New generation packaging solutions produced at EcoCortec

Water soluble film technology

Water-soluble PVOH bags, sachets, or pouches created from this film provide a convenient, safe, and economical delivery system for a wide range of products. Photo - EcoCortec

EcoCortec’s team announced that patented EcoSol water-soluble pouches would be available from EcoCortec, Cortec’s European bioplastics plant located in Croatia. According to the company, this will enable prompt delivery of custom made pouches to our European and Asian customers. Vibrant EcoSol technology represents the latest generation of packaging solutions.

This water-soluble, biodegradable, polyvinylalcohol (PVOH) film is suited for various packaging applications. Water-soluble PVOH bags, sachets, or pouches created from this film provide a convenient, safe, and economical delivery system for a wide range of products; including detergents and cleaners, degreasers, concrete additives, pigments, biocides, water-treatment products, agricultural products, and others. EcoSol film claims to have a good organic solvent resistance, which allows EcoSol pouches and bags to be used not only for dry powders but also for liquid products. EcoCortec said this innovative film offers very good mechanical properties such as tensile strength, tear strength, and puncture resistance. These properties allow EcoSol to be used in a wide variety of rigorous applications. Products packaged in EcoSol can be thrown into a treatment area without removing the film.

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After immersion EcoSol dissolves in water leaving a harmless, non-toxic, aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol. Microorganisms will degrade the solution to carbon dioxide and water within about 30 days.

Headquartered in St Paul, Minnesota, Cortec Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI and MCI corrosion control technologies for packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, oil & gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry.

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After a few minutes of immersion at the specified temperature, EcoSol dissolves in water, leaving a harmless, non-toxic, aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol releasing the packaged product to do its work. Once the liquid solution of PVOH comes into contact with common microorganisms, such as those found in water-treatment plants, conversion to carbon dioxide and water occurs within about 30 days. Mechanical properties of EcoSol packaging conform the normative of ASTM D 882-02 for braking factor, the tensile strength of break, elongation, and yield strength; it’s tear strength is tested according to ASTM D 1922-06a and dart drop impact resistance – per ASTM D 1709-04.

EcoSol can be used to packaging detergents and cleaners, degreasers, concrete additives, pigments, water-treatment products, biocides, agricultural products, soil remediation, and bathing products, cosmetic industry (disposable cases), and laundry bags for hospitals.

EcoSol, produced by Cortec’s advanced film division, has been included in the market study: “Water Soluble Film Market – “Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020” by think tank institution Research and Markets, as the only USA manufacturer.

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