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Pulpac: Standardised and Commercially Validated Dry Molded Fiber Products Ready for Production

PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology uses almost no water, significantly less energy and is up to 10 times faster

November 9, 2022

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The Highway Application Program is aimed at speeding up the transition towards fiber-based packaging.

PulPac has a Highway Application Program in place – which is a range of standardised and commercially validated applications ready for production by PulPac’s licensees. First validations confirm that Dry Molded Fiber cutlery are circular into existing paper-recycling streams, that they biodegrade if misplaced, and have a climate impact that is only a small fraction compared to single-use plastic cutlery (~15 percent). Cutlery, trays, and lids are first out but additional Highway Applications will follow.

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Compared to other fiber forming methods, PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology uses almost no water, significantly less energy and is up to 10 times faster – offering unit economics that can compete with plastics.

The PulPac Highway Application Program is spearheaded via an R&D consortium and co-financed by Vinnova’s ‘Scale-up of Sustainable Industry’ initiative. To date, the Highway Application Program has designs ready for protective lids, coffee cup lids, cold drink lids, cutlery, and trays. Additional products with a set design, tooling, material, and barrier solution are in development.

“Leading FMCG brands must move from pledges and promises to action – and the packaging industry need to make real-world progress. By creating a range of standardized highly demanded products, that are commercially and environmentally validated, we can help our customers speed up the transition towards sustainable fiber-based packaging and a greener, cleaner world,” says Ms. Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer, PulPac.

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“Together with partners, we can present a turn-key production platform, and a range of highly demanded, ready-to-produces applications with very competitive unit economics and unmatched sustainability features. Next generations deserve new generations of packaging – where sustainability is just a given” she concludes.