Sustainable Coffee Packaging & Eco-Friendly Tea Packaging

In order to maintain the aromatics and rich flavors that are crucially important to your coffee and tea products, the right packaging can make the difference between a winning SKU and a stale blend. As a category that is extremely sensitive to UV rays, moisture and oxygen, and usually has a long lifespan (1-2 years), we know that finding the right packaging manufacturer can often be one of your company’s biggest challenges.

At Futamura, we’re no strangers to the coffee and tea industry. After making the switch to NatureFlex™ compostable packaging films, our long list of customers in this space agrees that our sustainable cellulose films are the perfect solution for meeting their complex needs.

Whether you’re on a mission to eliminate wasteful single-use pods without compromising on convenience, or in a more traditional space looking to make sustainable choices, NatureFlex™ has everything your brand needs to extend product shelf-life and succeed. Our films provide:

  • An excellent aroma barrier that prevents coffee and tea from airing out
  • Superior oxygen and moisture protection
  • Anti-static properties
  • Opaque packaging options to eliminate UV damage
  • Clarity and gloss for product over-wrap

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Compostable Snack Bags and Dried Food Packaging

Individually-wrapped snacks and dried foods are perfect for vending machines, individual resale, or on-the-go treats for your busy customers. Unfortunately, these products are often wrapped in petroleum-based plastic packaging that generates far too much waste for foods that are consumed so quickly. What’s preventing many manufacturers from switching to compostable packaging materials for food, however, is the belief that plant-based packaging won’t be able to cover all of the specs necessary in prolonging their shelf-life.

With NatureFlex™, it’s possible to have packaging that is better for the earth, but can withstand the test of time when it comes to protecting your brand’s packaged snacks and dried foods.

Our cellulose-based food packaging film delivers:

  • A high oxygen barrier
  • Excellent grease resistance
  • Protection against mineral oil contamination
  • Light and durable materials
  • Exceptional seal integrity for heat seal flow-wrap

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Compostable Stick Packs

Single serving stick packs are becoming a popular format for a variety of dry products. While their convenience is undeniable, the problem is that they’re quick to use and just as quick to toss into the rubbish.

To avoid the mounds of plastic that stick packs leave behind, NatureFlex™ by Futamura offers an environmentally responsible alternative that blends convenience and sustainability.

NatureFlex™ cellulose films are perfect for single use stick packs due to their:

  • High barrier that prevents oxygen and moisture from damaging your goods
  • Excellent easy-tear properties for opening on-the-go
  • Their shape and size customisability

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Sustainable Chocolate Packaging & Confectionery Packaging

Half the appeal of chocolate and confectionery products is decidedly in their packaging. As your customers browse the snack aisle, eye-popping treats will often be the ones that appeal the most. That’s why wrapping your brand’s sweets in an enticing package is extremely important in this category. Looks aside, your customers also care about the environmental impact your wrappers are making. In the same way that they carefully study the ingredient list and nutritional facts, your customers will be interested in knowing that your packaging is ethically-sourced, biodegradable, and compostable. NatureFlex™ cellulose films can give your brand the extra edge, and you the peace of mind that your packaging gives back.

NatureFlex™ cellulose films are suitable for easy to open bags, pouches, individually wrapped chocolates or to protectively overwrap chocolate bars. They are specifically suited for the chocolate and confectionery industry thanks to their:

  • High barrier to water vapour, gases and aroma
  • Wide range of colours for on-shelf differentiation
  • Range of moisture barriers to suit product requirements
  • Strong seals
  • Excellent print-ability
  • Superior gloss and clarity
  • Dead-fold for twist applications

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Compostable Packaging for Produce

With its short lifespan, fresh produce is a category that needs to move towards sustainable packaging practices. Your produce is biodegradable and compostable, so why shouldn’t the packaging do the same?

That being said, we understand that there is a unique set of challenges when it comes to packaging produce. To protect your delicate products and extend their shelf-life, for example, we know that all packaging materials need to be breathable and moisture-resistant. In order for your customers to know that they’re getting the best possible produce, your retail packaging also needs to be crystal clear, with easy visibility of your product. Futamura understands your specific needs and will happily accommodate them with our custom solutions for fresh food packaging.

NatureFlex™ cellulose films are perfect for your products because of their:

  • Excellent clarity
  • Tailored moisture barrier, to extend shelf life
  • Breathability, to prevent fogging in chill cabinet conditions

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Sustainable Bakery Packaging

Freshly baked bread deserves a sealed package that can keep it tasting like it just came out of the oven. Improperly packaged baked goods can quickly become dry and stale, especially when exposed to oxygen and moisture. NatureFlex™ packaging films are designed to protect and preserve whatever’s inside, including high-demand products such as bread and pastries.

Our certified compostable cellulose films are great for baked goods because they are:

  • Semi-permeable to moisture
  • Heat-sealable on both sides
  • An excellent barrier to oxygen
  • Formulated for print

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Custom Food Service Packaging

Maintaining a clean and healthy environment that meets foodservice health codes should always be number one on your list. In order to remain fully compliant, everything from the food to the forks often comes individually wrapped in its own sealed package. Unfortunately, this means that foodservice providers often leave behind a large amount of plastic packaging that will never biodegrade or compost.

With NatureFlex™ compostable product films this issue can be avoided, while maintaining the integrity of the products sealed within. This major step towards a commitment to sustainability will help reduce plastic waste in an impactful way and won’t take much effort on your company’s part.

At NatureFlex™, we know the necessary packaging requirements you need to succeed in the industry. Our products are:

  • Crystal clear for product presentation
  • Compatible with fiber board for laminations
  • Breathable
  • Heat-sealable
  • Stiff and durable

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Compostable Bags and Sustainable Office Supplies

Smaller items such as envelopes and notebooks often need to be packaged for presentation and protection.

By choosing NatureFlex™ cellulose packaging films rather than conventional plastic films, your company will demonstrate its sustainable ethos. As packaging that gets removed immediately after purchase, it’s all-the-more important that it’s readily compostable and biodegradable, ensuring that it doesn’t take a lifetime to decompose.

NatureFlex™ is the answer to your bag-making needs. Our cellulose films have excellent:

  • Heat seal capabilities
  • High gloss for a refined look
  • Clarity for product visibility
  • Lightweight, protective, and durable cellulose packaging material

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NatureFlex™ films have thousands of applications that are not limited to the ones listed here. For more information or to get started on creating your custom eco-friendly packaging, contact us.