Cortec announced that its patented EcoSol water soluble pouches will be produced at the company's European bioplastics plant located in Croatia, with the aim of ensuring prompt delivery of custom-made pouches to European and Asian customers.
EcoSol®, the newest generation of packaging solutions by Cortec, will be produced at EcoCortec®, the company's first European bioplastics plant, located in Croatia. This will enable Cortec to ensure prompt delivery of the EcoSol® custom-made pouches to the European and Asian markets.
What is EcoSol®
EcoSol® is a water soluble, biodegradable, polyvinylalcohol (PVOH) film
suited for various packaging applications.
Water soluble PVOH bags, sachets, or pouches created from this film provide a convenient, safe, and economical delivery system for a wide range of products, including detergents and cleaners, degreasers, concrete additives, pigments, biocides, water-treatment products, agricultural products and others.
EcoSol® film has excellent organic solvent resistance, which allows the pouches and bags to be used not only for dry powders, but also for liquid products. The film also offers very good mechanical properties: tensile strength, tear strength and puncture resistance. These mechanical properties conform the normative of ASTM D 882-02 for Braking factor, Tensile Strength of break, Elongation and Yield Strength; its Tear Strength is tested according to ASTM D 1922-06a and Dart Drop Impact resistance - per ASTM D 1709-04.
How EcoSol® works
Products packaged in EcoSol® can be thrown into a treatment area without removing the film.
After few minutes of immersion at the specified temperature, EcoSol® dissolves in water leaving a non-toxic, aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol releasing the packaged product to do its work. Once the liquid solution of PVOH comes into contact with common microorganisms, such as those found in water-treatment plants, conversion to carbon dioxide and water takes place within about 30 days.
Cortec's EcoSol® can be used for packaging of:
* Detergents and cleaners
- Concrete additives
- Water-treatment products
- Agricultural products
- Soil remediation
- Bathing products
- Cosmetic industry (disposable cases)
- Laundry bags for hospitals
EcoSol® produced by Cortec®'s Advanced Films Division has been included in the market study: "Water Soluble Film Market - "Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020" by think tank institution Research and Markets, Inc as the only USA manufacturer.