TIPA Sustainable Packaging, a developer and manufacturer of breakthrough bio-based, fully compostable, flexible packaging, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office have granted patents covering the Company’s biocompostable flexible films, which can support packaging solutions for a wider variety of food and non-food goods.
The US patent is directed to the composition of matter of a biocompostable flexible film showing comparable mechanical and optical properties to those of conventional plastics. The corresponding patent application was previously granted in Europe.
The patent granted in Japan describes the composition of matter of a biocompostable flexible film showing high barrier properties for oxygen. The corresponding patent applications were previously granted in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
“We are very pleased to further expand and fortify our intellectual property coverage with these newly granted patents, extending Tipa’s market exclusivity as the manufacturer of innovative flexible packaging solutions,” said Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TIPA. “These additional patents further highlight the novelty of our approach to the compostable flexible packaging market.”
TIPA is an award-winning innovative packaging solutions provider offering novel flexible packaging that is fully compostable and returns back to nature post-usage, just like an orange peel. In comparison to regular plastic that will last for hundreds of years, TIPA’s packaging will decompose within just 180 days in compost conditions.
TIPA’s packaging solutions emulate the robust properties of conventional plastic, while allowing complete biodegradability of packages after use. Its solutions include compostable packaging for foods such as: snack food, confectionery, grains, dried foods, vitamins and coffee. Other packaging solutions for non-food categories include: apparel packaging, zipper bags and stand-up pouches.
The company was founded by Daphna Nissenbaum and Tal Neuman and its products are currently available in the US, France, England and the Netherlands.
TIPA recently won the Silver Award at the internationally renowned Edison Awards for its innovative flexible packaging solutions, following seven years of experience developing high-end, bio-based, compostable films. In addition, TIPA had most recently secured $11M in series B financing lead by Austin Hearst, an owner and director of the media conglomerate Hearst Corporation, which joined existing TIPA investors, GreenSoil Investments and Horizons Ventures.
Caption: Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and founder TIPA