20. Oct 2021
LATI Industria Termoplastici of Vedano Olona, Italy, a leading compounder specialised in self-extinguishing and high performance thermoplastic compounds, has partnered with The Hemp Plastic Company, of Boulder, Colorado, USA, on the distribution of The Hemp Plastic Company’s line of ecological hemp blended plastics in Europe.
These hemp plastics are usable across diverse sectors in the plastics industry, from packaging to automotive, from furniture to toys, and many others.
For years, LATI has been committed to offering alternatives to plastics based solely on non- renewable sources, with a lower environmental impact. LATI's current range includes sustainable products such as compounds based on polymers from mechanical or chemical recycling or from renewable sources.
The company has championed the themes of reuse and circularity since 1945, when it was founded by Cosimo Conterno and focussed on recycling the remnants of the war. Since then, LATI has continued on the path towards a circular economy and more sustainability.
“We are pleased to be working with LATI to bring our line of environmentally friendly hemp polymers to the European market,” said Glen Kayll, CEO of The Hemp Plastic Company. “Hemp is one of nature’s greatest natural carbon absorbers, and together with a leader like LATI, we can 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.”
"Sustainability has always been a fundamental value for LATI that guides the way of conducting business and relating to all stakeholders - said Vittorio Gerola, Sales Director of LATI - thanks to the partnership with The Hemp Plastic Company we provide an additional solution to the sustainability goals of our customers, and to reduce carbon emissions.”