TIPA and G. MONDINI SPA partner to produce market-first Home Compostable wet food container, as a solution for hard-to-recycle packaging

SUCCESSFUL trials of TIPA’s compostable packaging will see the company’s films act as a liner for global leader of tray sealer equipment company G.Mondini’s paper packaging solutions.

  • G. Mondini successfully trials TIPA’s compostable films as liners for their Paperseal® solutions
  • TIPA’s transparent film enables adding barrier properties to cardboard and optimal heat-sealing properties to a transparent, compostable barrier top lid
  • This partnership cuts plastic content and supports organic waste recycling and composting infrastructure, meeting market requirements and supporting sustainability initiatives in the EU

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

TIPA and G. Mondini’s collaboration has the potential to drastically reduce plastic waste and is a breakthrough innovation in the sustainable plastics industry and in packaging wet food products.

These compostable films and paper solutions carry food waste to compost in line with Italy’s EU-leading regulatory regime, which sees compostable plastics collected with organic waste. This solution is addressing the urgent need to divert non-recyclable waste, that may contaminate the organic recycling stream, such as food-soiled containers and plastic packaging, out of landfills. 

The new packaging solution lined with TIPA films can be placed together into organic waste, keeping plastic out of landfills and the environment. 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.

Research in the EU shows that 87% of Europeans are worried about the impact of plastic products on the environment.

The partnership starts as the European Union seeks to address microplastic pollution across the board[3] with its directive banning single use plastics from being placed on the market implemented in July 2021.

Compostable packaging has the ability to reduce microplastic contamination of soils, by cutting the quantity of traditional plastic finding its way into food waste. 

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 @ G. Mondini SpA, said: “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.”

For more information visit www.tipa-corp.com

Written by Dominy Jones