Agricultural waste fibre tech company Papyrus Australia has completed its food packaging trial. The trial saw the company use its factory-produced refined banana fibre to produce commercial quantities of biodegradable moulded food packaging products in a conventional moulding machine.
According to company spokespeople, this marks a major milestone, as it proves banana fibre is a viable alternative to wood pulp in moulded food packaging products. It is the first time Papyrus has used refined banana fibre in standard moulding machines, demonstrating the commercial value of the company’s patented process of producing mechanically refined banana fibre.
Papyrus said this represents a significant IP gain on how to prepare banana fibre for moulding and how to set up moulding lines to successfully mould the company’s fibre products.