Introducing Sustainable Biobased Mesh

CLAF® Bio Fabric™ is a cross laminated open mesh nonwoven made with natural resins from sugarcane.


Sustainably Made Open Mesh

Consumer demand is rising for environmentally responsible and sustainable products, including packaging materials that are equally eco-friendly. CLAF® Bio Fabric™ is an open mesh nonwoven made with resins derived from renewably sourced sugarcane. As shown on its USDA BioPreferred Product label, CLAF® Bio Fabric™ is derived from 96% plant based materials instead of petroleum, and is more environmentally friendly than petroleum based materials. It is strong, breathable, and has unique properties that make it a perfect fit for a variety of applications.

Explore what makes CLAF® Bio Fabric™ the biobased open mesh that speaks to increasing consumer demand for more sustainable solutions.

Certified and Available in the Americas and Europe

CLAF® Bio Fabric™ is a USDA Certified Biobased Product, and CLAF® Bio™ is approved by some of Europe’s most widely-trusted environmental agencies. They meet global standards in environmental sustainability, and provide a renewable alternative to petroleum-based open mesh nonwovens.

Sustainability

CLAF® Bio Fabric™ contains 96% biobased content, which is the percentage ratio of non-fossil organic carbon. It highly exceeds the minimum standard of 25% set by the USDA BioPreferred® Program for biobased products. It is made with resins based on sugarcane, a highly renewable resource. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, please visit www.biopreferred.gov. It is also 100% recyclable, and is compatible with the current polyethylene recycle stream. CLAF® Bio Fabric provides a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based open mesh products, inspiring confidence and peace of mind.

Ease of Use

CLAF® Bio Fabric™ excels in ease of processing and handling, like the original CLAF product. It can be used by itself as an open mesh and can be heat sealed or sewn in many packaging applications. It is used to reinforce paper, film, foil and nonwovens in a variety of lamination processes including thermal, extrusion and adhesive lamination.

Design

An ideal open mesh nonwoven, CLAF® Bio Fabric™ has a number of features that set it apart from other mesh products. Its balanced tear resistance helps it stand up to any application. Its thin profile makes it excellent for printing. CLAF® Bio Fabric™ also has a unique appearance, making your product stand out. Its open mesh architecture allows delicate and perishable items such as produce to breathe. And it is water and chemical resistant, standing up to frequent use and reuse.

Sustainable, Recyclable, Biobased Mesh

CLAF® Bio Fabric™ is a fully recyclable open mesh made using sustainable sugarcane derived resins. It is designed for a wide variety of applications and is easy to incorporate into your process.

  • 100% recyclable
  • Made from sustainable sugarcane resin
  • USDA Certified 96% Biobased Product
  • Compatible with today's manufacturing equipment
  • Biofabric mechanical properties are identical to petroleum based polyethelene