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PA Consulting and PulPac are calling upon pharma, consumer health and FMCG industries to join the Blister Pack Collective to bring the world’s first Dry Molded Fiber tablet pack to market - minimising the use of plastics for over-the-counter and prescription drugs and vitamins.

With 100,000 tonnes of plastic produced globally for medicine packaging every year, PulPac, the Swedish R&D and IP company behind Dry Molded Fiber, and PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, have launched a Blister Pack Collective to use PulPac’s technology to provide a recyclable and sustainable fiber alternative with minimal use of plastic to traditional non-recyclable PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) blister packs.

Dry Molded Fiber uses renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low-cost, high-performance fibre-based packaging. The proprietary manufacturing process uses less CO2 and almost no water to create highly versatile tablet arrays that match the design and tablet count of commodity PVC, providing a like-for-like, scalable solution for pharma and consumer healthcare companies to use.

Philip Fawcus, Dry Molded Fiber Technical Lead and Sustainable Materials Expert at PA Consulting, commented: “PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology combined with the ingenious PA team has allowed the shapes, functions and features of current plastic blister packs to be translated into cellulose – a huge step for the industry as they seek sustainable packaging options.”

PulPac's revolutionary fiberforming technology, Dry Molded Fiber, presents a competitive packaging alternative for brands seeking to do the shift away from single-use plastics. PulPac's revolutionary fiberforming technology, Dry Molded Fiber, presents a competitive packaging alternative for brands seeking to do the shift away from single-use plastics.

With an initial proof of concept to demonstrate viability, industry collaboration is now required to accelerate development.

Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac, commented: “The innovative tablet blister packs designed by the PA team demonstrates a viable fiber-based concept of a circular solution in cellulose that can solve a global challenge. Leveraging the benefits of our Dry Molded Fiber technology – instead of single-use PVC – these packs would be circular in paper-streams and still be functional, scalable, but most importantly affordable. Industry players that seek to be a force for sustainable change in the packaging industry are very welcome to join the collective in support of this transition to sustainability with rapid adoption and global impact.”

Jamie Stone, Dry Molded Fiber Design Lead and Sustainability Design Expert at PA Consulting, said: “It will take innovation and collaboration to tackle the climate crisis, and our partnership with PulPac epitomises this. Using our collective strengths, we have found a solution to tackle one of the huge plastic waste issues across industries reliant on tablet blister packs. We now need industry to join us and help accelerate the development of this ingenious solution and help remove tonnes of problem plastic waste from the planet.”

Organisations interested in pioneering the world’s first fiber-based blister pack and accelerating the industry transition from PVC should sign up here.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

About PA
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results. An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics. Discover more at paconsulting.com and connect with PA on LinkedIn and Twitter

Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy – using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use products. Dry Molded Fiber gives up to 80% lower CO2 footprint at similar cost as plastic. It is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago. The dry process also saves massive amounts of valuable water resources. In addition, energy savings are significant - as the molded products need no drying.

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PulPac announces the closing of a €31 million private placement led by Aliaxis and followed by Stora Enso, Amcor Ventures and Teseo Capital. Combining key global partnerships and investments enables PulPac to accelerate the roll-out out of its patented Dry Molded Fiber technology globally. Investing in global commercialization, with additional production capacity, R&D and supply-chain availability. All supporting the target of establishing Dry Molded Fiber as the next global standard for sustainable packaging, replacing single-use plastics with circular fiber solutions.

Besides offering high-speed manufacturing, which makes it a competitive alternative to plastics, Dry Molded Fiber preserves enormous amounts of water and energy compared to traditional wet fiber molding.

Fredrik Östbye, Head of Aliaxis Next and Linus Larsson Green, CEO of PulPac, standing in front of the PulPac Modula at the PulPac Tech Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fredrik Östbye, Head of Aliaxis Next and Linus Larsson Green, CEO of PulPac, standing in front of the PulPac Modula at the PulPac Tech Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Linus Larsson Green, co-founder and CEO of PulPac, commented:
“PulPac today is seen as leading the technological race for sustainable packaging and replacing single-use plastics. With backing and support of such world-class partners, we have laid a strong foundation across the value chain. I am really excited to execute our plans and roll-out our technology globally”

In this private placement, leading strategic partners (Aliaxis, Stora Enso, Amcor Ventures and Teseo Capital) join the existing shareholders of PulPac and its network to form a cross-industrial alliance. PulPac’s commercialization is catalyzed across the scaling value-chain with the aliiance, validating the global interest for the technology and its positive impact as a coming world standard in sustainable packaging. Each partner contributes complementary market-leading know-how that strongly contributes to the acceleration of Dry Molded Fiber.

