WAYNE, PA — Verdafresh, formerly known as NanoPack, Inc., announced this week a $2.5MM equity investment led by Rhapsody Venture Partners. The funding will support the launch of Verdafresh’s line of fully recyclable barrier films for food packaging and other applications.
Using its proprietary coating technology, Verdafresh is bringing to market high barrier packaging films made of at least 98% polyethylene, making them the best available fully recyclable films using existing infrastructure. Verdafresh films deliver oxygen transmission rates (OTR) of less than 0.1 cc/100in2/day – a breakthrough that allows brands to meet their sustainable packaging goals without sacrificing product quality or recyclability.
“The desire among brands for sustainable packaging has been clear for some time, and is growing even more rapidly now. We are impressed by Verdafresh’s recent strides, and their ability to deliver quality film at commercial scale today,” said Jason Whaley, General Partner at Rhapsody. “With this investment, Verdafresh will begin supplying customers immediately. Adopting these recyclable films will help companies meet their sustainability goals faster, and help communities recycle more of their waste.”
“We greatly appreciate the support from our new investors as we move forward aggressively to commercial production,” said Fred Levitt, Verdafresh CEO. “Our technology is proven to provide exceptional barrier properties at large scale and low cost. We are excited to share it with the world.”
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