EasyPellet New/ Timbergy

100% biodegradable pellet bags

Article by Philipp Matzku (für Timber-online.com bearbeitet) | 27.06.2023 - 08:41

Green Veg Bag, the pellet foils from EasyPellet New are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and customizable with branding layout © EasyPellet New

From the manufacturer‘s point of view, the Green Veg Bag for pellets can replace thousands of tons of conventional plastic pellet bags. The production near Padua uses high quality, biodegradable and certified raw materials.

Green Veg Bag is a new project by EasyPellet New, from the collaboration with a historic Italian company that has been on the market for over 50 years and already has over a decade of experience in the field of biodegradable and compostable products. „After intensive development work, the product works very well,“ reports EasyPellet New. The Italians are very confident that Green Veg Bag has all the necessary prerequisites to establish itself as a high-quality and unique product in the EU. EasyPellet New originally comes from the firewood trade, but pellets have been an important part of the company‘s product portfolio for years.

The well-known German manufacturer of XXL bagging plants, T2 Maschinenbau GmbH, Wetzlar, has conducted tests of Green Veg Bag on one of its own continuous high-performance plants with integrated double belt weigher and has achieved an output of 1500 bags per hour with 15 kg pellet bags. “We are delighted with the results of our foil tests and how well the film performs during processing, especially when sealing. We were able to achieve a very good result with the test foil,” emphasizes the German plant manufacturer. In Spain, the fully compostable GVB pellet films are already being used successfully by one of the largest pellet brandst.

As required by law, the pellet bags begin to decompose after a year at the earliest. With greater thickness, however, the average is two to three years, emphasizes EasyPellet New. The production date is always noted on the bags. With color printing, the bags can easily be personalized with up to six colors for each brand. The colors are water based, not chemical based. Due to the nature of the biodegradable product, it is not possible to obtain an absolutely transparent film, EasyPellet New clarifies. The Green Veg Bag sacks can be processed using the same packaging equipment as conventional plastic pellet sacks. The only difference is a roughly 30% shorter sealing temperature. By using biodegradable GVB plastic instead of normal polyethylene plastic, up to 65 % of CO2 emissions can be saved.

Timbergy, Pusarnitz, the sales partner of Green Veg Bag in the DACH region, is entrusted with developing the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and plans to carry out the first trial delivery of the biodegradable pellet films from EasyPellet New in Austria shortly.