New EcoShrink compostable film bids to keep plastics out of landfills

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In today’s world, many are looking for greener ways to approach packaging. This includes looking at the entire range of the product’s lifecycle – from raw material sourcing to disposal. With this in mind, Cortec Corporation has been working tirelessly to introduce viable packaging options that can make the circular economy a reality. For more than two decades, EcoCortec has intensified efforts to develop a variety of practical alternatives to traditional plastic films and bags. Today, EcoCortec has announced the release of EcoShrink Compostable Film, a commercially compostable alternative to common plastic shrink wraps for use in industrial packaging applications.

EcoShrink takes both the beginning and the end of the shrink wrap product lifecycle into account. It is sourced from certified commercially compostable resins and contains 45% biopolymers. After use, EcoShrink can be disposed of in a commercial composting environment to reduce the amount of plastic packaging that normally ends up in a landfill. It is shelf and curb stable and will retain its integrity until disposed of properly.

In addition to these green benefits, EcoShrink has many practical characteristics. It is designed for standard heat shrinking applications. Users can shrink wrap their small or large components as normal to conform to the shape of the object. EcoShrink is a great way to keep dust, dirt, and moisture off warehouse stock while keeping components bundled into a streamlined package. Shrink wrapping can be done with a wide variety of standard shrink tools. Simply measure the size of the unit, determine how much film is needed to wrap around it with enough for overlap, then shrink wrap as usual. EcoShrink is available in 2 or 4 mil (50 or 100 µm) thicknesses and as single wound or centerfold sheeting in widths of 45.72 cm or 91.44 cm. Rolls come individually boxed or in cradle packed pallets.

There are many possible steps in the journey toward reducing plastic waste. With EcoShrink, Cortec has chosen to take the route of incorporating renewable materials and ultimately keeping plastics out of the landfill by designing them for an industrial composting waste stream.

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