Wallner R&D Has Pizza Party, Results In Solid Patent

Wallner Expac Inc. has another patent application directed towards an expandable mesh food support. The paperboard mesh tray insert is designed for a pizza carton and can isolate food from oil and juices that make food turn soggy!   This…

SC Johnson Buys 2 Earthy Companies, Enjoys Earthy Patent, More Earthiness On The Way

In late May 2021, Method Products, PBC had a patent application published for a biodegradable and water soluble packaging composition. The composition appears to include a  biodegradable nonionic polysaccharide; a biodegradable ionic…

Finally An Ice Pack That Is Good For The Environment. But is 1 patent enough?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an uptick in online ordering and deliveries, which resulted in an increase in ice packs usage. This is a concern for the environment because the material in gel ice packs can lower the incineration…

Cove Signs Exclusive Deal with RWDC. Bacardi and Nestle Should Pay Attention

Polyhydroxy alkanoates (PHA) are the go-to material for future packaging.  Almost a year and a half after Patent Forecast®  recognized the Nestle and Danimer Scientific partnership in January of 2019, Nestle still lacks a product and…

More Paper Water Bottles But Zero Patents. A Bit Risky.

Stora Enso is partnering with Pulpex to industrialize the production of eco-friendly wood fiber pulp paper bottles and containers. Pulpex claims to have produced the world’s first 100% PET free paper bottle so the product…

K-Cup Showdown: Keurig vs. Nexe Innovation

NEXE Innovation Inc., formally known as G-Pak technology, launched its XOMA Keto micro-ground compostable coffee pods. These pods are compatible with the Keurig machine, so it could provide competition to Keurig Green Mountain.…

Why Is Packaging Concepts Investing in Patents 50 Years After Creation?

Although Packaging Concepts Inc. has been around since 1972, it had zero patent assets for biodegradable packaging until its recent publication in April 2021. Packaging Concepts may have finally realized that it had zero protection if more…

Tipa’s Patents Come Up Short. Can They Stand Up To P&G?

The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® has highlighted TIPA’s activity over 4 times during the past year. The startup has raised over $50 million and has been fairly active with 12 patent assets over the past 5 years. TIPA is in a…

Should Dsm Care About Cryovac? If It Cares About The Environment It Should

With the FIRST patent asset directed towards a biodegradable film for cheese ripening, Cryovac, Inc. is claiming a stake in the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast®. Currently, Pack-Age® is the leading product for cheese ripening…

A New Player Enters the Biodegradable Packaging Sector. Who Cares?

After officially being incorporated in August of 2020, Enlightened Product Solutions already has its first patent application for renewable sourced biodegradable polyolefin packaging.  Enlightened Product Solutions does not currently have…

Lactips plans to disrupt the Biodegradable Packaging market and has the patents to prove it

Although Lactips is just receiving their first US patent publication in March 2021, they are no strangers to patents. Lactips have a European patent, an international application, an India application, a China application, and a France…

IGLOO Products is increasing its patent portfolio for biodegradable coolers. Should Vericool be worried?

While IGLOO Products is severely lacking in terms of patents, its long history and strong positioning in the market make it a potential disruptor for the biodegradable cooler industry. With over 50 years of selling the Playmate cooler and…

BIG CONTRACTS? PATENTS? THAT’S WHY WE’RE WATCHING TIPA.

TIPA continues to impress and make waves in the biodegradable packaging industry.   We highlighted TIPA not one, not two, but three times in the past year!. Each insight has identified a new partnership, new patent activity,…

What will BASF and Kimberly-Clark Do Next?

The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® tells us that BASF and Kimberly-Clark have basically dropped off the map in terms of biodegradable packaging activity. BASF has 105 patent documents in the past 10 years, 53 patent documents in…

Why Patent Data Reveals a Company’s Hand

It is difficult to see where one patent application fits in a sector and it is even more difficult to visualize where multiple patent applications fit in a sector. The Patent Forecast® eases this burden by providing a unique visualization…

Perfecting Food Packaging: How TIPA and PerfoTec Are Making Food Last Longer

In May of 2020, we highlighted TIPA’s patent application for a biodegradable sheet and Aquibio using TIPA’s bags for its distribution of organic foods. Then, in December of 2020, we spotlighted TIPA and its increasing patent portfolio and…

Cannabis and Biodegradable Packaging – When Sectors Collide

As shown in the Cannabis Patent Forecast®, the number of Cannabis patent applications and patents is continuously increasing. A beneficiary of the Cannabis growth is packaging associated with cannabis products. This is the second insight…

Nothing Slips Past Patent Data

The COVID-19 Pandemic has negatively impacted numerous industries and businesses. Many businesses are shutting down for at least the time being and it is unclear if they will bounce back. However, many businesses may be taking this…

Novamont Acquires Biobag. Who’s Next?

Novamont and BioBag have a long history of working together. In fact, a majority of BioBag products are made from Mater-Bi®, Novamont’s premier offering that is protected by over 100 patents. Novamont has acquired BioBag and it appears…

Sun Grown, MM Green and Sana introduce cannabis packaging innovations. But are they leaving themselves exposed?

 As shown in the Magic Number® Cannabis Patent Forecast®, companies are increasing their investment in cannabis-related patents. The $19 billion US Cannabis industry is expected to continue to grow as more states continue to legalize…

COCA-COLA picks partner for pollution-reduction. Our Patent Forecast® shows they could have done better.

Coca-Cola was named one of the world's top plastic polluters. It is now trying to fix its pollution problem by collecting and recycling a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030. Additionally, it has announced a paper bottle with its…

TIPA is DOMINATING Flexible Packaging.

Back in May, Magic Number highlighted the patent and market activity of TIPA. Recently, Millennium Food-Tech invested $4 million in TIPA. This brings TIPA’s total funding to $53 million since its founding in 2010. TIPA is becoming a major…

What Do Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle All Have in Common?

They all sell water bottles!  Pepsi and Coke only have 1 patent application in the biodegradable packaging sector and neither application is related to compostable/biodegradable beverage containers. Nestle has 7 documents in the…

FOR SALE: A Marv-LORE-us Invention!

Do you know who Terry Guido is? He was granted a patent for a water-soluble, biodegradable beverage container. At first glance it may appear that this is a solo inventor with zero market presence, however, Guido is actually the CEO of Lore…

Let’s Go Bananas!

Did you know that the Banana Market uses around 100kg per hectare of plastic to bag bananas? This means that Colombia alone uses more than 5,000 tons of plastic each year for just bananas.  Smurfit Kappa, known in the biodegradable…

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