At BioPak we have partnered with best-of-breed manufacturers in order to bring to market the most innovative, functional and cost effective bio-based products.
We have exclusive distribution rights throughout Australia and New Zealand and also have proprietary tooling and product designs exclusive to the BioPak brand.
Most of our production facilities are certified under the internationally-recognized ISO14001 standard for environmental management systems. Conforming to this framework ensures we adopt best practices in order to minimize the impact our operations have on the environment, and ensures we comply with applicable laws and regulations while continually improving our environmental performance. Operations that are certified to ISO14001 are audited each year, with additional regulatory/compliance audits and assessments as required.
Our cup production facility is in Taiwan, established in 1994 and is the third largest in the world outside the USA. Our facility utilises the most advanced and environmentally friendly production equipment and was a pioneer in the development of cups and lids made using Ingeo PLA bioplastic. All cup production equipment at the facility is manufactured and supplied by US based Paper Machinery Corporation. The machines produce containers at speeds up to 300 CPM. This unprecedented speed delivers greater efficiency and reduced production costs. Production capacity: 280 million cups per month. We use Offset UV Komori Lithorone printers that print in 5 or 6 colours at approx 110M speed which can product approx. 2,600 12oz cups/minute. We only use soy, water-based inks.
Our clear cups and bowls production facility is in Taiwan, and is one of the largest bioplastic container manufacturers in the world, with a monthly production output of more than 3,000 tons. The company was founded in 1973 and was one of the first companies to produce PLA bioplastic cups. All production lines utilise modern German forming equipment, Dutch printing and Belgian trimming and engraving machinery. We use a clear container thermoforming machine RD53. The facilities is vertically integrated and manages all conversion processes from raw material extrucsion into sheets, vacuum forming and printing. LED lamps provide up to 70% of lighting and this coupled with the most energy efficient air compressor and real time energy monitoring provides the facility with an energy efficiency rate above 23%.
Our sugarcane pulp production facility is in China, and makes our takeaway containers, clamshells, plates, trays and bowls. Our sugarcane pulp is sourced from Thailand and mainland China. The faciliteis has 680 employees, including 80 supervisory engineering staff. There are 10 production lines, 112 forming machines and 678 edge-trimming machines.
Our cutlery production facility specialises in manufacturing commercially compostable cutlery and is one of the largest producers of bioplastic cutlery in China. Producing our 100% bioplastic CPLA adn 70% bioplastic PSM heat stable cutlery. The factory has ISO-9001 Quality Management System and ISO-14001 Environmental Management certifications. With a focus on product development, their team of scientists – with backgrounds in macromolecular compounds, biotechnological engineering and plant starch researching – ensures we are able to bring to market the most innovative and functional products with the highest quality at the most competitive price.
Our wooden cutlery production facility is based in China, producing our range of wooden cutlery and chopsticks. The factory has ISO-9001 Quality Management System and Food Safety ISO 22000 certifications.
Our napkin facility specialises in manufacturing napkins made from It is one of the largest China-based manufacturers of paper products. We use FSC® certified mixed pulp for all our napkins and our business has FSC Chain of Custody. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
Our bioplastic bag production facility is based in China, producing our range of 100% compostable plastic bags using Ecopond, a starch-based bioplastic that is certified commerically compostable to Australian standards AS4736 and home compostable to European standards.