How bio plastic technology works
Our compostable films and laminates emulate the properties and functionality of conventional plastic materials such as Polyethylene and Polypropylene.
TIPA’s patent-protected formulae are made from a blend of fully compostable polymers, and are what give TIPA® films and laminates similar properties to conventional plastic. Because of this, TIPA® demonstrates excellent optical, mechanical, and barrier properties such as high transparency, printability, high sealing strength, high impact, and high barrier.
Supply Chain Compatibility
TIPA® produces a range of highly customizable films and laminates available for purchase in a wide range of fully compostable applications. This gives brands the versatility to choose their film or laminate in the application that fits their product or to purchase printed film for their packaging machinery.
Compostable polymers have been commercially available for over 20 years, but due to significantly limited performance capabilities have only been able to service basic applications segments such as bags and disposable tableware.
TIPA® brings forward a new generation of films and laminates with breakthrough properties that emulate conventional plastic ones. We offer zero compromise on performance, look & feel, shelf life, and all other key characteristics for protecting goods.
Why Flexible Packaging?
Over 40% of consumer products are protected via a flexible plastic package. Yet, almost none of this plastic is recycled or suitable for recycling. TIPA®’s technology is focused on delivering game-changing compostable technology, enabling brands to replace non-recyclable plastic packaging with a fully compostable alternative.
TIPA® strives toward compostable packaging made of fully renewable sources, and uses renewable bio-based sources where the market offers a viable polymer. Our products are up to two-thirds bio-sourced and vice versa, and our R&D department is always looking to source a higher percentage of high-performing compostable bio-based polymers as they become available.
In order to create packaging with the complex qualities of high-performing flexible plastic packaging, our products are made partially from fossil-fuel based polymers, because they are the only polymers on the market that address certain properties for high-end food packaging.
Films & Converting
Our materials are compatible with existing plastic processing and packaging lines, assuring a ‘Plug & Play’ solution with minor adjustments. This model enables TIPA® to manufacture close to our clients, and to scale up to meet demand.
TIPA® films are co-extruded with standard CAST & BLOWN machines.
TIPA® laminates are manufactured using standard Solvent based lamination machines.
Each of our films and laminates are compatible with flexographic and digital printing processes for high quality and high-speed printing.
Our films and laminates run on form-fill-seal machines (HFFS and VFFS), ordinary pouch-making machines, and lidding machines.
Reducing our footprint
TIPA® works with existing packaging infrastructure to manufacture our films and laminates, and is proud to work with partners all over the world including polymer producers, converters, printers, and co-packers. We believe that the best solution for conventional plastic is one that enables existing players in the packaging industry to easily transition to compostable films and laminates.