Eco Wrap®, the world’s first compostable industrial strength machine grade stretch film, is here! 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. This 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.
Eco Wrap® users can benefit from material/waste reduction in the following ways. First, most applications requiring three wraps of standard film can use two wraps of Eco Wrap® without sacrificing strength or protection. Second, Eco Wrap® is commercially compostable* according to ASTM D6400. Eco Wrap® may allow its users to avoid tariffs, fines, and tip fees in areas where polyethylene is prohibited or restricted. Eco Wrap® is shelf and curb stable and will retain its integrity until disposed of properly.
There are many exciting ways to make use of Eco Wrap® as a “greener” packaging option. Eco Wrap® can be used anywhere a conventional stretch film is needed. Applications include but are not limited to the following:
· Agriculture bundling (e.g., hay bales and lumber)
· Corralling of goods for storage and shipment
· Pallet wrapping
· Luggage wrapping at airports
· Packaging construction materials
· Transporting furniture
Eco Wrap® works on most existing automated machines and is easily applied by adjusting the tension (typically increasing since Eco Wrap® is extremely elastic). By opting for Eco Wrap®, users can improve their environmental image while getting the necessary packaging job done.
Cortec® is known for aggressively pursuing R&D toward “greener” packaging materials. With the development of Eco Wrap®, Cortec® has made an important step toward making commercially compostable packaging more versatile and widely available around the world. The new Eco Wrap® 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®).
*This product is intended to be composted in a commercial composting facility operated in accordance with best management practices. Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community and if they will accept this product. Not suitable for backyard composting.
About Cortec Corporation
Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified.