eatSafe, LLC Announces ecoSafe, a Proprietary Biodegradable PLA Tamper-Evident Film

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Earth friendly packaging: printable shrink bands replace preform seals while saving customers money

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Our customers report cost savings after making the switch from preform shrink bands to ecoSafe PLA roll stock applied with the eatSafe Ringer machine.

eatSafe, LLC, a global leader in tamper-evident seals for the packaging industry, today announced the release of ecoSafe, a shrink film designed to save money on packaging costs while being environmentally friendly. ecoSafe is a biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) shrink film manufactured from sustainable, 100% annually renewable plant sugars, creating a proprietary polylactide polymer. ecoSafe caters to a growing number of companies who wish to package their products in an Earth-friendly manner.

“Our customers tell us they are searching for more eco-friendly and greener-living packaging choices,” said Wayne Summerford, president of eatSafe. “ecoSafe fills that need, and works in traditionally more difficult applications like nested materials, shrink bundling, and multi-packing. We have had success not only with food manufacturers and contract packagers who are concerned about food safety, but also in the general packaging marketplace.”

ecoSafe heat shrink film is roll stock and can be ordered in any width from 1” to 10”. It is designed to be utilized with the eatSafe Ringer, an automatic tamper-evident shrink banding machine. ecoSafe film is formed into a tamper-evident seal with an easy-open feature; no scissors are required and there are no sharp edges left after opening. A tamper-evident seal is required by the Food & Drug Administration on certain classes of products but is also used widely in the packaging industry due to its superior level of safety as compared to a simple tamper-resistant seal.

“Our customers report cost savings after making the switch from preform shrink bands to ecoSafe PLA roll stock applied with the eatSafe Ringer machine. The savings are primarily in labor, freight and inventory, but there is also a reduction in administrative and warehouse costs.

“ecoSafe is much more environmentally-conscious than PET, PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene films,“ said Summerford. “In addition, ecoSafe’s bio-based PLA material consumes far less non-renewable energy during production than any other type of shrink film currently on the market.”

About eatSafe:
Founded in 2013, eatSafe specializes in automated packaging equipment and shrink films that provide the safest tamper-evident seals for all types of product packages. The company’s flagship product, the eatSafe Ringer machine integrates patent-pending technology and state-of-the-art shrink films to place the safest tamper-evident seal on every container.

Together ecoSafe shrink film and the eatSafe Ringer machine replace the labor-intensive and costly existing technologies such as preform shrink bands, sleeves and safety stickers and labels. The eatSafe Ringer places a secure, tamper-evident seal on a variety of container shapes and sizes including those not normally able to be sealed using automation such as square, oval, party platter, and holiday-shaped containers. The company is headquartered in Bedford, NH. For more information visit

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