Are PrimeWare ‘pulp’ products?
We refer to PrimeWare products as “molded fiber”, not pulp. The word “pulp” does not create the image of a clean, food-safe product, so we do not use it in discussions of our products.
Are PrimeWare products ‘coated’ to resist moisture?
PrimeWare products contain an additive for moisture and grease resistance. PrimeWare is not coated with any wax or plastic.
Note: All manufacturers of molded fiber products use similar additives, and it is FDA approved.
Are PrimeWare products certified?
PrimeWare products meet the GB18006.1-1999 conditions for environmentally friendly disposable food packaging product, FDA guidelines for food contact surfaces and meet ASTM D6868 guidelines.
Are PrimeWare products disposable? Compostable?
PrimeWare products are disposable and compostable.
In a commercial composting facility, they decompose in less than 60 days.
Do you provide customizations of your products?
Yes. Custom sizes may require new molds, which is not a problem. We can do rim prints on all of our larger plates (9” and larger) and platters. The print can be either one or two colors, but minimums apply. Please contact us for details.
Do you use bleach to whiten PrimeWare products?
PrimeWare products are white in color because the highest grade bagasse is used in their production. The processing of the raw material includes hydrogen whitening. There is no chlorine in PrimeWare products.
How does PrimeWare compare to traditional disposables?
The demand for environmentally sound tableware is growing at a rapid pace. PrimeWare offers your customers a responsible choice to help meet that demand.
What does biodegradable mean?
Biodegradable matter is all organic material and other artificial material that can be broken down by air, water, and bacteria. A biodegradable product has the ability to break down relatively quickly into raw materials of the natural environment.
What is Bagasse?
Bagasse is the fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice and is currently used as a renewable resource in the manufacture of pulp and paper products and building materials.
For more information on bagasse, see wikipedia.
What is Compost? What is Compostable?
Compost is broken down organic matter which is produced when micro-organisms and bacteria generate heat and decompose waste and organic food. Compost is a great fertilizer and will aerate the soil and give it the nutrients it needs.
When something is “compostable”, it means that it is made of organic matter that will break down in a compost system. PrimeWare’s bagasse tableware products and hinged lid containers are fully compostable.
What kind of customers purchase PrimeWare products?
PrimeWare products are primarily purchased by paper distributors; food distributors; coffee distributors;
These distributors in turn resell our products to end user companies including: chain restaurants (quick service), BBQ restaurants, stadiums, caterers, etc.
What materials are PrimeWare products made from?
PrimeWare products are produced from 100% bagasse raw material. Bagasse is a by-product of the sugar cane refining process.NOTE: Many other types of raw materials can be used to produce high quality molded fiber products for the foodservice industry, such as reed, bamboo, and many typed of grasses.
What temperatures are safe for PrimeWare products?
PrimeWare products are microwaveable and freezer safe.
Why are PrimeWare products considered eco-friendly?
PrimeWare products are produced from 100% sustainable resources. That means that the raw materials used to produce PrimeWare are annually renewable.