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A Water-Soluble Packaging to Unlock New Markets

Objective

Lactips is an innovative company located in France, founded in 2014. Lactips develops a disruptive thermoplastic material, water-soluble at room temperature and below, for uses in water-soluble or edible packaging. This material is unique on a worldwide scale.

Based on milk protein, Lactips’ thermoplastic pellets show besides a full biodegradability in less than three weeks (it can even be thrown away in one’s home compost), is highly printable thus perfect for information and marketing purposes, presents a very good barrier to oxygen and can further be functionalised.

Its unique water solubility property allows Lactips to answer chemical manufacturers needs for better single doses packaging in laundries and dishwashing.

Moreover, it opens up new market opportunities such as detergent packaging for water treatment (swimming pools) and agrochemicals, where single doses cannot be used currently as current packaging is poorly soluble below 30°C and does not answer requirements. Users (consumers, farmers, employees) will not be in contact anymore with harmful chemicals and will control the amount of chemical they add in water. This will result in a better user safety and a better preservation of our environment.

The ECOLACTIFILM is Lactips’ project to remove every barrier and properly address the market. Properties will be improved for our material to resist to liquids, acid and alkaline powders and to be shrinkable.
At the project end, every chemical that are to address water trouble could be packaged in a sound and clean, harmless way.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

LACTIPS
Address
Parc Metrotech Batiment 5
42650 Saint Jean Bonnefonds
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 492 589,88