Detpak goes global with eco-friendly packaging in South East Asia, Middle East

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South Australian packaging solutions company Detpak announced the launch of its Eco-Products range into the South East Asia and Middle East markets.

Previously available only in Australia and New Zealand, this expansion aims to offer a wider selection of sustainable packaging solutions to customers in these regions.

The Eco-Products from Detpak include compostable sugarcane food service items such as plates, bowls, and containers, all free from added PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), the company said in a media release.

Keith Bishop, Detmold general manager of Product and Brand, highlighted the strategic significance of this move, noting that it aligns with growing consumer preferences for environmentally friendly products.

“By expanding our product range into new and emerging international markets, we are stepping up to create a more sustainable packaging industry through compostable and plant-based materials that are better for the environment – such as the no-added PFAS Vanguard range,” Bishop stated.

He emphasised that the new range complements Detpak’s existing lineup, reinforcing their commitment to sustainability.

Detpak’s partnership with Eco-Products, established in 2021, has facilitated the introduction of the Vanguard range in late 2023.

This range, made from molded sugarcane fibre and certified compostable under various international standards, represents a milestone in sustainable packaging innovation.

Ian Jacobson, president of Eco-Products, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration’s potential impact on global packaging trends.

“Globally, both Eco-Products and Detpak are seeing a range of similar legislative and consumer trends that are impacting the packaging landscape,” Jacobson remarked.

He underscored their combined ability to address heightened sustainability expectations in the foodservice packaging sector.