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LACTIPS

A 100% biobased material for a sustainable packaging alternative

May 2018
Gallery LACTIPS 1
Gallery LACTIPS 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date May 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.

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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LACTIPS: bio-sourced, biodegradable and non-toxic plastic material.

02.

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
03.

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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Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
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Implementation Stories

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Lactips announces cellulose coating solution for sealable packaging

Lactips has developed a cellulose-based coating solution called Plastic Free Paper. The company claims that its new solution can preserve and protect food while complying with food contact standards.

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Lactips will industrialize its production of water-soluble and biodegradable plastics near Saint-Etienne

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Tech 24 - From green energy to bio-based packaging: welcome to the era of renewables

Algae replace plastic in packaging with Notpla. Lactips uses milk proteins to invent the biodegradable material of the future. We board the green hydrogen vessel with our correspondents.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Laundry pollutes less thanks to… milk protein

French start-up Lactips has seduced the German chemical giant BASF. The detergent pods produced by the brand are wrapped in a plastic-free plastic film, made from milk protein. BASF made no mistake about it: it has just signed an exclusive contract to market this solution.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

The metropolises of Lyon and Saint-Etienne are transforming their industries - MET' - Grand Lyon, urban community

The metropolises of Lyon and Saint-Etienne are uniting to support a new generation of industries on their territory. They are launching an 80 million euro fund: an industrial seed fund with an environmental and social impact. The aid system will help 80 to 100 young industries established in the metropolitan areas.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Lactips raises 13 million euros to industrialize its water-soluble plastic

Lactips, which produces biodegradable and water-soluble plastic based on milk proteins, has just completed a new funding round of 13 million euros. The Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds start-up plans to set up a new production plant in the Gier Valley in 2021.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

LOIRE. Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds: Lactips manufactures ecological plastic ... with milk

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Who are the 20 French Tech Green start-ups? - Echoes Start

Twenty French start-ups have been selected for the French Tech Mission. They will benefit from support from a network of French Tech correspondents and increased visibility. Each of them provides “innovative solutions to various challenges”

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Loire. A solution to accelerate the reduction of plastic pollution

A company from the Loire region has developed a unique water-soluble plastic based on milk proteins. Once in the water, the bond melts and releases its contents. The company, which entirely designed this new plastic, is developing a wide range of products in this same material.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

The Loire company Lactips continues to grow

Lactips is a company based in Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds near Saint-Etienne in the Loire region. It manufactures plastic based on milk proteins. On Friday July 13, it inaugurated its first production line to commercialize its innovative plastic.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

LOIRE. Lactips, the company that manufactures biodegradable plastic, is growing at full speed

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

These bosses help us to consume differently, they testify

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Follow the CIC Business Awards Regional Start Innovation Awards live

160 applications and 8 finalists. 3 winners will respectively benefit from 5,000 euros to 10,000 euro in cash, international support from CIC Aidexport, and a media plan to gain visibility. The first two startups will win a place to participate in the national final.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Environment - Here we act. Loire: Lactips manufactures "plastic without plastic"

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

From lab to business 2018 - Jean Monnet University

First meeting "From the Lab to the Company" at Jean Monnet University. Speakers shared their passion and gave an innovative look at the research carried out at the university.

06.

Company Profile

Lactips

Made of milk protein, our thermoplastic pellets show an incredible variety of technological properties.

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Headquarters 42650 Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France
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