Product or Packaging Innovation
Winner: Ecological Packaging (TIPA)
Runner-up: Quad Packs (Branston)
TIPA’s bio-based and 100 per cent compostable packaging, which has similar mechanical and shelf-life properties to ordinary plastic, are described as a game changer in the flexible packaging market.
TIPA’s innovations solve a complex multitude of challenges: from flexibility, sealing strength, manufacturing challenges and adaptability to current packaging and production practices, shelf-life requirements and more.
With the same end-of-life organic waste properties as the food it wraps, TIPA’s innovative packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as ordinary plastic packaging.
However, unlike other commonly used materials on the market that can take up to 500 years to decay, TIPA packaging biologically decomposes in just 180 days and becomes a fertiliser for soil.