PulPac demonstrates efficiency, expands product and barrier portfolio – enabling the network to offer a limited series of production lines with fast-tracked delivery, with production warranties.
Breaking efficiency records on demonstrator line and expanding product portfolio. Swedish innovative packaging company, PulPac, and its partner network are ready to offer production warranties, including a limited batch of ready-to-order production lines with fast-tracked delivery in six months.
PulPac reports multiple breakthroughs from within its partner network and across its Dry Molded Fiber technology platform. In a recent multi-shift production run for one of its licensees, PulPac reached an 85% equipment efficiency with its first-generation pilot Modula line at its technology center in Sweden.
"We know the Modula well and know of its capabilities, but numbers like these prove that the Dry Molded Fiber manufacturing process is reliable and scalable," says Kristian Ward, Operations Manager at PulPac. "The team here at the tech center, TechTribe, and everyone else involved has worked hard to achieve extraordinary results like these. I'm certain we'll improve the efficiency even more as the Modula platform already has ordered second-generation production lines that are entering production worldwide with our licensees."
Together with recommended EU turnkey partner, TechTribe, PulPac has secured fast-track delivery for a limited batch of validated production lines. These production lines are ready for order in May and can be shipped within six months, enabling customers to expand their sustainable packaging journey quickly and with warranties.
PulPac's patented Dry Molded Fiber technology is a groundbreaking manufacturing process for turning renewable pulp into high-performance packaging materials with a lower climate impact than wet-molding and plastic processing. The products are fully biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable, which is what packaging producers need to tackle the sustainability challenges they face.
At the same time, the team responsible for PulPac's Highway program confirms an expanded portfolio of validated, ready-to-produce, Dry Molded Fiber products. The Highway program now includes complete cutlery sets with multiple barrier solutions for hot and cold foods and complementing trays with new tableware designs, including a ≥45 mm deep salad bowl. The added groundbreaking coffee-lid solution with another barrier complements the portfolio with a cost-effective and scalable alternative to traditional single-use plastic lids, reducing the environmental impact of the beverages industry, with more than a hundred billion lids being consumed each year. These achievements collectively allow PulPac and its partner network to now offer production warranties within the highway program.
Sanna Fager elaborates: "Offering our customers a wider range of sustainable packaging solutions is a fantastic accomplishment. But to us, the expanded product portfolio with more barrier solutions shows PulPac's commitment to innovation and efficiency and the continued development of the technology and production line." And in conclusion, states, "We are confident that the products' performance, scalability, and environmental benefits will be game changers for our licensees and the packaging industry. Because this is what consumers want and what the planet needs.
Between May 4th–10th, PulPac showcases its technology at Interpack 2023 in Düsseldorf and invites customers to visit the home of Dry Molded Fiber at Stand 11D12 to learn more about packaging solutions available for licensing. Proven production lines with warranties are available from partners to fuel licensees' sustainability journey.
PulPac provides the packaging industry with groundbreaking manufacturing technology for making economical, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding, PulPac enables its customers to replace single-use plastics with sustainable and cost-competitive natural fiber alternatives globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.
Dry Molded Fiber
The Dry Molded Fiber process, invented and internationally patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the emerging circular economy. By leveraging globally available, affordable, and renewable commodity cellulose fiber, Dry Molded Fiber technology allows for producing high-performance fiber-based packaging with highly competitive unit economics. Dry Molded Fiber also saves significant amounts of valuable water resources and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 footprint than alternatives. Dry Molded Fiber processing is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding processing, first used over 100 years ago.