Crativ PB, made with Plant Based Materials

TOP FAQ’s about the CRATIV PB (Plant-Based) Packaging

Last week we shared the exciting news that we will be adding a plant-based solution to complement our sustainable packaging assortment. Here are details on the top frequently asked questions we received… Contact us by completing the form below to ask us your questions or to request a packaging sample

It is up to each customer to determine regulatory compliance per internal operations and requirements, as well as compatibility based on intended use and end-market.

The resin is a proprietary blend of biopolymers, polymers, and biobased performance enhancing fillers

USDA BioPreferred Biobased Label

CRATIV PB has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Label. This label displays a product's bio-based content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source such as plant or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. In CRATIV PB’s case we achieved a level of 57% biobased carbon content, well above the certification threshold for packaging. This means that ASTM D6866-21 testing showed that 57% of the PB material is made from renewable bio-based sources.

The balance % is made from minerals and traditional hydrocarbon resins. Hydrocarbon resins are typically synthesized from petroleum feedstocks.

Yes, in addition to being FDA CFR 21 Food Grade, all components in PB are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and non-toxic.

Utilizing renewable, bio-based materials displaces the need for petroleum-based materials, thus playing an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

USDA Statement: "Products from CRATIV Solutions, Inc. are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum." - Vernell Thompson, USDA Biopreferred Program.

PB is a material that is comprised of a blend of materials that are known to degrade in other applications.

As such, it is best practice to evaluate the local waste stream upon disposing of the product.

It is recyclable as #7 and accepted in any stream that takes #7, however as a material that breaks down is it not a durable recyclable.

A circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources. PB is designed to return to soil as naturally occurring components and provide nutrients to a new life of plants.

CRATIV cases made of PB material have been shown to last over one-year if kept in a clean and dry environment such as a retail or inventory storage setting.

CRATIV PB will be stocked in Black, White, and Natural.

Custom colors are available (subject to production lead time and minimum order quantities).

Please be advised that this resin has wood fiber fleck that is integral to the base resin.

The CRATIV PB is available as of October 2021

General lead time is 6-8 weeks for stock colours. Contact us to learn more about availability and pricing.


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