Lactips, the French company specialized in the production of 100% biosourced, water-soluble, and biodegradable polymer, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prize by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
WIPO, a global forum for policy, services, information, and cooperation in the field of intellectual property, annually organizes an awards ceremony honoring small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that cleverly use intellectual property rights to achieve their business objectives while leveraging their innovation and creativity for the benefit of society.
“We are thrilled to receive this award, which once again demonstrates the unique and disruptive nature of Lactips, its solutions, and its applications.”
Alexis von Tschammer, CEO
In the Environmental category, Lactips is one of the 7 awardees companies selected from 548 submissions amongst 58 different countries. Lactips is the only French company to receive this recognition.
According to WIPO :
« Lactips leverages its IP portfolio that includes seven patent families with European and worldwide extensions, to market its innovative natural protein-based polymers. Their plastic-free plastic technology is 100% bio-based, fully biodegradable, and water-soluble without leaving micro particles. With product patent filings and application patents in strategic areas, Lactips protects its formulations and demonstrates the pioneering nature of its materials and targeted applications. The IP strategy ensures avoidance of potential blocking by major marketers and world-class chemists, while trademarks further contribute to a coherent IP strategy. »
Lactips is assisted in intellectual property matters by the law firm Plasseraud IP, Lyon office. (Contact: Raphaël Fleurance).
Lactips is a leader in the world of natural polymers that develops, produces and sells plastic-free, 100% biobased plastic that is water-soluble and completely biodegradable in all environments. The unique properties of Lactips products make them an ideal response to environmental challenges in the packaging and labelling markets, as well as for all products related to agriculture and outdoor sports.
The company was founded in 2014 on the basis of research work carried out by Frédéric Prochazka, PhD, a research professor at Université de Saint-Etienne (UMR CNRS 5223). Lactips made a major transition to an industrial company in 2022 by opening its first production unit and welcoming Alexis von Tschammer as CEO and Bertrand Dupeyroux as Director of Sales & Marketing. Lactips now has 50 employees and a highly experienced management team.