Tipa launches biodegradable film for food packaging

Tipa is an Israeli company started in 2010 with the goal of creating biodegradable and recyclable packaging. The company’s patent pending polymer based films can be shaped into pouches that are 100% biodegradable within 180 days of composting. Its biodegradable compounds can be manufactured using form fill seal machines; this includes casting, injection molding, thermoforming, heat sealing, coating, printing and aseptic/cold filling. Tipa’s films have been approved for food packaging, have high durability and flexibility and high resistance to oxygen, water vapor permeation and transparency.

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The emergence of new pouches continues

After many years of discussion and projection, the rise of the pouch has taken over the grocery shelves and has replaced rigid lining for consumer products. In the past decade, we have seen the rise of pouches in consumer brands. The light weight, convenience, portability and shelf appeal has captured the appeal of the consumer, more so than any other packaging.

The pouch has had many new converters, including PepsiCo, H.J.Heinz, and Dial Corp, consumer brands are not the only converters, in recent years we have seen many startup and emerging companies taking over grocery shelves. New and emerging comrades include baby food, caffeine sticks, beverages, cosmetics, ketchup, seafood, wine, soap, water and many more. Some estimate that the annual growth in this market will reach double digits; this is far larger than any other packaging format.

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