Toray Plastics (America) Inc., a manufacturer of precision-performance polyester and polypropylene films, will be introducing it new Ecodear advanced compostable bio-based films at Pack Expo in Chicago, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2010. Ecodear is made with polylactic acid (PLA) resin. The new, thin bi-axially-oriented Ecodear films include a metallized heat-sealable film that provides moisture and oxygen barrier protection and a clear film for use as an inner seal layer or a printweb.
Ecodear films meet ASTM D6400 standard specifications for compostable plastics. Food packaging applications include frozen foods, snacks, cookies, cereal and nutrition bars, and confectionary items. Packaging for non-food items includes personal care items, fashion accessories, promotional items, toys, office supplies and other retail goods....