The product is the only coating solution to replace plastics and chemical treatments for sealable packaging papers, a barrier to oxygen, fats and mineral oils.
October 12, 2021
Lactips, the French company specialised in producing a 100 percent bio-sourced casein-based plastic material that is biodegradable, has developed a first-generation coating solution that respects the barrier properties of cellulose packaging without impacting its end-of-life.
Lactips has worked with the eco-organization CITEO to develop this cellulose matrix coating solution that ensures the total recyclability of papers and cardboards by combining the thermoplastic developed by the company with the papers.
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It is 100 percent bio-sourced, home compostable, and heat-sealed, and provides the oxygen, fat, and mineral oil barriers essential for preserving food products and ensuring compliance with food contact standards.
The verification tests confirming no impact on the recyclability of the papers and cardboards have been undertaken with Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) in France and Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) in Germany for the first applications, which will be available during the first half of 2022:
– Replacing per- or poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) for papers that need to be grease-proof (fast food packaging) in accordance with the regulations in force;
– Replacing the sealable plastic layer for non-food packaging (mailing films or food films for dry or fatty products: tea bags, confectionery, pet chews, etc.).
Plastic Free Paper solution offers an alternative for manufacturers (processors and brands) in line with the European directive restricting the usage of single-use plastics. The material developed by Lactips is a natural polymer, in accordance with European Regulation no.1907/2006 (REACH), exempt from the demands and restrictions set by this directive.