Fedrigoni brings new self-adhesive material for compostable packaging

The company inches closer toward achieving its sustainability targets for 2030.

Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives has launched a new material for compostable packaging. Both packaging and self-adhesive materials have the same biodegradation properties at the end of their life cycle, therefore can be disposed of through the industrial composting process.

Fedrigoni has developed the new material to meet the criteria of compostability to lessen environmental impact, even where it is not possible to recycle or reuse the packaging. To be defined as compostable, a product must be 90 percent biodegradable within six months, disintegrate within three months and pass every eco-toxicity test. Composting proves to be a very useful option, for example, for materials in contact with food, when they are excessively soiled or when it is difficult to separate quality waste.  

This is a further step towards achieving the sustainability targets set, by the company, for 2030. Fedrigoni claims to develop materials that have 100 percent optimal end-of-life. This means that all new self-adhesive materials are designed and manufactured by carefully considering what will happen once their use is over and thus contemplating the possibility that they will be recycled, reused or composted after their use.

‘The search for sustainable solutions involving the entire packaging chain is a key point, as these are required both by legislation and by the market. Our new range of compostable packaging films fits into the context of these demands. After use, the materials used can be recovered through a biological process and can then be transformed together with the packaging into substances that are useful for the soil,' said Clément Lesniak, sustainability solutions manager at Fedrigoni self-adhesives. ‘Keeping our 2030 goals as a beacon, we link our sustainability strategy to the concept of innovation: the R&D team is constantly working to reach the point of convergence between self-adhesive solutions that are not only beautiful, but also high-performing and environmentally friendly.’