The new packaging is designed to decompose like orange peel
An Israeli start-up company that develops biodegradable films is set to launch a new range of sustainable packaging to the UK market.
TIPA has created what is says is a biobased and fully compostable flexible packaging solution, which has the same end-of-life organic waste properties as the food it wraps, whilst being as transparent, durable and impermeable as ordinary plastic packaging.
The company says that, unlike conventional plastic packaging, its film biologically decomposes in just 180 days and becomes a fertiliser for soil, behaving similarly to an orange peel.
“I believe the majority of people would like to treat their packages as a natural part of their kitchen waste,” commented Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-Founder of TIPA.
“TIPA was founded with the purpose of providing a holistic solution to significantly reduce the enormous amount of non-recyclable waste currently generated by the flexible packaging industry. Flexible packages have now become one of the most popular packaging types in the world and this continues to spread due to its supreme functional properties. TIPA's breakthrough technology combines these same supreme properties, while enabling the packages to decompose back to nature post-usage.”
Available for a wide range of packaging formats and products, TIPA products currently comprise standalone and printed coextruded transparent and high-transparent cast films, which are sealable and printable on both sides and typically used for the packaging of fresh produce, bakery and grain-mill products.
In addition, its transparent and non-transparent laminate series is offered for a variety of food segments and packaging applications including stand-up pouches, bags and pillow packs amongst others for food segments such as granola bars, potato chips and other snacks, grains and dried foods and vitamins capsules.
TIPA is set to announce the first of its exclusive UK brand partnerships at the PPMA Total Show in September 2016.