“Collaborating with Metropolitan Tea to develop a compostable package designed to meet the requirements for luxury bulk tea without sacrificing barrier properties, graphics, and filling line speed is what makes this product such a remarkable innovation,” says Adam Grose, COO-ProAmpac.
Metropolitan Tea’s luxury tea-bag pouch uses an innovative multilayer, high-barrier flexible package made from home and industrial compostable films and adhesive. As part of ProAmpac’s ProActive Sustainability product suite, all components of the fin-sealed ProActive Compostable package comply with the ASTM standard D6400 and ISO Standard EN13432.
“The pouch is designed specifically to support specialty teas by using a multilayer structure with superior oxygen and moisture barrier, which is critical for preserving product freshness,” adds Hesam Tabatabaei, vp-Product Development & Innovation for ProAmpac. “In addition to package integrity, the ProActive Compostable overwrap has a unique sealant technology for running on high speed form/fill/seal applications and the structure can be both surface and reverse printed using up to 10 colors of HD flexographic ink to create eye-catching graphics."
“We passionately challenged ProAmpac with our vision for a tea bag pouch made with 100% home and industrial compostable material. In a remarkably short period of time, ProAmpac delivered, or as we like to say, ‘We pushed the envelope, and ProAmpac sealed it!’,” says Gerry Vandergrift, founder of Metropolitan Tea.
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