Roderick Sundell, CFO at PulPac, also commented:
“Today marks a critical step forward on our mission of replacing single-use plastics at scale. We are extremely proud to welcome these leading partners into our cross-Industrial alliance. Together, we will drive the transition forward at great speed to provide scalable solutions that are both cost competitive and sustainable.”

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Existing investors WPP, PP Intressenter AB, Marcus Palm also participate in the equity raise together with the founders through DryFiber Holding AB. Jointly, the private placement will enable PulPac to make further investments in three key areas:

  • Increased global presence and representation of PulPac and Dry Molded Fiber to cater to enormous demand, building out application and demonstration centers in key markets close to industrial partners.
  • Increasing product standardization and roll-out of applications ready to use, including commercial and third-party validation.
  • Supply chain acceleration in key partnerships on production platforms and tooling, ensuring availability of material, chemistries, machines and tooling throughout the regional supply chains.

Collectively, these initiatives will facilitate PulPac’s target of replacing 1 million tons of single-use plastics by 2025, saving up to 5 million tons of CO2 emissions and up to 1 billion liters of water – compared to if the products had been made with conventional wet molded fiber.

Pareto Securities AS acted as financial advisors and Vinge acted as legal advisors to PulPac for the equity raise.

About Aliaxis
At Aliaxis, we design sustainable, easy to install, and innovative solutions to address the world’s water challenges and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Thanks to our 14,000+ employees, our pipes and fitting systems meet our customers’ most demanding needs for the building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture sectors. Operating in over 40 countries, the Company is active through leading local brands and generated €3.7 billion revenue in 2021. More information available on www.aliaxis.com

About Stora Enso
Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has approximately 22,000 employees and our sales in 2021 were EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). More information available on www.storaenso.com

About Amcor
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products.  Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter weight, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In fiscal year 2022, 44,000 Amcor people generated $15 billion in annual sales from operations that span 220 locations in 43 countries.  NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC. More information available on www.amcor.com

About Teseo Capital
A Family Office in Luxembourg, Teseo Capital, which deals in alternative assets and agribusiness.

About WPP
WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients and communities. For more information, visit www.wpp.com

About PP Intressenter AB
PPI is a consortium of prominent local investors. PPI’s indirect main owners include Johan Möller, one of the founders of the nische bank Collector, Lennart Grebelius, founder and owner of Sätila Holding AB, Mats Franzén and Pål Junhamn founders of Zetup AB, as well as Björn Engström, co-founder Forsman & Bodenfors.

About DryFiber Holding AB
DryFiber Holding is the holding company for Founders Linus Larsson Green and Ove Larsson as well as early team members.

About Marcus Palm
The Director of Legal Affairs at Välinge Innovation AB (leading global licensing company in click-lock-flooring). Palm is a minority shareholder in PulPac as well as part of PulPac’s board. Palm is a leading Nordic expert on Licensing business models and infringement control, he was elected the Swedish General Counsel of the Year 2017.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

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With one new patent application filed last week, and one more patent granted in Japan, PulPac continues to expand the Dry Molded Fiber patent portfolio. The new grant and application both cover Dry Molded Fiber bottles, an exciting application that has already been produced on a lab scale.

Dry Molded Fiber is invented, patented, and licensed to packaging manufacturers by PulPac. The game-changing technology is up to ten times faster than traditional fiber forming methods and offers highly competitive unit economics. In addition, it saves significant amounts of valuable water and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 footprint compared to alternatives.

The granted patent in Japan covers both bottle-forming and more traditional single use objects traditionally made by plastics and wet forming. It is a divisional application from an earlier application granted in Japan. In short, the granted claims describe a cellulose blank containing less than 45 weight percent water being arranged and formed in a forming mould, using heat and isostatic pressure. Just as in other important jurisdictions, further divisional applications will be filed. The new patent application filed also covers manufacturing of bottles, but in a continuous manufacturing line.

