Cuantec’s Eco-Forward Packaging Looks Like Plastic Wrap But It’s Not.
Scottish company Cuantec puts forth its formula for sustainability-focused packaging alternatives. The eco material closely resembles traditional plastic wrap. The firm extracts chitin — which is a natural waste found after processing langoustines from shellfish, through fermentation. Then, the substance is transitioned into chitosan, which is more soluble.
The packaging alternative essentially relies on the waste that is generated by the fish processing industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland, specifically, given the origin of the company. During the prototyping stages, the material has proven to be fully biodegradable within 90 days, adding yet another desirable aspect to the packaging alternative.
As of right now, Cunatec’s product is not ready to launch, however, a number of businesses have already expressed interest in it.