Plastic pollution in the world
As the world’s capacity to cope with the fast-expanding output of throwaway plastic items saturates, plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns. Plastic pollution is particularly noticeable in developing Asian and African countries, where waste collection services are frequently ineffective or nonexistent. In the industrialized world, however, particularly in nations with low recycling rates, there is significant difficulty properly collecting waste plastics.
From 2.3 million tonnes in 1950 to 448 million tonnes in 2015, the production of plastic has grown at an exponential rate. By 2050, production is anticipated to double. Approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic trash flows into the oceans each year from coastal countries. That’s the same as dumping five garbage bags full of rubbish on every foot of shoreline on the planet.
Additives are commonly used in plastics to make them stronger, more flexible, and long-lasting. Many of these chemicals, on the other hand, can increase the life of items if they become litter, with some estimations reaching as high as 400 years for decomposition.
Hence to reduce this pressing issue, many companies are manufacturing eco-friendly biodegradable solutions and TIPA is one of them.
What is TIPA?
TIPA is a multinational start-up that has created eccentric flexible compostable packaging solutions. They work on the basic principle of creating packaging materials that more or less mimic natural coverings and coatings most commonly noticed on trees or other plant products. They use such biodegradable materials for packing fruits and vegetables.
The main aim of TIPA is to truncate the use of plastic and replace it with a material that provides tensile strength as well as biodegradability. Unlike traditional plastics, which survive for dozens or hundreds of years, TIPA’s packaging dissolves and can be converted into compost for the soil in as little as 6 months.
TIPA has created ground-breaking biodegradable food packaging solutions. These one-of-a-kind packaging solutions decompose biologically in industrial compost in as little as 180 days, compared to dozens of years for standard plastic packaging.
What’s special about TIPA’s products?
TIPA’s completely compostable flexible packaging replaces traditional plastic, converting trash into a resource and turning a crisis into an opportunity. TIPA’s films are 100 percent biodegradable and have excellent flexibility and durability, as well as strong resistance to oxygen and water vapor penetration. Their biodegradable films and laminates are designed to mimic the characteristics and functioning of traditional plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene.
TIPA’s products have outstanding optical, mechanical, and barrier characteristics, including high transparency, printability, sealing strength, impact resistance, and barrier.
Some outstanding products of the company
1.TIPACLEAR : It is a biodegradable alternative to traditional flexible plastic packagings such as polyethylene and polypropylene. TIPACLEAR protects products throughout the supply chain and can be used on most common packaging machines. TIPA offers a wide selection of printable and sealable films and laminates for a variety of applications.
2.TIPAMET : This is TIPA’s biodegradable alternative to traditional metalized laminate as part of their expanding laminate line and is designed to biodegrade in industrial compost, where permitted. T.LAM 106 has excellent oxygen and moisture barriers, as well as a reverse-printed layer that extends the shelf life of food goods. It also runs on most standard plastic packaging machines as like TIPACLEAR. Food goods such as frozen food, dry food, pet food, cheese, and meat are recommended for this metalized packaging option.
3.TIPAMET : TIPA produces an increasing number of completely compostable color-tinted and opaque-colored films that biodegrade in the same way that organic waste in home compost does. TIPA’s colored films come in a variety of colors, including black, white, and orange, and are a biodegradable alternative to standard flexible plastic packaging. TIPACOLOR also protects products throughout the supply chain and may be used on most common packaging equipment. TIPA’s films and laminates are all printable and sealable, and they come in a variety of sizes.
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-Founder
Daphna was the CEO of the Caesarea Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya before establishing TIPA®. She formerly worked as a project manager at Whelty Lager Ltd. in Boston, Massachusetts, and held several managerial roles at SPL World Group Ltd, a developer of revenue and operations management software.
She has a BA in Economics and Software Engineering from Bar Ilan University, as well as an MBA focusing on Marketing and Entrepreneurship from IDC Herzliya (graduated with honors).
She was an officer in the Israeli Navy software unit after graduating from the top Israel Defense Forces software engineering program (Mamram) (ranked Captain).
She now leads TIPA with the urge to eliminate plastic pollution by revolutionizing packaging solutions.
Website : http://www.tipa-corp.com
Industry : Packaging & Containers
Company size : 11-50 employees
Headquarters : Hod HaSharon, Merkaz
Type : Privately Held
Founded : 2010
Specialties : Compostable Packaging
Story by : Swiftnlift Business Magazine Company