CIPO, Peter Ekwall, continously harvests new innovations together with PulPac's engineers to push the Dry Molded Fiber technology forward and speed up the transition to sustainable fiber-based alternatives and away from single-use plastics. CIPO, Peter Ekwall, continously harvests new innovations together with PulPac's engineers to push the Dry Molded Fiber technology forward and speed up the transition to sustainable fiber-based alternatives and away from single-use plastics.

“The world consumes massive amounts of plastic bottles, and they are a big contributor to plastic pollution. Only around 30-40% of all plastic bottles across the EU and US, are collected for recycling today. For paper and cardboard packaging, the average is about 80%. Even if our present focus is replacing the single-use products that are industrially ready, bottles are an interesting application for Dry Molded Fiber. We made the first bottles in our lab already in 2018 and some of our early patents are related to bottles,” says Peter Ekwall, CIPO

PulPac now holds 32 patent families with more than 150 granted national patents and plus 60 pending patent applications. New patent applications are filed continuously. In addition, PulPac has a substantive body of know-how and attached trade secrets that are shared within the Dry Molded Fiber network. Based on the core IP, PulPac has developed a complete technology platform covering multiple areas of fiber application manufacturing. All driven by the need of technical solutions for a greener, cleaner world.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy – using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use products. Dry Molded Fiber gives up to 80% lower CO2 footprint at similar cost as plastic. It is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago. The dry process also saves massive amounts of valuable water resources. In addition, energy savings are significant - as the molded products need no drying.

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PullPac has received yet another intention to grant from the EPO (European Patent Office), further refining its pioneering cellulose forming technology for competitive fiber-based packaging and single-use products

The new intention to grant comprises a method for producing discrete three-dimensional cellulose products from an air-formed cellulose blank structure in a rotary forming mould system.

Peter Ekwall, Chief Intellectual Property Officer at PulPac explains “We continue to use the already established air-formed cellulose blank structure, but now it is fed to the rotary forming mould and we apply a forming temperature in the range of 100°C to 300°C and a forming pressure of at least 1 MPa, preferably 4-20 MPa”

Dry Molded Fiber sample lids - showing examples of applications that can be made with the pioneering fiber forming technology developed by PulPac.Dry Molded Fiber sample lids - showing examples of applications that can be made with the pioneering fiber forming technology developed by PulPac.

PulPac continuously develops its already established Dry Molded Fiber technology, and the rotary forming system will pose a viable alternative for certain products going forward.  

“We continue to add value to Dry Molded Fiber and keep our licensees at the forefront of fiber forming by constantly pushing technology development forward. In addition to the 30 patent families with 119 granted national patents and plus 50 pending patent applications, I expect an average of two new patent applications a month going forward”, Ekwall continues.   

Dry Molded Fiber is a fiber forming technology that can replace single-use plastic with sustainable fiber-based alternatives at low cost.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. 

For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy – using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use products. Dry Molded Fiber gives up to 80-90% lower CO2 footprint at similar cost as plastic. It is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago. The dry process also saves massive amounts of valuable water resources. In addition, energy savings are significant - as the molded products need no drying.

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With two new patent applications filed last week, PulPac continues to expand the Dry Molded Fiber patent portfolio. The new patent applications are directed to ejection elements in connection to the forming mold. The main purpose of the ejection elements is to release the product from mold parts for an easy removal of the products. The ejection elements can also be used for imprinting a pattern in the product, to be read or scanned for information purposes.

Dry Molded Fiber is invented, patented and licensed to packaging manufacturers by PulPac. The game-changing technology is up to ten times faster than traditional fiber forming methods and offers highly competitive unit economics. In addition, being a dry process, it saves significant amounts of valuable water and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 emissions compared to alternatives.

Dry Molded Fiber - the fiber forming technology that can transform the industry and establish a new global standard for sustainable fiber-based packaging and single-use items.Dry Molded Fiber - the fiber forming technology that can transform the industry and establish a new global standard for sustainable fiber-based packaging and single-use items.

