What Are the Main Ingredients of a Biodegradable Disposable Meal Box?

May 07, 2023

With the current global requirements for plastic bans and limitations, the trend of plastic-free or biodegradable is inevitable in the future. The processing method for ordinary plastics is still incineration, which releases a large amount of greenhouse gases into the air. However, disposable biodegradable bio-packaging for food, such as food-grade biodegradable meal boxes, can be buried in the soil for degradation, and the resulting carbon dioxide can directly enter the soil organic matter or be absorbed by plants, without being released into the air and causing greenhouse effect. Today, we inventory some of the disposable biodegradable meal boxes on the market.

Pulp molded meal box bio-packaging for food (plant fiber molded tableware)

Pulp molded tableware products have certain advantages on the road to plastic ban. First of all, in terms of raw materials, the pulp molded disposable meal box uses plant fibers such as wheat straw and sugarcane bagasse as raw materials without adding any PP materials. It is formed by pulp molding wet pressing method, and food-grade additives such as waterproof and oil-proof are added to the pulp, making it suitable for storing hot and cold food.

Plant fiber biodegradable meal bio-packaging for food is currently the most active type of meal box on the market, and pulp molded tableware has undoubtedly become an ideal alternative to plastic.

Sugarcane pulp disposable meal box belongs to the full degradation type, which can be completely degraded into organic matter under industrial composting or home composting conditions within90 days and return to nature.

Corn starch-based meal box bio-packaging for food

Corn starch biodegradable meal box bio-packaging for food is made of natural corn starch and plant fibers, and is processed with substances such as bio-polyesters and polyols.

Corn starch meal box can naturally degrade in soil and natural environment, and the degradation rate can reach 60% -80% depending on the composition of the meal box, which can replace plastic products to a certain extent and reduce environmental pollution caused by plastic waste. It is an ideal substitute for controversial "disposable tableware" widely used in the catering market.

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PLA biodegradable tableware bio-packaging for food

PLA biodegradable meal box bio-packaging for food usually refers to the products that combine PLA composite film with pulp molded products, that is, PLA film-covered products on pulp molding products.

PLA composite film is a completely biodegradable film made of polylactic acid (PLA), which can be heat-combined on pulp molding and paper products.

PLA (polylactic acid) is a new type of biodegradable material made from renewable plant resources (such as corn) as raw materials. The starch raw materials are enzymatically converted into glucose, and then fermented with a certain bacterium to produce high-purity lactic acid, which is then synthesized into a certain molecular weight of polylactic acid by chemical synthesis methods. It has good biodegradability and can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature after use, ultimately producing carbon dioxide and water, which does not pollute the environment. This is recognized as an environmentally friendly material for protecting the environment.

In view of the advantages of PLA, after being combined with pulp molded products through film-coating technology, it can not only save the use of waterproof and oil-proof agents, but also better seal the pores of pulp molded products, making products that cannot prevent alcohol from leaking before can prevent alcohol leakage. At the same time, after sealing the pores, the air permeability of the tableware is reduced during actual use, and the thermal insulation performance is higher, and the insulation time is longer.

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