Canadian Packaging

SustainaPac partners with PulPac to bring Dry Molded Fiber to the North American market

By PulPac AB   

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The shift away from single-use plastics continues as U.S.A.-based manufacturing venture SustainaPac LLC joins PulPac’s growing licencee network. Employing the Dry Molded Fiber technology, SustainaPac intends to establish itself as a source of highly economical natural-fibre, single-use food-service packaging products for the growing North American QSR sustainability market. 

As the packaging industry works to balance environmental concerns with business performance, product sustainability is key. The Dry Molded Fiber technology, invented, owned and licenced by PulPac, enables the replacement of multiple single-use plastic products with sustainable fibre-based alternatives at commercial scale – setting a new standard for sustainable packaging. The highly economical dry fibre-forming technology allows for fibre products produced in North America to be reasonably competitive on a cost basis with like plastic products.

SustainaPac intends to build a series of Dry Molded Fiber production facilities across the U.S.A. making fibre drink cup lids, hinged containers, bowls, trays, and related products beginning with a dedicated high-volume fibre hot and cold drink-cup lid plant in Jacksonville, FL.

Les Schaevitz, SustainaPac CEO commented, “North American QSR’s are clamoring for economical, domestically produced, compostable fibre products to replace their single-use plastic packaging where appropriate, and SustainaPac with PulPac fibre-forming technology will be out front meeting that demand.”

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Sanna Fager, PulPac Chief Commercial Officer commented, “Time is increasingly becoming the most important factor in dealing with environmental challenges. Now is the time for action. Together with converters like SustainaPac stepping up to the plate, we can accelerate the shift towards sustainable fibre-based packaging and away from single-use plastics. Next generations deserve new generations of packaging where sustainability is just a given.”

About SustainaPacSustainaPac LLC is a U.S.A.-based manufacturing venture dedicated to satisfying the growing demand by the  North America QSR and food-service industry for economical, domestically produced, high-quality, natural-fibre-based food-service packaging products. Using the next-generation Dry Molded Fiber forming technology by PulPac AB of Sweden instead of conventional wet pulp moulding, SustainaPac will compete effectively on a cost-and-performance basis (without PFAS) with domestic plastic and with Asian-produced fibre products. SustainaPac’s high output U.S. fibre-forming plants will serve both as custom contract manufacturing sites for the food-service packaging industry and to produce SustainaPac proprietary fibre-based food-service packaging products.  For additional information, email info@sustainapac.com.

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

Dry Molded FiberThe 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 fibre, Dry Molded Fiber technology allows for the production of high performance fibre-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 per cent lower CO2 footprint compared to alternatives.  Dry Molded Fiber processing is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fibre-moulding processing first used over 100 years ago.

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