Plantic expands packaging film sales with appointment of Klöckner Pentaplast as distributor for the Americas

Plantic Technologies Ltd. announced today a new distribution agreement in the Americas for its line of the Plantic biopolymer rigid packaging films in an exclusive partnership with the Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Gordonsville, VA, USA).

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Klöckner Pentaplast, a leading global producer of rigid packaging films, will market and sell Plantic® rigid packaging films throughout the Americas under its Pentafood® Biofilm™ brand name. Designed to increase market penetration and enhance service to the marketplace, this partnership will provide customers with access to products that will help meet their sustainable packaging goals. Plantic will continue to service the Australasia and European markets directly.

Plantic® biopolymer film is high-amylase corn starch based product that is renewable, biodegradable, home compostable, water dispersible, and compostable to ASTM 6400 and EN 13432 standards. Plantic® films are suitable for food and general-purpose thermoformed packaging applications, such as trays for confectionery, chocolates, cookies, cosmetics, and healthcare products.

"We are excited about entering the next phase of Plantic® rigid films expansion into the Americas. Klöckner Pentaplast is an established global market leader in packaging films and, has extensive knowledge of the packaging markets which will help foster growth of our product line," states Brendan Morris, chief executive officer for Plantic Technologies Ltd. Adds, Michael Tubridy, president of Klöckner Pentaplast/Americas, "The Plantic® product line complements our portfolio of plastic packaging films by offering a unique end-of-life disposal option. Based on a renewable resource, this film offers our customers yet another option in helping meet their sustainable packaging goals."
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