Stratex is an international leader in the area of paper based flexible packaging for food and non-food consumer goods applications. The company uses its E-MCR patented technology that is internationally certified for kerb-side paper recycling. Products that are supplied and developed with customers are further independently certified for recyclability by world leading bodies.
Stratex is -a member of a range of organisations that certify, promote, research and develop recyclable packaging solutions. In Australia, Stratex is a certified member of APPCO [Hyperlink]and in New Zealand the company is a member of the Packaging Forum [hyperlink].
Stratex also offers a range of plastics products that are designed to be recycled. The energy and economic loss from disposing packaging in landfills is viewed as being an inferior solution when compared to recycling, re-using packaging or composting. Stratex advocates for, and designs, packaging products that meet the technical demands of food and industrial companies whilst also being recyclable.
Stratex offer a range of bio polymer solutions. Bio polymers can be used in conjunction with paper or on their own. All materials can be printed.
The primary goal of using bio polymers is to manufacture a package than can be composted at home or via commercially composting facility.
As well as being certified for their biodegradability, Stratex use bio polymers that have international certification for direct food contact.
The advantages of biopolymers inlcude:
- Consumers are increasingly aware of their environmental footprint
- Conventional plastics are often seen as environmentally unfriendly
- Sustainable plastics can provide an image or brand advantage
Primary products offered:
- Vertical and Horizontal form fill seal rolls (also know as flow and and rewind)
- Paper based wraps that offer grease resistance and are fully recyclable and degradable
Stratex recommend and offer detailed product analysis before claims of biodegradability are made.