To date, PulPac holds 28 patent families with 85 granted national patents and plus 50 pending patent applications. New patent applications are filed continuously. In addition, PulPac has a substantive body of know-how and trade secrets that are shared only within the Dry Molded Fiber network. Based on the core IP, PulPac has developed a complete technology platform covering multiple areas of fiber application manufacturing. All driven by the need of disruptive technical solutions that enable a sustainable packaging industry.

Peter Ekwall, CIPO, comments, “Innovations are detected and harvested every week, which gives us the possibility to rapidly expand our patent portfolio with good quality. We also see an increased interest from our partners to contribute to the patent and technology pool. All things considered; this is beneficial for everyone that wants to join us in our mission to replace single-use plastic as soon as possible.” 

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. 

For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com

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The German Clean Tech Startup BIO-LUTIONS and PulPac, the Dry Molded Fiber pioneer, are natural allies in their objective to replace single-use plastics globally. Together with machine suppliers they have developed a Dry Molded Fiber production line, set to start production in the new BIO-LUTIONS factory in Schwedt/Oder, Germany by the summer of 2022. 

BIO-LUTIONS mechanically converts agricultural residues into unique, self-binding, durable fibcro® natural fibers. This patented method eliminates the need for binding agents or chemical cellulose isolation, as the whole fiber is used. From these fibers together with the dry moulding technology, BIO-LUTIONS will produce a variety of sustainable single-use disposable products such as service food items (cutlery and tableware) as well as protein, fruit and vegetable packaging. By introducing the new dry moulding technology provided by PulPac, production can now benefit from the unique cost and quality advantages compared to existing cellulose forming solutions.

The cooperation with PulPac opens the door to an additional production technology for fibre moulding, allowing for technology diversification as well as optimisation of dry moulding processes. The Dry Molded Fiber technology saves significant amounts of valuable water resources and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 footprint compared to alternatives. The process is extremely fast and more efficient than conventional fiber forming methods. While Dry Molded Fiber technology will not be used for all BIO-LUTIONS’ products, it does offer significant production advantages for a large variety of single use products. 

“Each company brings something unique and valuable to the table. Being able to create partnerships that prioritize creating real solutions to the plastic age, rather than trying to build walls is what will make true change possible. That is why we are very excited to include dry moulding from PulPac as a second core production technique” Eduardo Gordillo, CEO BIO-LUTIONS.

The new factory in Germany will be up and running this summer and brings together two unique innovations, BIO-LUTIONS’s fibcro® natural fibers and PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology – delivering truly sustainable and competitive fiber-based packaging to the world. The new factory in Germany will be up and running this summer and brings together two unique innovations, BIO-LUTIONS’s fibcro® natural fibers and PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology – delivering truly sustainable and competitive fiber-based packaging to the world.

“BIO-LUTIONS is an innovative and fast-moving partner. We share a doer attitude and a clear-cut commitment to replace single-use plastics at scale. Having products on the market already this year will take the concept of sustainable packaging a big leap forward. We look forward to a long-term partnership where we can share know-how and expertise to leverage the full potential of dry moulding within BIO-LUTIONS’ operations and customer network.” says Linus Larsson, CEO, PulPac AB.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. 

For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

About BIO-LUTIONS
BIO-LUTIONS is a Hamburg-based green tech start-up that has developed its own innovative natural fibre technology, used to produce sustainable packaging and disposable tableware. The production process gives a second life to currently unused agricultural residuals as raw material to replace con-ventional plastic and paper products. BIO-LUTIONS was founded in 2017 and is currently expanding in Asia and Europe. With the purely mechanical process BIO-LUTIONS creates stable structures and products without additional binding agents. The application of this innovative fibre technology was 

developed in Germany, at their technical centre in Schwedt, Brandenburg. The first factory was opened in Bangalore, India and now follows the new production facility in Schwedt, Germany. As part of the Innovation Campus Schwedt, BIO-LUTIONS is a part of the new hub for innovative technology in Brandenburg.

For more information, please visit: www.bio-lutions.com

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy. It leverages globally available, affordable, and renewable cellulose fibers to produce high performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products 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 compared to alternatives. The process is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago.

