12/10/2019

The world´s first silage stretch film made of recycled material is here

The film manufacturer Trioplast has been committed to sustainable use of their products since the 1990s. Thanks to many years of research and large investments, Trioplast can already today offer a large sustainable product portfolio. Next to products with reduced material usage or raw material made from renewable resources, Trioplast has now developed the first premium silage stretch film ever based on post-consumer recycling material (PCR). Trioplast has now a patent pending for the use of PCR in the production of all their stretch films.

As a leading producer of polyethylene film, Trioplast has focused on the topic of sustainable plastic use within farming while at the same time obtain highest efficiency and silage quality for the user.

Besides an extensive service offering, Trioplast has products made from recycled raw-material, products with less material usage and products made from renewable sources in its portfolio. For example, the silage sheet product TriO2 is a good solution on the market for all farmers who want to work efficiently and sustainably, without having to compromise on feed quality.

The film with oxygen barrier properties contains high levels of post consumer recycled (PCR) material, is a single material construction without barrier materials as EVOH or PA and is 100% recyclable.

Absolutely new is the possibility to use PCR material not only for silage sheets but also for silage stretch film. On AGRITECHNICA 2019 Trioplast presented the first stretch

film for bale wrapping on the market produced from recycled (PCR) polyethylene and by this opens up the opportunities for an increased circularity and less impact on the environment. Calculations show, that the total carbon footprint of this patent pending product is reduced by >15% compared to virgin-based film.

Another option for sustainable film, is replacing the fossil based raw materials by renewable ones. The premium silage stretch film Triowrap BIO is based on fossil-free green polyethylene based on feedstock derived from sugarcanes with a very low carbon footprint. This stretch film shows the same properties as the other premium films from Trioplast and also enables highest silage quality