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Selfridges Gives the Gift of Less Plastic This Christmas

Selfridges Gives the Gift of Less Plastic This Christmas

Time 07-11-2019

As part of Selfridges’ commitment to making its products better for people and the planet, iconic items in this year’s Selfridges Selection Christmas range, including mince pies and Christmas cake, are now 100% plastic free. The plastic used in the packaging of these products in previous years, for example in trays, windows and bags, has this year been replaced with either recyclable card or NatureFlexTM.


Futamura Launches First Compostable Ovenable Film

Futamura Launches First Compostable Ovenable Film

Time 15-10-2019

Futamura, the global leader for sustainable cellulose films, announces the launch of a new product to market, ‘NatureFlex™ 30NVO’, an ovenable grade of its landmark compostable NatureFlex™ films.


NatureFlex™ and Bioglitter™ are a sparkling combination

NatureFlex™ and Bioglitter™ are a sparkling combination

Time 12-8-2019

Since the launch of renewable and compostable NatureFlex™ films in 2003, Futamura has helped hundreds of leading retailers and ethical brand owners on their sustainable packaging journey. Not only certified for home and industrial composting, NatureFlex™ also offers outstanding technical performance. The transparent, coloured, metallised and matt films, made from responsibly sourced wood pulp, are so versatile they can be used for a variety of product applications; from coffee capsules, twistwrap and tea packaging to cosmetic grade glitter!


British Heart Foundation uses Compostable NatureFlex for Pre-loved Toys

British Heart Foundation uses Compostable NatureFlex for Pre-loved Toys

Time 24-6-2019

UK charity organisation, the British Heart Foundation, has called upon the expertise of packaging converter, Direct Packaging, and compostable film manufacturer, Futamura, to find a solution to a heart-breaking problem.

Millions of discarded, once-loved toys find their way to landfill, but the British Heart Foundation has targeted this wasteful issue whilst raising money for their valuable cause; by grouping the toys in handy-sized packs to be purchased and re-homed.


GMUND Cards using NatureFlex

GMUND Cards using NatureFlex

Time 20-3-2019 GMUND Paper has launched a new, environmentally responsible card set made from their sustainable "GMUND Bio Cycle" collection, which is now packaged in renewable and compostable NatureFlex films! Learn more
Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

Time 27-2-2019
Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films.

The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging.

Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target that 70 per cent of plastic packaging is effectively recycled or composted by 2025. Read more


CO-OP bans single use plastic carrier bags

CO-OP bans single use plastic carrier bags

Time 24-9-2018 The compostable biomaterials industry is celebrating a landmark move by the COOP who has banned single use plastic carrier bags and replaced them with compostable ones. Read more.
UK Parliament to dramatically cut plastic use by replacing with compostable products

UK Parliament to dramatically cut plastic use by replacing with compostable products

Time 24-9-2018 The UK Parliament will be replacing their single-use plastic food and drink packaging with plant-based products from Futamura's customer, Vegware. These products include their certified compostable cutlery, coffee cups and lids, soup containers, takeaway food containers, salad boxes,drinking straws and a bags using our NatureFlex™
 films. Read more.
Futamura Lights Up PI London

Futamura Lights Up PI London

Time 19-9-2018 Futamura lit up the show at Packaging Innovations London 2018 - showcasing innovative product applications using renewable and compostable NatureFlex™ films, such as the award winning myChipsBox pack and high level visitors like the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben, John Gummer . Read more
Asia Pacific

Futamura Chemical Co, Ltd.

2-29-16, Meieki,

Nakamura-ku,

Nagoya, Aichi,

450-0002, Japan

Tel: +81 52 562 1841

Europe

Futamura Chemical UK Ltd.

Station Road,

Wigton,

Cumbria CA7 9BG,

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1697 341212

USA

Futamura USA, Inc.

280 Interstate North Circle,

Suite 530,

Atlanta, GA 30339,

United States of America

Tel: +1 770 818 3012