Case study: sustainable packaging for the home textile sector

Innovation in sustainable packaging for home textile sector, Legoplast journey

In home textile world, producers need at the same time to protect the products and to enhance their beauty: this is nowadays a crucial aspect for attracting modern consumers. In this scenario, the search for sustainable materials has become a priority. Legoplast has faced the challenge of developing packaging solutions, which could both reduce environmental impact and meet clients' needs in terms of products' display and protection.

Innovation and solution

In order to deal with this challenge, Legoplast has taken significant steps towards sustainability. Therefore, transparent bioplastic has been developed for producing home textile packaging. Bags can be either welded or sewed, and they have both gussets. Welded packaging is mainly used for sheets, pillow cases, towels, and blankets; their innovative closure types consist in velcro, buttons or seals.
Sewed bags are instead a perfect solution for duvets and pillows. The transition to biobased solutions makes a significant contribution towards sustainable packaging because it is a valid alternative to traditional polyethylene. The choice of using bioplastic from sugar cane, e.g. a renewable source, is really important for reducing environmental impact.

Choosing quality

Producing bioplastic bags has many advantages. Firstly, these solutions maintain the same technical and physical characteristics of a quality packaging, like resistance and transparency. In this way, the product inside the bag acquires value. Secondly, material sustainability reflects the growing European and international market requests. In the end, investment in ecofriendly packaging solutions not only has strengthened Legoplast position in textile sector, but also has contributed to develop new standards in industry, which have led to more sustainable production methods.