EVLON® Compostable Packaging - Our Film Is Here
Imagine If Your Packaging Was Compostable!

EVLON® Characteristics

Which EVLON® Product Is Right For You

Ready To Go Green?...EVLON'S Got You Covered!

If you′re ready to put your brand in step with consumers, EVLON®'s got you covered. Introducing the first clear film made from plants that is ready to replace current plastic films... right now.

If you′re looking at taking measures to reduce the environmental impact of petroleum-based plastics on the environment, EVLON® Compostable Plastic film has the performance characteristics of current plastic film, but it′s completely industrially compostable.

Made from annually renewable resources, EVLON® will let you send a clear message to the world that your company is a leader in product stewardship.

EVLON® Compostable Plastic film is available in roll widths from 6" to 90" and thicknesses ranging from 0.80 mil to 12 mil.

Contact us for complete technical specifications.

  • One Side Heat Sealable Film
  • Plain Film - 20 to 100 Micron
  • Plain Sheet - 250 to 300 Micron

Testimonial

Bick McAllister

Our company had a research project with no in-house equipment to produce a new product.  We found Bi-Ax through word of mouth and internet searches.  The equipment was about a 75% fit, but Dave and Tom were willing to work with us through a screening process to produce and validate the film properties.  These were successful and the shrink sleeve application product won a sustainability award.  Bi-Ax then allowed us to make a ~$1MM investment modifying the equipment to launch the business.  It would be hard to find another partner more willing and accommodating to make the necessary changes to achieve the final product.  Their internal resources are very skilled and able to overcome significant manufacturing issues.  Our company had a very positive working experience with the Bi-Ax team and facilities.

Bick McAllister
New Business Development R&D
Engineering Fellow

Testimonial

Bick McAllister

Our company had a research project with no in-house equipment to produce a new product.  We found Bi-Ax through word of mouth and internet searches.  The equipment was about a 75% fit, but Dave and Tom were willing to work with us through a screening process to produce and validate the film properties.  These were successful and the shrink sleeve application product won a sustainability award.  Bi-Ax then allowed us to make a ~$1MM investment modifying the equipment to launch the business.  It would be hard to find another partner more willing and accommodating to make the necessary changes to achieve the final product.  Their internal resources are very skilled and able to overcome significant manufacturing issues.  Our company had a very positive working experience with the Bi-Ax team and facilities.

Bick McAllister
New Business Development R&D
Engineering Fellow

Testimonial

Bick McAllister

Our company had a research project with no in-house equipment to produce a new product.  We found Bi-Ax through word of mouth and internet searches.  The equipment was about a 75% fit, but Dave and Tom were willing to work with us through a screening process to produce and validate the film properties.  These were successful and the shrink sleeve application product won a sustainability award.  Bi-Ax then allowed us to make a ~$1MM investment modifying the equipment to launch the business.  It would be hard to find another partner more willing and accommodating to make the necessary changes to achieve the final product.  Their internal resources are very skilled and able to overcome significant manufacturing issues.  Our company had a very positive working experience with the Bi-Ax team and facilities.

Bick McAllister
New Business Development R&D
Engineering Fellow

From Plants to Packaging Film then Back to the Earth

Q & A

Technical Questions

Q: I have tried other pla films with no success. Why would Evlon be most likely to succeed?

A: What is different about Evlon, is that it has an excellent heat seal range, making it an easy transition from most OPP films on typical packaging equipment.
With a range of 150 to 210°F (65-98°C), most heat seal machines require the temperatures of the sealing bar to be turned down considerably to produce a good seal, and another common change is to reduce the dwell time as well to maximize seal strength.
A common mistake is to try to run it too hot. If there is distortion around the seal and/or the film becomes brittle and cracks or breaks at the seal, the sealing bar temperature is probably too hot. Turn the temp down to make a better seal, and save some energy in the process!

Q: Is the Thermal Stability better than other pla films?

A: Due to its unique process, Evlon films are exceptionally heat resistant. With little or no dimensional change with processing temperatures of 60°C (and less than 5% dimensional change even at 100°C for 5 minutes).

Q: What are the advantages of Coextruded film?

A: Coextruding PLA film has several advantages.
With a core of high heat resistant type PLA and a low temperature skin, it allows for a wider processing window in most applications, while maintaining far more structural integrity in high heat situations.
Coextruding also allows for minimal additional additives, maintaining better clarity and appearance. 

General Questions

Q: Why is Evlon film made from PLA, better than conventional petrochemical-based polymers?

A: Because NatureWorks® uses less energy to produce the PLA pellets. Up to 65% less fossil fuel and 65% less greenhouse-gas emisions than when making traditional plastic.

Q: How much plant material is required for PLA?

A: 100 bushels of corn are equal to 1 metric ton of NatureWorks PLA.

Q: Will Evlon plastic film degrade on shelves?

A: No. Evlon will not degrade on shelves and has a similar shelf-life to other petroleum based plastics.

Q: Will Evlon Plastic Film impact the world′s corn supply?

A: No. The PLA used to make Evlon is based on the dextrose derived from corn known as "Number 2 Yellow Dent". This is the most common variety in the United States, with more than 80% of the crop grown to feed animals.

Q: How can Evlon packaging film be disposed of?

A: Evlon plastic offers more end-of-life options than any other material. It can be physically recycled, composted industrially, incinerated, put in landfill and even recycled back into it′s orginal lactic acid state.

Q: Can I get a sample of Evlon Compostable Plastic Film?

A: Yes. To request a sample, visit our "Contact Us" section and submit your request by email.

Paper or Plastic...or EVLON®

The new era of social conscience plastic is here, now. So what does that mean for you and your company?

 

Are there opportunities to increase your share? Retailers, legislators and consumer preference will mandate that you find an environmentally friendly alternative to oil-based plastic packaging... and EVLON® Compostable Plastic film is the natural choice!

 

With EVLON® Compostable Plastic film, made from NatureWorks® bio-polymer, you have the option of migrating from oil-based film to plant-based film at a reasonable price and with comparable performance.

 

EVLON® eases your transition into bio-responsible packaging.

It offers the properties you want in a transparent film like excellent deadfold, high clarity, gloss, flavour and aroma barrier and high stiffness.

It′s excellent for pressure-sensitive labels.

 

With it′s unique physical properties, EVLON® is the ideal, environmentally friendly alternative for packaged goods, bakery, confectionery, fresh produce, meats, poultry and flower wrap.

How is EVLON® film made? Quite simply...

NatureWorks® bio-polymer, the polylactide resins used to make EVLON® Compostable Plastic Film are manufactured by NatureWorks LLC, a stand alone company wholly owned by Cargill. Through a series of fermentation and extraction processes, plant-based sugar molecules are transformed into lactide monomers and then ultimately, into NatureWorks® bio-polymer pellets. The pellets are then converted into EVLON® Compostable Plastic film by BI-AX International. 

 EVLON® Compostable Plastic Film, made from NatureWorks® bio- polymer, is a crystal clear film that offers a exceptional stiffness, strength, outstanding twist retention and deadfold. It possesses high energy surfaces for printing, offers a very good flavour and aroma barrier, as well as resistance to water, grease and oils. The film is available in a sealable version that seals at lower temperatures than most OPP films. Truly, a plastic film that is unlike any other film!