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TIPA Introduces Home Compostable Packaging Laminate in the US

TIPA Introduces Home Compostable Packaging Laminate in the US Bio-based, Compostable Packaging, Flexible packaging, food and drink packaging, food and drink sustainable packaging, Food packaging Food and Beverage Business

TIPA, a leading provider of compostable packaging solutions for food and fashion, has announced the US launch of its home compostable laminate for dry food and goods packaging, including spices, bread, and snacks. The laminate is also ideal for packaged granola, fruit, and protein gummies.

Initially introduced in the European market, TIPA’s 608 laminate is now accessible for local production by US manufacturers in response to the growing demand for eco-friendly packaging from both brands and consumers. New York-based American Packaging Corporation is one of the first partners to produce innovative and sustainable flexible packaging solutions from the compostable laminate.

Similar to TIPA’s entire home compostable product line, this new laminate aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to food waste sent to landfills. It offers consumers the convenience of disposing of their food in their home composting bins while still in its packaging, thus addressing the challenge of food contamination in traditional plastic recycling.

The laminate, a two-ply material that runs on most conventional plastic packaging machinery, provides a high oxygen and moisture barrier for extended shelf-life of various packed goods. It is suitable for flow wrap, pouches, and can include standard and child resistance zippers. The laminate is available in white and highly transparent versions with various thicknesses and applications. It is also TUV OK Home Compost certified, ensuring it can be disposed of in-home composting bins, ultimately leaving behind zero waste.

All of TIPA’s compostable packaging solutions, including the laminate, offer the same characteristics as conventional plastic packaging, such as durability and transparency, while being home-compostable. This empowers end-consumers to take control of their waste management.

Michael Hanratty, Acting GM and VP of Business Development, North America at TIPA, emphasizes the importance of providing innovative solutions for sustainable packaging amidst the US plastic waste crisis. “This represents one in a series of our recent steps to infuse the US packaging supply chain with compostable options, enabling the average consumer to reduce their own plastic waste from packaging for a greener future.”

This launch is the latest addition to TIPA’s exclusive portfolio of packaging solutions for local production in North America, complementing the recent addition of the company’s 301 and 319 high transparent compostable films. In addition to its growing US reach, TIPA’s multinational presence includes Europe and Australia.

For more information, visit the TIPA website.

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