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The consortium of PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for continued development of 100% biobased, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for demanding food packaging applications. The development project is funded from the Swedish strategic innovation program BioInnovation financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova

Following breakthroughs made last 2021, the consortium will continue the project that focuses on integration of commercially scalable environmentally friendly water and/or grease resistant barriers specialized in Dry Molded Fiber.

Viktor Börjesson, Chief Partnership Officer at PulPac comments, “We are very proud about the breakthroughs achieved within BioInnovation with our partners. The combined performance in OrganoClick’s chemistry and scalability coupled with NBC’s dynamic ability to form specialized materials makes this a very important project. Dry Molded Fiber is disrupting fiber forming, making it possible to manufacture paper packaging without wasting valuable water resources or energy and significantly reducing CO2, at unit economics that are very competitive. These solutions are plastic-free, biodegradable and recyclable – very important qualities to our customers.”

Challenging packaging applications for Dry Molded Fiber is the target of the R&D consortiumChallenging packaging applications for Dry Molded Fiber is the target of the R&D consortium

Dan Blomstrand, VP Biocomposites at OrganoClick AB, comments “We are very eager to continue building on the breakthroughs reached in step one of this BioInnovation program. The potential markets being enabled in packaging and single-use products with our 100% biobased and home compostable coating and binder products for Dry Molded Fiber by PulPac are enormous.”  

Urban Winberg, CEO at Nordic Barrier Coating AB, comments “The delicate art of designing materials and combining functions from OrganoClick’s chemistry adapted for Dry Molded Fiber has yielded very exciting opportunities as shown in last year’s breakthroughs. We can now invest in infrastructure and industrial capacity to commercially pilot the solutions discovered, and to cater to Dry Molded Fiber's global uptake.”

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. 

For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

About Nordic Barrier Coating
Nordic Barrier Coating AB manufactures and offers innovative barrier and packaging solutions for maximum functionality. Specialised on extrusion on paper, plastic and non-woven. With many years of experience from the paper, extrusion and conversion industries, we possess cutting-edge expertise in the field. www.nbcab.se

About OrganoClick
OrganoClick AB (publ) is a public Swedish cleantech company listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The company develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the durable water repellent technology for textiles OrganoTex®, the biocomposite material OrganoComp®, surface treatment and maintenance products for villa and property owners under the brand BIOkleen®, biobased binder under the trade name OC-BioBinder™ and the flame and rotresistant timber OrganoWood® (through the joint-venture OrganoWood AB). OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spin-off company based on research performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. www.organoclick.com

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy. It leverages globally available, affordable, and renewable cellulose fibers to produce high performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products 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 compared to alternatives. The process is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago.

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In a world searching for alternatives to plastics, the market pull for Dry Molded Fiber is enormous. To effectively scale and support converters in the transition to the new technology, PulPac continuously expands the network of preferred partners and suppliers. dexter Mould Technology, specialist in designing, developing, and building high quality moulds for the thermoforming process, now becomes part of this global network of leaders supporting the Dry Molded Fiber community.

“We are excited to join this network of innovative and proficient leaders. Innovation is part of our daily work and doing business sustainably is a given. By working closely and in long-term partnerships with our customers, we know what the market needs. The packaging industry is transforming, and we strongly believe in Dry Molded Fiber as a new standard for sustainable packaging.  By applying our expertise and craftmanship in mould making to this pioneering technology we can support existing and new customers in their transition to fiber-based alternatives”, says Jeroen Berns, Sales Manager at dexter Mould Technology.

Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is available to converters, brands and partners that seek to be part of the transition towards truly sustainable fiber-based packaging. Besides unmatched sustainability features the unique fiber forming technology offers unit economics competitive enough to make a viable shift from single-use plastics to fiber-based alternatives.

dexter Mould Technology, specialist in designing, developing, and building high quality moulds for the thermoforming process, has joined PulPac’s worldwide network supporting the dry molded fiber community. dexter Mould Technology, specialist in designing, developing, and building high quality moulds for the thermoforming process, has joined PulPac’s worldwide network supporting the dry molded fiber community.

