Industry players develop colorful banana bunch band that's industrially compostable; Taghleef Industries supplied NATIVIA NTSS BOPLA facestock, which was coated with Artimelt's biobased adhesives, printed by Aleithe Haftetiketten with Zeller+Gmelin's inks

Sample article from our Bioeconomy

October 4, 2023 (press release) –

Every product needs a label, but every label should be fit for the product. Fruit labels, bands and stickers are likely to end up – and are indeed frequently found – in the organic waste, and should be designed in such a way as to not contaminate it. Taghleef’s pressure sensitive label substrates range is complemented by NATIVIA® NTSS, a biobased and biodegradable BOPLA film that provides the perfect industrially compostable alternative to conventional plastics.

Our goal in Taghleef is to dynamically upgrade our offerings and develop new products to satisfy our customer’s needs, achieve sustainability targets and adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

Speaking of which, the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposed last year by the European Commission and currently under discussion, includes a list of packaging applications to be mandatory made of compostable materials, among which sticky labels for fruit and vegetables.

In response to the call for compostable packaging for specific strategic applications, we partnered up with several industry players and moved into action in developing a fully industrially compostable fruit band, presenting a product that could in the near future find its spot in a supermarket aisle.

The fun, colourful banana bunch band was obtained thanks to a dedicated teamwork, where each player gave their input in creating the finished product. Taghleef supplied NATIVIA® NTSS BOPLA facestock, which was coated with artimelt’s biobased adhesives and finally printed by Aleithe Haftetiketten with Zeller+Gmelin’s inks, also certified for compostability.

The fruit label project is an example of how Ti looks works to deliver not only films but solutions, fulfilling our customers’ requests today while preparing for those of tomorrow.

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

See our dashboard in action - schedule an demo
Dan Rivard
Dan Rivard
- VP Market Development -

We offer built-to-order bioeconomy coverage for our clients. Contact us for a free consultation.

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

+1 (310) 553 0008

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.