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properties as the fofood it wraps, TIPA’s packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as ordinary plastic packaging. However, unlike other commonly usedmaterials on themarket, TIPA packaging biologically decomposes in just 180 days and becomes a fefertilis r foe for soil, just like an orange peel becomes a part of the waste stream. Available fofor a wide range of packaging ormats and products, TIPA products currently comprise standalone and printed coextruded transparent and high-transparent cast films, which are sealable and printable on both sides and typically used fofor the packaging of fresh produce, bakery and grain-mill products. In addition, its transparent and non-transparent ffered for

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This new technology requires additional aspects such as fofood contact approval and disintegration certifications. For high-scalemanufafacturing TIPA works with key industry players in several territories around the world. The company also works tightly with NGOs and regulatory bodies. The development process started around six


the company’s sustainable packaging solution began in Q3 of 2015 and since then the comp has launched a number of applications already, including carrot bags, vanilla powder pouches, apparel packaging, snack wrappers andmore. PA’s intellectual property and know-ho w encompasses resin,multi-layer filmstructures, laminates andmore, enabling the creation of optimal solutions fofor any specific application with any desired properties. Its patented technology and strongmanufafacturing knowledge ensure the company is well placed to solve a variety of issues concerning the applicability of bioplastics to flexible packaging.

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founded with the purpose of providing a holistic solution to significantly reduce the enormous amount of non-recyclable waste currently generated by the flexible packaging industry. Flexible packages have now become one of the most popular packaging types in the world and this continues to spread due to its supreme functional properties. TIPA’sPA breakt

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technology combines these same supreme properties, while enabling the packages to decompose back to nature post-usage. ”

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MOTIVATION BEHIND THE INNOVATION PA’s compelling vision fofor a sustainable,


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resolve the challenge of creating sustainable flexible packaging by creating advanced bio- plasticsmaterials, and a packaging solution that could be returned back to nature aftfter it is used. While bio-plastic product alternatives have been around for over 20 years, largely these have not yet delivered on the promise of retaining the same packaging qualities as their traditional plastic foformulations, while also bein g capable of biodegrading 100 per cent with no harmful fofootprint. PA

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