Cardia Bioplastics Ltd.'s materials comply with Islamic laws for safety and quality, making them suited for use in Muslim cultures,
The Melbourne, Australia, company said the polymers are derived from renewable resources and now have formal acceptance to comply with Islamic laws.
“Quite simply, it proves assurance of absolute quality in the product and manufacturing process,” noted Cardia managing director Frank Glatz in a news release. He claims the resins are safe for food packaging.
Cardia received Halal certification from the Chinese Islamic Association, appointed Halal certifier by Halal Malasia, Dept., of Islamic Development.
“It is estimated that 1.6 billion people worldwide follow Muslim teachings, therefore having Halal certification opens up the opportunity for Cardia to significantly increase our market share of the global plastics and packaging industries,” Glatz explained.
Cardia resins combine plant-based thermoplastic starch with oil-based polymers to reduce dependence on finite oil resources by 50 percent, the company stresses.
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