The UK-headquarted packaging solutions provider Parkside has partnered with premium breakfast cereal producer Yockenthwaite Farm to develop a sustainable pack using its compostable Park2Nature material.
Yockenthwaite’s new pack for its range of granola replaces the original polypropylene bag and paper label packaging with a new bag-in-a-box format, using a home compostable laminate bag made from Parkside’s patented Park2Nature material.
The new project highlights the potential of Park2Nature in applications with high barrier requirements, as the granola must be protected against moisture and oxygen ingress throughout the supply chain. Despite this barrier performance, the laminate is TÜV certified as home compostable and breaks down in domestic compost heaps within 26 weeks at ambient temperatures.
Paul Lenihan, Sales Account manager at Parkside said, “Sustainable packaging doesn’t have to mean a compromise in performance. You can meet your sustainability goals and have a pack that meets every functional and aesthetic need when you work with the right packaging partner and the best, most innovative materials on the market.”
Liz Hird, owner of Yockenthwaite Farm, added, “Parkside has supported us throughout our journey to help us achieve a new level of packaging sustainability. The knowledge and expertise of each member of the team have helped us achieve a pack which not only looks great but has also increased our shelf life.”
While the Park2Nature material can be tailored to meet very specific criteria, the high spec ‘off-the-shelf’ solution more than met Yockenthwaite’s requirements. Park2Nature s one of Parkside’s most well-known innovations, the result of over a decade of intense R&D to develop a fully-accredited home compostable, high-performance flexible packaging material.
Parkside is an innovative packaging solutions provider specializing in compostable, recyclable, paper-based and innovative plastic flexible packaging solutions for the food, personal & household care and tobacco sectors. The company is a global supplier with manufacturing sites in both the UK & Asia and is headquartered in Normanton, West Yorkshire.