Italy-based compounder Lati Industria Termoplastici has partnered with The Hemp Plastic Co., of Boulder, Colo., to distribute its line of ecological hemp blended plastics in Europe.
Founded in 2018, Hemp Plastic develops, manufactures and sells hemp biocomposites for the packaging, component, durable goods, agricultural, industrial, sheet and construction markets.
"Hemp is one of nature's greatest natural carbon absorbers,” Glen Kayll, Hemp Plastic CEO, stressed. He added that the partnership with Lati will ‘accelerate our mutual customers' transition to sustainable alternatives that reduce plastic and carbon emissions and are affordable, available in volume and relatively simple to implement’.
Lati, specializes in the production of self-extinguishing and engineering thermoplastic compounds, and has long been committed to the development of alternatives to fossil-based materials. Over the years, the company has built up a range of sustainable products consisting of compounds based on polymers from mechanical or chemical recycling, as well as renewably-sourced products.
According to the company, its green roots date back to its founding by Cosimo Conterno in 1945, at which time the major activity was the recycling of the remnants of the war.
"Sustainability has always been a fundamental value for Lati that guides the way of conducting business and relating to all stakeholders," said Lati Sales Director Vittorio Gerola. "The new partnership ... expands on that, he added, enabling Lati to provide an additional solution to the sustainability goals of its customers ‘and to reduce carbon emissions."