New renewable packaging is being produced for all varieties of Precious Sticksters brands from Lactalis American Group. The packaging features a film material made partially from plant-based plastic.
The dairy processor makes the package on its horizontal form, fill and seal machines. The package, which holds individually sealed cheese sticks, is made from a lamination of plant-based, renewable plastic and an outer layer made from traditional petroleum-based plastic. This new material, which is 50% plant-based, is said to generate up to 35.2% fewer greenhouse gases and uses up to 36.8% less energy than the conventional petroleum-based materials it replaces. The finished bags perform well under typical distribution conditions and meet all FDA requirements for food use.