Compostable Flexible Packaging
It feels like plastic and looks like plastic.
There is just one difference: it’s fully compostable.
After several years of R&D, the Israeli startup Tipa Corp has succeeded in removing technological barriers to develop biodegradable and compostable monolayer and multilayer (complexed) products, combining properties identical to standard plastic products on the market. The company is also working to maximize the bio-based origin of products. Today, the latter is between 20 and 80%. "Even if we seek to optimize this sourcing of natural origin, we put priority on the end of life, therefore the compostability, and the maintenance of all the technical properties expected by the market",we explain at Tipa. Currently, the films are produced by two partners, in Germany and Italy, while an agreement is under discussion with an additional production partner in France, to get closer to the user markets.
Specializing in frozen products from organic farming such as fruits and vegetables, but also meats, ready meals and artisanal ice cream thus stamped, Aquibio takes the step of compostable packaging with Tipa. The manufacturer has opted for a plastic bag suitable for home composting for its ranges of frozen fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. According to the company, the material was, in its category, the first flexible packaging to be able to offer guarantees of transparency and solidity comparable to those of its previous packaging.
“TIPA® focuses on packaging solutions mainly for the food and fashion industries, which require a high level of expertise. Food and fashion packaging must accommodate client branding, aggressive supply chains, shelf life, and be suited to consumer behavior. We developed compostable flexible packaging solutions that imitate the transparency, durability, shelf-life, and flexibility of conventional plastic but, after use, return to nature. It enables brands to replace their conventional plastic packaging with fully compostable solutions.”
Imagine flexible packaging was just like an orange peel, and returned back to nature immediately after its use.
Choose your plastic waste stream
Flexible packaging made for food.
TIPA’s packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as conventional plastic packaging. It works for dry, baked and frozen goods, including fruits and vegetables, apparel and other products.
Did you know…
The good news about flexible packaging is that it uses less plastic. But 95% of flexible packaging can’t be recycled since it is made from several layers of materials. TIPA’s technology solves this problem by providing high-quality packaging that is fully compostable, including laminates and labels.
We take special care in designing packaging that is as good as conventional plastics in its ability to protect food and in its shelf life. We also take care to create films and laminates that seamlessly work in any packaging manufacturing line. Dreams need to work in real-life.