Home Compostable Packaging

Econic® is available as both ready-made bags and rewind film for form, fill and seal production lines. Our growing range of home compostable Econic variants has allowed us to develop environmentally-responsible packaging solutions for a wide range of applications – from cereals, chocolate bars and fresh roasted coffee beans, through to short-shelf life food products like chicken.

Customised Bags and Rewind Film

Econic can be made to order in a variety of sizes to suit the functionality and aesthetics required for specific products, brands, production lines and packing processes. The finished packs can include features such as home compostable zip seal closures, bottom gussets, four side seals, tear notches, angle seals, hang sells and degassing valves for fresh roasted coffee. We can also cater for specific packaging requirements such as high clarity, flow wrapping, vacuum packing and customised barrier properties.

Our constantly evolving Econic range includes EconicClear and EconicKraft.

EconicClear has been purpose-designed to help boost the branding and shelf appeal of the packaged product by allowing it to be visible to consumers prior to purchase.  EconicClear is available as ready-made bags and rewind, with a gloss or matt finish and varying degrees of clarity.  It is not suitable at this stage for products requiring a high moisture barrier, like coffee and drinking chocolate. A moisture-resistant version of EconicClear is also available for meat and other wet products that require a short shelf life. You can read more about moisture-resistant EconicClear here.

EconicKraft offers a winning combination of internal metalized high oxygen and moisture barrier properties with  a natural-looking `paper’ outer. It can be surface-printed and is ideal for dry foods and storage environments.

All our Econic offerings can be custom printed with our multiple-award winning high quality eight-colour flexographic printing, which has won us 17 gold medals in the prestigious New Zealand printing industry Pride in Print Awards and numerous silver and highly commended awards in both New Zealand and Australia.

Econic rewind and customised printing, sizes and features are available on request here.

Custom Printed Trade Aid Chocolate and Ceres Organics Quinoa pack

Custom Printed Trade Aid Chocolate Econic wrappers and Ceres Organics EconicClear pack (Click to enlarge)

Easy Low Risk Trials

Trialling Econic is really easy and economical. We can provide you with plain packs that you can trial in the marketplace with no upfront investment required for artwork or printing. All you need to do is add your company label to the packs and see what your customers say. Our technical team are happy to help you trial the packs through your supply chain and will advise you on the best way to seal and pack to suit your production process. You can contact our technical team here

Sample Packs

If you want to trial Econic in your business, we are happy to send you a sample pack. You can order your sample pack here

Plain Ready-Made Bags

Plain Econic packs are ideal for businesses wanting an economical high quality home compostable pack. You can add your own label and do your own filling and sealing. Small-batch (minimum 100 bags) digital printing of the paper-outer (EconicKraft and EconicSnow) bags is also available through the store. Econic packs are available to purchase from our online store  in a varying range of styles and sizes here

Our Standard Stock Range Includes:

  • EconicKraft bags in small (approx. 200g), medium  (approx. 500g)  and large (approx. 1kg) sizes
  • EconicSnow bags in small (approx. 200g), medium  (approx. 500g)  and large (approx. 1kg) sizes
  • Econic matt black bag (small size only)
  • EconicClear pouch in small and medium sizes
  • Econic matt black pouch in small and medium sizes
  • EconicClear vacuum bag (various sizes available)
  • EcoClear produce bags in small, medium and large sizes

Please note: If you are putting non-compostable labels on plain Econic bags you will need to peel these off before composting the bag.

Optional Special Features

  • Home Compostable Zip Lock Closures–Widely believed to be the world’s first home compostable zip-lock closure, these convenient closures make it easy for users to open and close the bags, and protect the contents from spills and moisture. Available for bottom-gusset applications with a minimum opening of 100mm. If you have any questions about how these closures will work on your bags please contact our technical team here.
  • Degassing Valves – Venting valves can be added to Econic packs to release the gasses generated by fresh ground coffee and beans. We recommend that you let fresh roasted coffee rest before packing if possible. Our technical team are happy to help you trial the packs through your supply chain and will advise you on the best way to pack to suit your roasting process. You can contact our technical team here.

Other Home Compostable Packaging Options

Econic is one of several home compostable packaging options developed and/or manufactured by Convex. These options include a high clarity moisture-resistant film called EcoClear™ for packing short shelf-life salad greens and produce. You can read more about EcoClear here. To view our other compostable packaging options please click here.