Lactips offers the first plastic-free, water-soluble, and fully biodegradable plastic.

Specialising in the production of a water-soluble plastic that leaves behind no traces in the environment, Lactips is a French company founded in 2014. Based in Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds (in France’s Loire department), the company was founded by Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff, a plastics engineer and company strategy specialist, and Frédéric Prochazka, PhD, a professor at the Université de Saint-Etienne.

With its patented technology, which uses milk proteins (caseins) as its raw material, Lactips focuses on manufacturers aiming to develop new products or take on new markets using a clean, biodegradable plastic that’s friendly to consumers and the environment.

There are numerous possible industrial applications since the Lactips technology is: water-soluble, biodegradable, mass-producible, print-ready, and edible, and also has strong barrier properties (to oxygen, fats, and mineral oils).

Lactips is in the process of deploying a new production site with 2,500 m² of space (early 2021). The company will be able to gradually increase its production capacity to about 10,000 metric tonnes of material produced yearly by 2025.

Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff

Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff

Co-founder & CEO of Lactips

Frédéric Prochazka

Frédéric Prochazka

Research Director & Co-founder of Lactips

Lactips has a team of over 50 people across five divisions:




Sales Development


Technical Support

Recherche et développement

Research and Development



And a network of top-notch partners from science, industry, and institutions:

Pôle tertiaire et pôle industriel

At its facilities in Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, Lactips has an industrial division with lines dedicated to production and product development, as well as a services division.

Équipes commerciale et technique

The company’s sales and technical teams are dedicated to serving customers. They work hard every day to provide the right industrial solutions while complying with environmental and safety standards.