BYO – Biodegradable Polyolefin Shrink film

Biodegradable BYO is the world’s first, fully biodegradable polyolefin shrink film. As the country’s exclusive Bollore distributor Yorkshire Packaging Systems is now launching this eco friendly packaging in the UK.

Totally degradable in just 3 years, (compared to 300 years with traditional shrink films) BYO biodegradable plastic  is not only good for the environment but offers outstanding results. As you would expect from Bollore, BYO is a fully biodegradable, polyolefin shrink film that offers all the benefits of a high performance polyolefin shrink wrap.

At the end of its useful life, BYO, biodegradable polyolefin shrink plastic disintegrates through the process of oxidation.  The resulting components are then bio-assimilated further by soil micro-organisms.

In approximately 3 years, the biodegradable plastic is broken down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass.

When you consider that thousands of tonnes of polyolefin plastic wrap end up in landfill sites each year, BYO is seen as a major environmental breakthrough for not only the shrink film industry but also for eco packaging.

Our BRC Certified warehouse enables us to store full food contact approved polyolefin shrink films, specifically created for those who require modified atmosphere packaging,  for fast delivery and provide a quick response alongside a call off order system.

Yorkshire Packaging Systems have over 35 years experience in providing a total shrink wrapping solution and has a reputation for the highest standards of original automated packaging systems quality and after-care support. We pride ourselves on providing the customer with the best quality shrink film to suit their application and demands.

Key Features

  • Improved presentation – BYO shrinks at the highest free shrink ratio of any film on the market.
  • Energy savings – BYO seals and shrinks at considerably lower temperatures than any film currently available (offering even greater environmental benefits).
  • Confidence in its performance – BYO shrink film offers excellent machinability on high speed equipment.
  • Flexibility –BYO also provides outstanding results on manual machines.
  • 100% recyclable – as with many polyolefin shrink films, BYO can be fully recycled.
  • Convenient – BYO is available in a variety of shrink film sizes.