Compostable NatureFlex Packaging Film from Futamura
Norman Knights supply compostable Natureflex bags and eco-friendly cello bags in stock, and we offer fast delivery to customers all over the UK. This material is ideal for eco-conscious companies, developed in response to the increasing consumer demand for more environmentally responsible packaging.
As these bags are made from wood pulp and other natural – and perhaps most importantly, renewable – resources, they provide certified biodegradable and compostable waste management.
- Biodegradable & Eco Friendly
- A high oxygen barrier
- Excellent grease resistance
- Protection against mineral oil contamination
- Light and durable materials
- Exceptional seal integrity for heat seal flow-wrap
- FREE UK-Wide Delivery
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Price breaks available on request and apply across multiple bag size orders.
We can make any bag size you require and also use RX32, 30mic, 40mic, 50mic OPP film as well as 365XS, 440XS, 600XS, NK30 and NK45 Natureflex cellophane film.
For bespoke bag sizes and price breaks please contact us via email at email@example.com or call on 01268 733 722.
Why order compostable bags made from Natureflex?
These flexible, food-safe films are perfect for flexible coffee packaging and many other semi-permeable applications. Natureflex film is available uncoated, semi-permeable, metallised or labelled, making it a smart choice for businesses in all industries.
We offer a cost-efficient way to package your products in an environmentally friendly way, and this biodegradable film even helps to extend shelf life.
We supply biodegradable bags and environmentally friendly Natureflex packaging solutions
We understand that every client will have different requirements, as various items have unique properties. Fortunately, our team can customise orders to meet your needs. For example, the coating offers a certain level of moisture protection depending on which product is being wrapped.
NatureFlex™ films, created in 2003, are static-free and use novel heat seal-resins on each side; they are now highly print receptive after years of development.
Naturally sourced, eco-friendly cello bags and Natureflex packaging, manufactured by an established European supplier
Natureflex is our more environmentally friendly packaging option and can be used to create a variety of high-quality products, including compostable film front bags. We offer competitively priced, bespoke services, and our diversity has gained a broad client base.
Known nationwide for our reliability and commitment to quality, Norman Knights specialise in the Confectionery, Coffee, Ethnic and Organic Food markets. However, we can cater for all of your flexible packaging needs!
Eco Friendly packaging solutions
The bags inside these tea boxes are our Natureflex bags which are fully compostable both industrial and home compostable. Offering a greener and more sustainable packaging solution.
NatureFlex Packaging FAQs
What is NatureFlex?
NatureFlex is a collection of compostable and bio-based films used for flexible packaging. Most grades are produced with around 90% renewable raw energy (at minimum).
NatureFlex’s films meet EU standard EN13432
Is Cellulose Compostable or Biodegradable?
As both biodegradation and composability are part of the same process, for a material to be certified compostable, it must break down into water, CO2 and biomass at a consistent rate with other biomaterials.
In addition, this final compost must not have any adverse chemical reactions. In the UK and Europe, cellulose is tested to standard BS EN13432 for all industrial settings.
How is NatureFlex used for packaging purposes?
As NatureFlex films have a sustainable barrier and printability, it is exceptionally suitable for PET or OPP replacements in lamination processes. NatureFlex could be ideal for a single-film solution and alternative, for example.
Will NatureFlex protect the product inside?
The packaging made by NatureFlex offers high barriers to moisture, oxygen and oils to protect food and extend its shelf-life.
What materials are NatureFlex Sustainable films made from?
The primary raw material in the films is cellulose derived from wood pulp. This cellulose is naturally sourced from managed forests (responsibly and environmentally considered). As the range of films is in the form of transparent paper, they provide technical attributes that can closely resemble other materials made from cellulose, as opposed to generic and conventional plastics.
The wood pulp carries the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certifications, making it a truly authorised and legitimate resource.
The cellulose is used for biodiversity conservation with a minimal impact on the world’s ecosystems. In addition, it reduces the usage of chemicals as well as water by significant levels. Other focuses of our raw materials consist of considering the rights of workers and populations and finally conducting proper planning for the native plantations and forestry areas.
What does NatureFlex packaging look like?
Due to its gloss, clarity and printability, NatureFlex packaging can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. However, it can also come in metallised and matte versions but still look professional.
What happens to NatureFlex packaging when I am done with the product inside?
Both home composting and industrial uses are ideal for the end-of-use scenarios for NatureFlex cellulose material packaging. Even though some laminations may not be suitable for home composting, it is worth confirming with NatureFlex specialists or referring to the conditions.
As cellulose is made from wood pulp, it is not ‘repulpable’ and therefore unsuitable for paper recycling.
Wouldn't recyclable packaging be better than compostable?
The main issue in producing recyclable and flexible packaging is that it has an extremely narrow time frame window for barrier properties, therefore rendering it unsuitable for various food products. Moreover, packaging with food residue would be considered a contaminant to recycling processes, meaning it would not be suitable.