Milk edible packaging film
Lactips is an edible plastic made from a milk protein base and obtained in the form of pellets. The production is based on an industrial process that allows rapid production in large quantities. The thermoplastic, water-soluble pellets dissolve in both hot and cold water and are completely degradable. They also have excellent barrier properties. Particular attention is paid to the possibility of further processing milk that is no longer suitable for consumption. Awarded the OK home compost label by TÜV Austria, it is certified that Lactips can be composted at home in a period of 6 months and without heavy metal residues. Conclusion: Lactips are used especially in the production of (plastic) films and thermoformed plastic objects and represent an ecological, sustainable alternative to conventional (non-edible) materials.
Project status: Concept // Prototype // Ready for market // Ready for series production
Source: Peters, Sascha; Drewes, Diana: Materials in Progress. Innovations for Designers and Architects, Basel 2019, p. 79.
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