Our development of the One Earth® product line has been inspired by two essential motives:
Manufacture a Biodegradable Non GMO teabag filter media that is Taste Neutral and Chemically Free.

One Earth® Food and Beverage

One Earth® Food and Beverage filter media is made in the USA from Non-GMO Biodegradable fibers. The raw material streams are certified non-GMO and USDA BioPreferred®. One Earth® comes in weights from 20 gsm to 60 gsm and in a variety of standard widths.

One Earth® filter media are produced in accordance with NwN’s US Patent # 8,828,895 under the strict quality guidelines of ISO9001:2015.

Features: A Great cup of Tea in record time, Full Taste Neutrality, Biodegradable and Translucent, the filter media shapes easily into pyramid, round or single chamber tea bags.

One Earth® seals easily with ultrasonic processes as well as most conventional thermal packaging machines using a much lower temperature. In addition, clean trim waste can be recycled back into the filtration media.
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A Great Cup of Tea in Less Time

Optimized fabric breath-ability provides an immediate water contact and diffusion with the tea leaves, without any “ballooning effect”. Infusion time is optimized.



Translucence

The filter media allows for enhanced visibility of the tea and other flavored components. Becomes almost clear during infusion.





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Full Taste Neutrality

One Earth fabrics minimize tea flavor retention, unlike paper fabric, which absorbs and retains over five times its weight in water.



Eco-Friendly non-GMO Fabrics

One Earth products are 100 % Biodegradable in landfill or compost piles. Made in the USA from a 100% annually Renewable Source. 100% Recyclable into itself. All scrap from beginning through tea bag manufacturing will be recycled back into fabric.



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Easy to Process

One Earth fabrics work on standard high-speed packaging equipment at reduced temperatures for energy savings. Seal on most standard heat sealing machines with no modifications. Seal on ultrasonic welding machines without major adjustments.



Non GMO and Allergen Free

No Chemical treatment during the manufacturing process. All components meet FDA requirements for Food and Beverage. Patent pending.



One Earth Tea Bags - Non GMO & Allergen Free


Fabrics Weights and Widths

One Earth fabrics are available in various basis weights:
- 20 to 22 gsm for individual Tea Bag applications
- 21 to 30 gsm for family bags or ice tea manufacturing processes
- 35 to 60 gsm for moldable fabrics.
- Large variety of roll widths depending on the packaging machine

Biodegradable Issue and Solution



Issue

Paper Tea bags are made or 15 to 35% of non-biodegradable residual plastics and chemical binders. Pyramid tea bags are made of Nylon fabric which is also non-biodegradable.


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Solution

Based on Nature Works publication; The following graph indicates 100% biodegradation after less than 45 days of PLA fabrics.


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How Our Teabags are Made

PLA at a Glance



PLA at a glance

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The process makes use of the carbon stored in plants by photosynthesis in the form of dextrose sugar.


- The carbon and other elements in these sugars are then used to make a biopolymer through a process of fermentation and separation.


- The resulting resin, called polylactid (PLA), can then be extruded into fibers molded thermoformed into packaging.




PLA is more hydrophilic than common polyester fibers, facilitating wet-ability of the fabric.




The biopolymer can be clear, opaque, flexible, or rigid.
Much like polyester, it resists grease and oil, it provides Ultrasonic seal-ability and heat seal-ability at temperatures equivalent to polyolefin sealant resins.