Nonwoven Network Company had a patent application published this week directed towards biodegradable tea and coffee wrappers. Nonwoven is known for its One Earth® material. One Earth® material was originally designed for tea (including filters and bags) but it's also being used with CBD products. Additionally, One Earth® material increases porosity and water flow and reduces brew time, which results in a stronger tea. Allegedly, the entire product line is certified compostable in 21 days or less, 100% USDA biobased, and certified plastic-free. Not only can this tea bag create stronger tea but it has a minimal environmental impact as well!
This is not the only patent related to One Earth®. OneEarth® Patents include U.S. Pat Nos. 8,828,895 and 9,988,205, Canada Pat. Nos. 2,846,720 and 2,922,928, Europe Pat. Nos. EP3015582 and EP2608957, UK Pat. Nos. EP3015582 and EP 2608957, Germany Pat No. EP2068957, China Pat. No. ZL1180040569.5, Italy Pat No. EP2608957, Netherlands Pat. No. EP2608957, Mexico Pat. No. 339,113, and Australia Pat No. 2016204391. This indicates that Nonwoven Network is heavily invested in biodegradable filters and bags and should be a prominent player in the future.
Nonwoven Network has provided zero indication of slowing down so this could only be the beginning of the patent and market activity relating to OneEarth®. The numerous patents could provide a strong foothold in the sector that may allow for the OneEarth® products to dominate the market. Stay up to date on relevant activity by subscribing to the Magic Number® Biodegradable Packaging Sector.