113x156mm (A6) Self Seal Compostable 100 Pk
DIMENSIONS: 113 x156
TO FIT: A6 Card or Paper only. (NOT suitable for C6 envelopes!)
FLAP: Self Seal 24mm
THICKNESS: 30Mic Bio Film
MATERIAL: Clear Compostable vegetable starch
ENVIRONMENTAL: EN13432 Compostable film
PACK QUANTITY: 100 Bags Per Pack
Pack of 100 Bio-degradable and Compostable bags (With a self seal adhesive fixing strip for quick and easy sealing)
At last a 'Green' clear display bag for putting your finished cards and prints etc. into for resale.
These bags are made in the UK from film that has been accredited to ‘OK biobased’ and DIN EN 13432. They are made from annually renewable PLA dirived from corn / potato starch and are fully biodegradable and compostable, breaking down to CO2, H2O and biomass (compost).
Ideal for greetings cards bio-bags are barely distinguishable from their polypropylene equivalents, offering similar clarity, rigidity and protection. However they are slightly less robust - if used for bulky items they will show white marks if you crumple them up. So they are not strong enough for very heavy items.
If you need to use clear packaging for your cards etc. these bags are as green as you can get and offer a viable environmentally friendly alternative to polypropylene.
In normal conditions bio-film bags are quite stable - with ideal conditions (at room temperature, kept away from humidity and direct sunlight) shelf life should be up to 12 months but may well run a good bit longer (Some of our original corn starch bags lasted a good bit longer but the new corn / potato starch bags were only launched last year so until they start to degrade we don't have a definitive time scale). The main thing to avoid is prolonged exposure to humidity - avoiding excessive heat, moisture and light will maximise shelf life. (If a bag is splashed with water they don't start to degrade immediately. If wiped off straight away they should come to no harm.)
All our biofilm (and cellophane) bags are fully biodegradable and compostable which means that they break down to CO2 and water and biomass (compost) which can then be reused in the eco system to make new plants. This will happen in either in home or commercial composting or landfill. They will still break down to CO2 and water but in commercial composting the temperature will be higher and the process is much quicker. In a colder home composter it will just take longer.
PLA (Corn/Potato Starch) -
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|Clear Display Bag Dimensions||113 x 156mm|
They are designed for use with greetings cards and many of our customers use them for putting artwork in.
However we would not recommend them for archival use or with valuable paintings as we cannot guarantee them to be 'acid free'. So for such applications our bag manufacturers would recommend the use of polyprop bags instead.