Published On: Wed, Nov 2nd, 2011

Gurgaon-based co claims to have found biodegradable pack

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of the blanket ban of use of plastic packaging in tobacco products by the Supreme Court, a

Gurgaon-based company today claimed it has developed a bio-degradable product which could be the answer to all problems of packaging industry in the country.

The company claimed the product was developed using natural oil and water-based elastomer and it has already replaced “unfriendly” plastic packaging in certain chocolates, gutka, pan masala, namkeens, chips and other small confectionary products in India.

Roidec India Chemicals Pvt Ltd, which developed the product, said its starch based vegetable polyurethane chemical could even be an alternative to producing cheaper and bio-degradable water bottles.

The company said the product has been certified by the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Chennai and the Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai.

 

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/