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Individual dimensions and formats upon request.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL BENEFITS AT A GLANCE:
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.
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
To make our solution truly comprehensive, we also provide compostable organic wineglass labels here.
Bronze. Silver. Gold.
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.
“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
*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
“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
KEEPS THINGS FRESH
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…
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.