G. Mondini has trialled TIPA’s compostable films as liners for its paper-based packaging solutions for wet, chilled, frozen, and fresh food products.

According to the companies, the market-first partnership will see G. Mondini offer paper-based and fully compostable Paperseal packaging solutions optimised for food applications. The TIPA film will apparently act as a liner to create a barrier against oxygen, moisture and humidity.

The companies claim that the new packaging solution lined with TIPA films can be placed together into organic waste where this stream is available. For markets where compostable packaging is not accepted in organic waste streams, the companies add that the TIPA film can be separated from the board and home composted.

In addition, the compostable films and paper solutions reportedly carry food waste to compost in line with Italy’s regulatory regime that allows compostable plastics to be collected with organic waste. The companies say that the solution can help to divert non-recyclable waste, such as plastic contaminated by food, out of landfills.

Chen Katz, chief revenue officer of TIPA, comments: “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 at G. Mondini SpA, adds: “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.”

Last year, TIPA unveiled T. LAM 608, a transparent laminate that the company says can be disposed of in home composting bins with certification from TUV OK Home Compost.