This solution is a mineralized compostable resin formulation, using minerals to displace 35% of the plastic content, with the mineral blend engineered to alter the performance and behavior of the resin to achieve marked improvements that address the challenges with compostable resins.

EarthCoating Compostable contains 40% minerals, which lowers cost and reduces polymer content, and also has excellent machinability, said the company.

The barrier performance is comparable to that of polyethylene at equivalent coatweights. is heat sealable, making it suitable for formed cup applications, is engineered for recyclability in paper recycling streams.

Commercial availability of EarthCoating Compostable is planned to be announced in the near future.

Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry.

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