New compostable barrier film launched for crisps and nuts

TIPA is unveiling a new thin compostable film for crisps and nuts at London Packaging Week.

The 312MET film is described as having ‘superior’ sealing properties and a ‘particularly high’ barrier that enables quick converting without the need for an additional sealing layer. This, TIPA explained, makes it a thinner product.

Britain is the third highest consumer of crisps and salty snacks worldwide, eating six billion packets each year. The salt and oil content present in these products acts as a corrosive that has, to date, made it very hard to package them in compostable materials.

Dr Eli Lancry, TIPA’s chief technology officer, said, “TIPA endeavours to always remain on the forefront of developing innovative, planet-friendly technology. We are proud to launch a film that performs just like traditional plastic with an extremely high barrier, offering customers convenience and reassurance that the quality of their product will be protected. This is only one of many novelty products we have and will produce in our R&D center.”