Compostable packaging producer TIPA has partnered with modified atmosphere packaging solution provider PerfoTec to create a new 100% compostable packaging.
The laser microperforated compostable film reportedly increases the shelf life of fresh produce, such as fruits, vegetables and flowers.
The partners claim that the sustainable packaging solution extends the shelf life of the goods by up to two folds.
It also meets the demand for low-waste packaging solutions that enable retailers and suppliers to achieve their sustainability goals and reduce emissions while maintaining produce quality and save costs.
TIPA sales VP Ayellet Zinger said “In combining our technologies, TIPA and PerfoTec form a synergistic partnership that optimises flexible packaging for produce.
“We have created an exceptional product that extends the shelf-life of fruit, vegetables and flowers with a protective and fully compostable film that decomposes just like the product it is packaging.
“TIPA and PerfoTec bring huge added value for flexible produce packaging, reducing food and packaging waste, and providing solutions for the future of sustainable packaging.”
Developed leveraging PerfoTec’s patented High Precision Laser Technology, the compostable film went through several months of testing and trials.
It easily decomposes into the soil without leaving any “toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants”.
PerfoTec CEO Bas Groeneweg said: “Partnering with TIPA to create compostable packaging that can outperform conventional plastic is a hugely exciting step forward for sustainable packaging. We’re delighted to be playing our part in the stride against quality losses, food waste and plastic pollution.”