Together, they respond to an ever-growing market requirement for truly workable circular economy solutions, particularly within the packaging and other FMCG markets. Tipa has developed a range of high-end compostable films and laminates including its recent release of T.LAM 608, a home-compostable transparent solution for food packaging. Aquapak’s Hydropol™, a high-performance, water-soluble polymer is based on Polyvinyl Alcohol, which has a unique synergy with bio-based polymers. It gives barrier and strength functionality whilst retaining multiple end-of-life options whether through recycling streams or biodegradability in case of unintended release into the environment. Initially Tipa will focus on the introduction of compostable polymers in combination with Hydropol™ to bring new high barrier and PVDC-free compostable film technology to the market. In addition, the two companies are working on future development that will increase the functionality of paper-based packaging, which will be organically recyclable. The combination of Tipa’s compostable polymers and Hydropol™ as a laminated or co-extruded film, in novel blends or as coatings on paper, allows new, cost-effective designs that fit the circular economy whilst targeting both primary performance and end-of-life. “The collaboration with Aquapak will create a broad range of compostable solutions, and will open doors to combine our skills, amplify the voices supporting organic recycling solutions and introduce more viable alternatives for consumers,” said Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-Founder of Tipa.

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