TIPA and CNG partner to bolster the compostable packaging market

TIPA, a global compostable packaging solutions provider for food and fashion, and Charter Next Generation, a Chicago-based specialty film manufacturer, have partnered to drive local U.S. production and adoption of compostable packaging. Alongside the collaboration that expands TIPA’s U.S. reach, the company also launched a new compostable film, according to a news release.

CNG will manufacture TIPA’s new specialty packaging films for food, consumer, health care and other end-user markets.

By facilitating the local production of compostable packaging, the partnership also contributes to reducing the world’s carbon footprint by eliminating the traditional need for brands to ship packaging from abroad, the release said.



Under the partnership, CNG, one of North America’s largest producers of high-performance films, will produce two films from TIPA’s proprietary compostable materials: TIPA’s newly launched TIPACLEAR 301 and its TIPACLEAR 319.

Both are highly transparent home compostable films for food and consumer goods packaging, available in various thicknesses and applications. The two films are exclusive to North America, the release said.

“We are thrilled to count CNG as our partner, expanding the commercial availability of compostable packaging options in North America,” Michael Hanratty, TIPA’s acting general manager strategic business development for North America, said in the release. “This is a significant step to help businesses actively contribute to curbing the reliance on conventional flexible plastics and navigate quickly changing policies on packaging waste management for the benefit of the planet.”

With the Jersey City, N.J.-based TIPA’s solutions in its portfolio, CNG says it plans to further penetrate the North American market for compostable films.

“TIPA’s expertise in compostable materials combined with CNG’s market position and reputation as a high-quality, reliable innovator in sustainable solutions creates an unparalleled combination to penetrate the North American market,” Apurva Shah, CNG director of strategic partnerships, said in the release.



As brands and manufacturers face increasing demand for innovative sustainable packaging solutions to reduce the world’s dependence on traditional plastics, TIPA offers fully compostable substitutes for traditional plastic counterparts while bearing the same functionalities, such as transparency and durability, the release said.

At the end of the compostable packaging’s use, when placed in a compost bin, the packaging disintegrates and biodegrades into nutrient-rich soil within months, the release said.

TIPA’s packaging is also compatible with existing machinery throughout the entire supply chain of packaging production, the company said.

TIPA plans to showcase its compostable packaging solutions at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 11-13.