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A 100% biobased material for a sustainable packaging alternative

May 2018
Gallery LACTIPS 1
Gallery LACTIPS 1


Lactips designs, develops and manufactures thermoplastic pellets based on casein.

This 100% biobased and biodegradable material can be an alternative to oil-based plastics. It is also an innovation for creating value for excess production of casein. This milk protein is one of the proteins that occur in milk, it is renewable, biodegradable and compostable. Its compatibility with current industrial chains, printability, and gas barrier properties meet the needs for industry and consumers. In stark contrast to PVA, it is fully biodegradable (certified OK Biodegradable Water and OK Home Compost by TÜV Austria), has an easy dissolution in both hot and cold water with no residues.

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LACTIPS: bio-sourced, biodegradable and non-toxic plastic material.

Label Date May 31, 2018
By Lactips
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For New customers for different market applications; partners to set up an organization to salvage unsuitable milk in France.

The environmental benefits

  • Bio-sourced and completely biodegradable with no significant aquatic toxicity: Lactips conforms to certification labels including Ecocert and EU Ecolabel.
  • Leaves no sticky residues and does not clog filters

The Financial benefits

  • Made from milk byproducts that are unsuitable for human consumption and that are expensive to dispose of. This solution makes them productive: cutting costs, developing a new market and contributing to a circular economy.

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Préserver la nature en éliminant les déchets plastiques et la pollution

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Headquarters 42740 Doizieux, France
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