B.Life Gaia, the new compostable bag for hot products

Sacma develops compostable ovenable bag with Futamura’s NatureFlex films

Italian paper bag manufacturer Sacma has worked with Futamura to launch a renewable and compostable alternative to pack hot products such as cooked chicken. These new B.Life Gaia bags combine FSC certified grass paper with a NatureFlex cellulosic inner liner from Futamura. The NatureFlex heat sealable inner layer ensures that the bags are leak-proof even in the presence of juices, and grease proof.

Futamura said the materials are resistant to high temperatures so that they can be used in ovens and hot cabinets, or in the microwave to reheat the product. Sacma also tested the bags for usage to temperatures as low as -40̊C, to confirm their suitability for freezing.

The bags are available with the paper look or with a transparent window so that consumers can see the product.

Robert Pellegrino, sales and export manager at Sacma, said:

The new heat sealable Gaia bags provide the technical performance of conventional plastics laminated to paper, as well as valid end of life options after the packaging use. These highly renewable bags are an exciting addition to our product range and are gathering real market interest.

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