Emerald Packaging Uses Bags Partly Made from Potato Resin

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 30, 2015
References: empack & bestinpackaging
Potato starch is beloved as a packaging material for its biodegradable and compostable qualities, but Emerald Packaging has found a way to make a breakthrough—for none other than potato bags.

Emerald Packaging's five-pound plastic film potato bags are made with a combination of 25 percent potato resin and a 75 percent polyethylene mixture, which makes it stronger in comparison to films that are all polyethylene. As well as being stronger, one of the benefits of this material composition is that potatoes are a renewable resource.

Although Emerald Packaging has already put this unique potato resin material to use for potato bags, it also has the potential to be used as a sealant and a packaging solution where full plastic clarity is not required for display purposes.