The global water soluble film market is driven by the rise in safe and better living conditions and use of green products. The market is also driven by the increased focus on crop yield improvement with agrochemicals.
The new F-100 edible-ingredient film is a unit-dose solution for bakers and other processors, who can use premeasured quantities of flavors, dyes, enzymes, vitamin fortifiers, conditioners and yeasts, which can reduce processing costs. The film is made from edible cellulose, so it can be safely used in contact with food products. It dissolves completely in cold water and can be converted into pouches or bags on conventional packaging machines, says Brabender.
A specialized version of the same film is also available for laundry cleaning products. These units are used to package detergents, softeners and perfume in a single water-soluble dose. This saves storage and mixing time, ensuring that the correct amount is used every time and eliminates waste.
Water-soluble film is widely used in hospitals, where it helps minimize the amount of time hospital staff have to touch dirty clothing and bedding. It is a highly hygienic product that protects the workers’ skin, eyes and hands, and it can be thrown directly into the washing machine.
In addition to its excellent barrier properties, a water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film is biodegradable. It leaves no toxic residue in nature after dissolving in water, and its components can be decomposed by natural microorganisms in less than three months. It also doesn’t contaminate recycling streams or contribute to micro-plastic pollution. water soluble film