Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers about the ORGANIXtex packaging material. If you have a question that has not yet been answered here, please write to us, because we can only answer questions if they are asked.
What is the ORGANIXtex packaging material made of?
ORGANIXtex is made of BIO granules. The raw material of this granulate is potato starch, which is obtained exclusively from the potato peel, a waste product. Thus, no valuable food is wasted for the production of ORGANIXtex.
You use the term “home compostable”. Unfortunately, many “bio-films” are theoretically compostable, but the rotting periods of the films are consistently longer than the composting periods in the recycling plants. What is the rotting period of ORGANIXtex and can customers be assured that the material can actually be disposed of in the bio garbage can?
In industrial composting, decomposition takes between 11-30 days, depending on the composting plant. In Germany, ORGANIXtex is unfortunately not industrially compostable yet. In garden/home composting, the decomposition time is very much depending on environmental influences (humidity, UV radiation, temperature, etc.). In Germany, disposal via the organic waste garbage can depends on the community in which the consumer lives. If the disposal company permits it, the material can be disposed of in the organic waste garbage can, otherwise in the residual waste.
Is there a certification or even an application for the “Blue Angel” for ORGANIXtex?
Compostable packaging cannot be labeled with the “Blue Angel”, this seal is used for other products. The ORGANIXtex consumable is “ok compost home” certified according to EN 13432 and therefore meets the highest requirement.
How should the packaging material be stored?
For storage we recommend to protect the rolls from UV radiation, humidity and strong temperature changes. The material should be used up after 12 months?
Does the packaging material develop its own odor when it hangs in the closet for a certain period of time?
No, there is only odor during production. This disappears immediately after production.
Can the ORGANIXtex packaging material cause discoloration on the garment?
No, the material is also used, for example, for food.
Is the strength of your film comparable to the conventional PE film?
The organic raw materials we use all have a higher density compared to LDPE, our ORGANIXtex for example has a density of 1.34 and LDPE 0.924. The higher density means higher stability and tear strength.
Does ORGANIXtex fall under the German Plastic Regulation?
This regulation came into force on 03.07.2021. The packaging material ORGANIXtex does not fall under it. In Italy, products certified according to DIN EN 13432 are also not covered by the plastic law. Since May 2021, ORGANIXtex may be disposed of in Austria via the organic waste garbage can.
Is the ORGANIXtex packaging material food contact safe?
Is the ORGANIXtex packaging material biodegradable?
How long does the composting of starch-based films take?
Usually about 21-30 days.
When can we expect that the disposal route for bio-based raw materials in Germany will be better structured?
Disposal through the organic garbage can or compost is not possible for some consumers yet due to the lack of regulatory or personal requirements. What happens to Organix if, instead of being composted, it is disposed of in the household waste and thus in a landfill?
The material will be burned. The big advantage of Organix is that the material only releases the amount of CO2 that is naturally present in the potato skin. This is another big advantage compared to fossil raw materials.