Cellulose Tube Netting

PACKNATUR®

Cellulose
Tube Netting

Saved
by nature.

As we began to turn our vision of a plastic-free future into reality, the idea of making net packaging out of cellulose fibres was a revolutionary concept. Meanwhile, our Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting made from LENZING™ Modal beechwood cellulose has been put to the test thousands of times on the market. Onions, potatoes and limes are not the only things that look good in nets. As a market leader, price leader and quality leader, VPZ’s future in nets looks good, too! The Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting has been introduced in many leading supermarket chains in Europe, as well as on the international market. We also supply packaging companies with a full range of products, from tube netting to organic wineglass labels.
100% BIO-BASED
100% BIODEGRADABLE
100% COMPOSTABLE
0% WASTAGE
0% TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
0% PLASTIC WASTE
COLOURS
black
brown
grey green
holland green
onion yellow
potato yellow
violet
purple red
red
red orange
lemon yellow
white
STANDARD DIMENSIONS
Filling tube
Width of mesh (stretched)
Unit
Delivery unit
Ø 250 mm
54 mm
200 lfm (Manschette)
15 Man = 3.000lfm
Ø 200 mm
50 mm
200 lfm (Manschette)
15 Man = 3.000lfm
Ø 165 mm
38 mm
100 lfm (Manschette)
40 Man = 4.000lfm
Ø 90 mm
22 mm
100 lfm (Manschette)
60 Man = 6.000lfm

Individual dimensions and formats upon request.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Our team are pleased to help with colour, format and dimension choices – for fully automated net clipping machines, semi-automatic clipping machines or manual filling stations.
Tel: +43 316 272568-0, E-Mail: office@vpz.at

ALL BENEFITS AT A GLANCE:

100% beechwood
CO2 reduction
Soft, natural feel
Moisture-regulating
and wet-proof
Food-safe due
to spun-dying
Flexible dimensions
Easy to use
Tear-resistant
HOME compostable
Food-safe
Strong

Spun-dying
is simply better

Compared to conventional dyeing, where dye is transferred to the finished fibres, spun-dyed fibres require 64% less water, 90% fewer chemicals, 20% less energy and 62% less heating, while producing 64% less waste water. The pigments are fully integrated in the fibres themselves, rendering them suitable for food use.

The Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting by VPZ is biodegradable and certified with the “OK compost HOME” label for Europe and the USA.

Further information about the material used in our products and their sustainability can be found here.

Naturally
smart

The breathable natural nets keep consumers’ produce fresher for 2 or 3 days longer and prevent the premature sprouting of potatoes and onions. The packaging is soft to the touch and looks very natural.

The Packnatur® cellulose net is compostable, allowing it to re-enter the food life cycle. Food that is no longer fit for sale can be disposed of in its packaging.

Made in Austria.
Used all over the world.

The majority of the value chain is located within Europe, with the largest part in Austria. This ensures quick delivery and minimises transport for the European market. VPZ relies on a network of selected retailers for the international market, which uses economies of scale to keep prices as low as possible and ensures the quickest delivery times.

Our factory in Neudau (Austria) was opened in 2019. Together with our partner, we have brought our machines up to the latest technological standards.We consider it essential to comply with the strictest quality standards when it comes to our raw materials, technologies, manufacturing processes, hygiene practices and working conditions.

Further information can be found here.

A comprehensive solution
bioLOGICAL!

To make our solution truly comprehensive, we also provide compostable organic wineglass labels here.

Bronze. Silver. Gold.
Wood.

A world first – made in Austria – which has already scooped up more than 20 national and international awards, including the WorldStar Packaging Award 2018 in the Food Packaging category, the silver Sustainability Award, and the bronze Presidential Award.

PARTNER FEEDBACK

“The cellulose tube netting produced by our much-valued partner is a wonderful way to pack our vegetables sustainably and contribute to the range of packaging solutions available to our customers.”

DI Herbert Bucher, EOM*, CEO
http://www.eom.at

*The vegetable-growers’ organisation Marchfeldgemüse is Austria’s largest organic packaging company for field vegetables. This organisation is responsible for handling and marketing Austrian vegetables that have either been ecologically grown or organically certified.

“Customers are extremely excited by the support from the industry for the change and with no need to upgrade equipment. They have changed over with either no, or only very minor adjustments to equipment to run the new plastic free material.”

Jenkins Freshpac Systems New Zealand, Jamie Lunam, CEO
https://www.jenkinsfps.co.nz/

“Food-safe and 100% compostable netting is replacing non-degradable, conventional plastic packaging. Renewable, local wood serves as the raw material for this globally unique packaging innovation. The netting was developed as an initiative of VPZ Verpackungszentrum together with Lenzing AG in what was an exclusively Austrian value chain. The close cooperation between all partners enabled a successful market launch after a short period of time.”

Dr Marina Crnoja-Cosic, Head of Application Development New Business Areas, Lenzing AG
http://www.lenzing.com

THE INTERNATIONAL
‘NET’WORK THAT
KEEPS THINGS FRESH
Riverford ditches plastic nets in favour of biodegradable alternative

Organic farmers and nationwide veg box deliverers, Riverford, have ditched plastic nets used to pack onions, citrus fruits and sprouts in favour of a compostable alternative made from beech tree pulp…

Yes we can, Canada!

Bourassa Alimentation LTÉE has been supplying the region of Quebec with fresh products, fruit and vegetables for over 60 years. CEO Marc Bourassa started in January 2020 to pack his fruit and vegetables in our PACKNATUR® net tubes. Customers had been urging him more and more to stop using plastic for this purpose.

Naturally ingenious!