Lactips enters distribution partnership with IMCD Group to market biodegradable milk-based thermoplastics pellets
The first regions to market this application are the Nordics and French regions.
Pascal Chabance, head of business development and sales at Lactips, said, “We were looking for a leading distributor with a well-established footprint across Europe, strong technical sales expertise and a sustainable approach, IMCD meets all those criteria. We are starting with two pilot countries with a potential extension the rest of Europe.”
Patrick Van Vugt, EMEA director of IMCD Advanced Materials Business Group, said, “Lactips’ thermoplastic pellet based on milk protein is a cutting edge innovation. We are pleased to have been chosen as a trusted partner to develop and expand their offer in various applications. With our skilled technical sales team and our in-depth market knowledge, we are convinced we can grow this sustainable business together.”
Created in 2014 by Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff, plastics and business strategy specialist, and Frédéric Prochazka, PhD, researcher at Saint-Etienne University, Lactips designs, develops and markets a ground-breaking water-soluble, biodegradable plastic-free material based on natural ingredients.
Completely industrially applicable on all plastic processes, Lactips’ pellets are currently being launched on the market as fully bio-sourced packaging for detergent products. This new material is also food contact safe, edible and aligned with the sustainable goals of the food industry. Lactips plans to set up a 2,500 sq m plant to increase its capacity to more than 3,000 tons a year.