“Converters all over the world are ready and eager to develop their business with fiber-based alternatives. dexter MT is a recognized and established toolmaker that brings world-leading knowledge, experience of high-quality mould-making and capacity to the Dry Molded Fiber network. By working together, we can scale quickly and give converters access to quality-assured production tools”, says Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac.

About dexter Mould Technology
dexter
Mould Technology has been building moulds for the thermoforming industry since 1964. The word ‘dexter’ in Latin means ‘skilful’. And ever since we started working in this specialised field, craftsmanship has been the mainstay of the dexter Group. We never stop innovating, and because we work closely with the top suppliers of thermoformers, we know exactly what the market needs.

For additional information about dexter Mould Technology, please visit https://dextermt.nl or follow us on social media.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. 

For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy. It leverages globally available, affordable, and renewable cellulose fibers to produce high performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products 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 compared to alternatives. The process is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago, and the process has typical outputs that are comparable to those of the thermoforming process.

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Hébert Group becomes a licensee and sets up production with PulPac’s pioneering Dry Molded Fiber technology. The production platform “PulPac Modula”, developed by PulPac and its partners, will be installed this summer in their facilities located in Orgelet, in the East of France.

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Hébert Group has a history of constant focus on innovation and looking to the future, with sustainability as a key driver. With an expertise in thin wall packaging and in-mould labelling, the company supports some of the biggest brands in the global food industry.

Julien Hébert, Technical & Sales Director, Hébert Group said “We believe that the packaging industry is entering a new era driven by fast-evolving regulatory systems and customer expectations. At Hebert Group, we take pride in being in the forefront of that market shift and our collaboration with PulPac will allow us to develop and manufacture truly competitive fiber-based solutions. PulPac’s pioneering technology is not only about strengthening our offering and our customers’ brands, but also about leading the way in our industry.”

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Dry Molded Fiber, invented and owned by PulPac, is a fiber forming technology that can replace single-use plastic with sustainable fiber-based alternatives at low cost. To accelerate the shift, PulPac has together with partners developed the PulPac Modula standardized machine platform. The company is on a mission to replace single-use plastics at scale, and this is a first in a stream of Dry Molded Fiber machinery rolling out to licensees, setting a new standard for sustainable fiber-based packaging.

Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer, PulPac said “We are truly impressed by Hébert Group’s innovative mindset and ability to adapt to new technology, which has created very solid partnerships with some of the biggest names in the global food industry. We look forward to a long-term partnership where we can share know-how and expertise to leverage the full potential of dry molding within Hébert Group’s operations and customer network.”

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About Hébert Group
Hébert Group is a family-owned company with an expertise in the development and the manufacturing of packaging solutions for the food and cosmetic markets. They have been supporting key FMCG companies in the large-scale industrialization of some of the most iconic designs in the packaging industry. www.hebert-group.com

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. www.pulpac.com

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy. It leverages globally available, affordable, and renewable cellulose fibers to produce high performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products 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 compared to alternatives. The process is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago.

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PulPac has just announced the filing of an additional patent application, further refining its pioneering cellulose forming technology for competitive fiber-based packaging and single-use products. 

The new patent application comprises a hybrid tool that uses the pressing force to work in mould parts both in a pressing direction and in a lateral direction. The hybrid tool efficiently uses one pressing stroke for manufacturing a product having a general form in the pressing direction and a special feature such as for example undercut in the lateral direction. This is especially advantageous when manufacturing products like lids and other applications where e.g. stacking and denesting features are important. The hybrid tool also brings possibility of enhanced surface quality and improved tool life.

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“Innovation is a core function at PulPac. It is at our heart and how we drive change for a sustainable future together with our clients. This patent application is a good example on how we continuously can refine and make Dry Molded Fiber even more effective or adapt it to specific demands or product applications” says Peter Ekwall, IP Manager at PulPac

Dry Molded Fiber is a fiber forming technology that can replace single-use plastic with sustainable fiber-based alternatives at low cost.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding PulPac enables their customers to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. www.pulpac.com

About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy – using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use products. Dry Molded Fiber gives up to 80-90% lower CO2 footprint at similar cost as plastic. It is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago. The dry process also saves massive amounts of valuable water resources. In addition, energy savings are significant - as the molded products need no drying.

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