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Bio-based potato starches replace bag’s LLDPE sealant layer

Two Alexia Organic Potatoes brand products from potato producer Lamb Weston will use corn and potato starch in their packaging, starting this month. The packaging is partially made of potato starches; this is a by product of producing French fries.

Alexia’s Organic Sweet Potato Fries and Organic Yukon Select Puffs will carry a special seal, identifying the plant-based packaging. Lamb Weston’s packaging team spent two years to create a sustainable packaging alternative and continue working to expand their sustainable packing efforts.

Packworld.com quoted Deb Dihel, Vice President of Innovation, as saying: “Sustainability is a pillar of our packaging innovation strategy. By combining efforts with teams across the business we were able to create something innovative that will not only help reduce our carbon footprint, but also continue to deliver to our customers.”

In the new lamination, 16% of the complete structure has been replaced with plant-based material, namely potato starches that are a by product of making French fries / Image: Alexia Organic Potatoes

The new bag material lamination replaces a legacy oriented polypropylene (OPP) bag with LLDPE sealant layer. In this new lamination, 16% of the complete structure has been replaced with plant-based material, namely potato starches that are a by product of making French fries.


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