Compostable films offer ‘breakthrough innovation’ in packaging wet food products

TIPA has announced that successful trials of its compostable packaging will see the company’s films act as a liner for tray sealer equipment specialist G.Mondini’s paper packaging solutions.

The ‘market-first’ partnership will see G.Mondini offer paper-based, compostable Paperseal solutions optimised for wet, chilled, frozen and fresh food products. The TIPA film will act as a liner to create a barrier against oxygen, moisture and humidity.

TIPA said the collaboration has the potential to ‘drastically reduce plastic waste’.

The compostable films and paper solutions carry food waste to compost in line with Italy’s regulatory regime, which sees compostable plastics collected with organic waste.

TIPA added that consumers in markets where compostable packaging is not accepted in the organic waste stream, could still have the advantage of the compostable film that can be separated from the board, and then be home composted.

Chen Katz, chief revenue officer of TIPA, said, “Our exclusive partnership with G.Mondini is opening the doors to more opportunities for customers to see their food in compostable packaging. In our joint breakthrough innovation, we are creating packaging applications that can address some of the industry’s most pressing needs: sustainably packaging wet, chilled and frozen foods. We will be working closely with G. Mondini to deliver on this unique design that drives the compostable movement forwards.”

Paolo Mondini, general manager at G. Mondini SpA, added, “Providing customers with differentiated products thanks to our cutting-edge innovations and sustainable packaging technologies, whilst achieving cost savings, is our priority. Our steadfast dedication to innovation is the core of everything we do at G. Mondini and our unique 360° customer approach is making the difference in our new solutions.

“Member states across the EU are leading the way with sustainable practices and together with TIPA, a leader in certified compostable films, we are developing innovations which will drive a future-proofed level of sustainable packaging products.”