SECOS Group, a leader in sustainable packaging formed through the merger of Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group in April 2015, announced the successful scale-up production of its “environmentally friendly, high quality and cost competitive Biohybrid™ films” tailored for the global personal care and hygiene product markets. The company manufactures a broad range of Biohybrid™ hygiene films at its Stellar Films Australian cast film manufacturing plant.
Australian headquartered Cardia Bioplastics announced that it is setting up its own film and bag manufacturing plant in São Paulo, Brazil. New purpose-built facilities have been leased and production commencement is scheduled for September 2014. The production machinery costing A$750,000 is funded using vendor finance over a twelve months period. The new factory is expected to deliver a production capacity of 500 million retail carry bags per year. This capacity is over four times greater than that of the current Cardia Bioplastics manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China.