend that you request a sample first to try with your product as Nativia® does have a slightly different feel to Polypropylene.
SIZING: Please note that measurements can vary slightly by SEVERAL millimetres due to manufacturing 5% tolerances, please ensure that you have extra room in the bag when your card and envelope is inserted. We recommend at least 5mm extra space should be considered. Also remember your cards and envelopes also have a 5% manufacturing tolerance and can also vary in size by a millimetres. If the bag is too tight it could split.
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If you would like to receive samples please contact us with your name, address and size preferences.