March 29, 2023

Melodea joins sustainable packaging movement with bio-based barrier coatings

MelOx and Melodea VBcoat offer quite large barrier effectiveness – as excellent as plastic,”​ Dr. Shaul Lapidot, CEO and co-founder at Melodea told FoodNavigator-United states of america.

“Instead of ending up in the sea or landfill, packages with our barrier coatings can be simply thrown into the recycling bin as they are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.”

MelOx acts as a barrier towards oxygen and oil and grease transmission while Melodea VBcoat protects from drinking water vapor transmission. Lapidot describes that the items may possibly be applied jointly on paper or bioplastic to swap plastic solutions and MelOx on recyclable plastic to swap non-recyclable plastic packages.

Joining the plastic squander obstacle

Launched in 2010 by scientists from the Hebrew College of Jerusalem and industrial composite professionals from the clean-tech sector, Melodea has produced a suite of paints, coatings and boundaries to help firms conquer the plastic waste challenge and meet sustainability plans.

As the supply chain continues to go eco-friendly and new plastic laws exert pressure, the company is on the lookout to supply paper and packaging producers with far more sustainable and socially dependable alternatives to non-recyclable and non-degradable aluminum and plastic linings.

“It is no secret that the answer for a sustainable and round packaging marketplace necessitates transferring to bio-dependent resources,” ​says Zvika Weiss, CFO at Melodea.

“Our cellulose-primarily based barrier coatings present an economically cost-effective, normally ample and sustainable alternative to oil-based mostly goods.”