Dry Molded Fiber

The scalable and affordable alternative to single use plastics

Dry Molded Fiber (DMF) technology, invented by PulPac, is the first industrial method that converts renewable plant fibers into sustainable packaging and products. It's the only viable alternative to single use plastics in terms of speed, scalability, and cost.

As the exclusive global development partner for DMF technology, PA works closely with renowned brands to develop tailored packaging and product solutions. Through our Collective approach, we address global challenges head-on, striving to make a positive impact on the world.
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Why Dry Molded Fiber?

DMF technology uses a dry process, reducing water and energy use. This drives two key benefits: a higher sustainability footprint and lower cost. Dry forming surpasses other cellulose-based alternatives in terms of speed, cost, and quality. DMF serves as a true replacement for plastics, catering to complex product and packaging needs, such as intricate geometries, functional barriers, and bespoke artwork and branding.

lower CO2 emissions compared to plastics and wet molding
of materials recycled in-line during manufacture
faster than conventional wet molding process
almost no water used during dry production process
equal costs to plastic at scale
energy use compared to wet molding, no drying required

The process and materials

PulPac's DMF technology is the world’s only patented dry shaped forming process for cellulose. It combines two well established technologies: an air laid station and isostatic hot forming press. It uses sustainably grown trees or plant-based fibers, such as grasses, barley, or cellulose-based waste streams, as feedstock, processing these into fully recyclable and compostable packaging. 

And it does all this at throughput speeds and costs similar to plastic processing. The technology is suitable for low or high throughput, where machines are fully automated and easily scaled from application development to full production.

The process The material: the process and the art of the possible
Why CPG's choose PulPac PulPac overview and why large CPGs choose PulPac
Choosing materials How to choose the right material for your application
Sustainability How sustainable is the process really?

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