ULMA Packaging (ULMA) and compostable packaging supplier TIPA have announced a partnership to improve efficiency for running compostable films on advanced packaging machinery.
The collaboration will optimise ULMA box motion and flow-wrapping machines to run with compostable films, which has been described as having the effect of matching conventional plastic’s performance and machinability.
Growing market share for eco-friendly alternatives such as compostable films has been tipped to be a key factor towards the growth of the global flexibles market.
Ed Williams, sales director, ULMA Packaging UK, said, “We’re delighted to collaborate with TIPA to create more compostable solutions and help give the packaging market a push towards a more sustainable future. We are constantly looking to drive innovation in the fields of sustainable packaging and plastic reduction through our #ULMAweCare sustainability initiative, and our work with TIPA is a rewarding part of this.
“Indeed, this is a crucial development in ensuring sustainable, compostable packaging, which will not leave a long-lasting impact on the planet, is made available to all companies without fear of its use costing them.”
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO of TIPA, added, “Consumer demand for compostable alternatives to polluting plastic films has ignited the industry to prepare for a global shift toward ecological materials. TIPA is scaling up to meet the demand with strategic partnerships along the packaging supply chain. We are incredibly excited about the future of compostable packaging, which is being achieved at scale and readily available for organisations across the world to adopt.”