California's Excellent Packaging & Supply debuts resealable bags made from NatureWorks Ingeo PLA for cold foods, NatureFlex bags made from trees for hot foods, says bags are alternative to oil-based PP, PVC-coated clear cellophane bags
August 9, 2011
– Made from bio-based plastics, these clear food-packaging bags provide a cost-effective green solution for displaying hot or cold food while keeping it fresh.
Excellent Packaging & Supply, an innovator and wholesale distributor of sustainable, biodegradable, and nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has added two new lines of clear, 100-percent bio-based retail food bags to its range of packaging solutions. Designed for the fast-growing “food-to-go” and packaged foods markets, and developed especially for Excellent Packaging, these easily compostable bags are ideal for presentation and display of prepared foods such as confectionery and baked foods. More importantly, these food-packaging bags are a viable and practical alternative to oil-based polypropylene and PVC-coated clear cellophane bags that have traditionally been used in many foodservice applications.
Today’s announcement includes two lines of bio-based bags that add a professional and practical presentation to ready-to-eat foods:
1. For hot foods and suitable for reheating in an oven or microwave, Excellent Packaging is debuting NatureFlex™ bags. These heavy-duty bags are made from sustainably farmed and harvested trees. They are also FDA-approved for food contact, making them ideal for both hot and cold foods such as sandwiches, wraps, bakery goods, confectionery and dry snacks. NatureFlex food bags are 100-percent biodegradable and compostable either at home or municipally. They are available flat or gusseted in a range of sizes, and can also be ordered in custom sizes and with custom printing.
2. For cold foods such as snacks and sandwiches, Excellent Packaging is also launching a range of crystal-clear, resealable “lip-n-tape” flat bags made from NatureWorks® Ingeo™, a PLA (Polylactic Acid) biopolymer derived from renewable, plant-based resources. The bags feature a 1” lip with a strip of resealable tape. They are 100% bio-based, biodegradable and compostable in either a municipal or commercial compost environment. Available in a range of stock sizes and with custom size and printing options, these bags are also ideal for individual servings of cookies, portioned snacks or dried fruit.
“By adding these two bio-based food bags to our line of sustainable foodservice solutions, we are demonstrating that high-performance alternatives exist to non-sustainable clear retail food bags made from fossil-fuel derivatives,” said Allen King, president of Excellent Packaging & Supply. “This is terrific news for supermarkets, specialty grocery stores and anyone offering to-go food: there is really no need to package your food in oil-based products since these bio-based alternatives perform just as well and deliver a powerful environmental statement.”
Both products are manufactured domestically and available from the company’s BioMass Packaging® website in the food bags section. To learn more about the comprehensive range of bio-based, sustainable foodservice packaging products offered by Excellent Packaging, or to enquire about volume pricing, call (800) 317-2737.
About Excellent Packaging & Supply
Excellent Packaging & Supply (http://www.excellentpackaging.com) is a wholesale distribution company that specializes in nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications. The company’s range of environmentally sustainable packaging includes compostable, biodegradable and recyclable product lines, as well as traditional packaging solutions. Excellent Packaging brings decades of experience to assist its customers with and inventory-control services, product development, sourcing, quality control, and price negotiation. Excellent Packaging also works with a wide variety of companies and organizations to research, source and deliver custom bio-based and traditional packaging and foodservice products that enable companies to integrate sustainable foodservice solutions into their business. Excellent Packaging markets sustainable foodservice packaging solutions for business, restaurant and home through its BioMass Packaging® division (http://www.biomasspackaging.com). Follow us on Facebook (BioMassPackaging) and Twitter (@BioMassPackage).