“We were introduced to the Innovia Films’ compostable packaging alternative, NatureFlex, by Genpak, a food packing company with manufacturing locations in the US and Canada,” said Robert Mock, co-founder, Ocean’s Halo.
Made from sustainably grown seaweed and other natural ingredients, the Seaweed Chips is the first product from New Frontier Foods, based in California.
Ocean’s Halo wanted the packaging to provide superior protection to maintain the crunch of the chips and guard against moisture vapour ingress. A high barrier to oxygen was also necessary to extend shelf life.
“Our challenge was to develop a structure that provides excellent barrier properties and works well on the packaging equipment,” said Bill Reilly, development manager, Genpak.
Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips are organic and available in five gluten-free flavours - Chili Lime, Sea Salt, Korean BBQ, Hot & Spicy, and Texas BBQ.