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PulPac sustainable products & packaging

Viable, low-cost and scalable

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WHAT IS PULPAC?

PulPac is a patented sustainable product and packaging solution that uses sustainably sourced cellulose fibre. PA is the exclusive global development partner of this revolutionary technology.

WHY PULPAC?

The technology dry forms pulp fibre in a unique way, delivering speed, cost and quality advantages over other cellulose-based routes. PulPac is a truly sustainable replacement for plastic that can meet complex product and packaging requirements.

WHAT CAN YOU MAKE?

Products or packaging in a variety of sizes with simple or complex geometries, functional barriers, bespoke artwork and branding. 



OUR PRODUCTS

Single-use

Spoons, coffee lids and other single use products/packaging

SpoonsCoffee lids

Short shelf-life (up to 7d)

Trays, bowls and ready meals
 

TraysBowls

Long shelf life (7d+)

Long life packaging, storage at home in cupboards/pantry

BottlesPots

Multi-use

Electronics, durables, re-use devices
 

ElectronicsHangers


LOW COSTS

Equal or lower cost per unit compared to plastics or wet pulp. Low tooling costs. 


SCALABLE

Equal throughput speeds of commodity plastics processing. Lower capital investment than other pulp manufacturing processes.


LESS ENERGY

PulPac process uses 10 times less energy than a wet process.


SUSTAINABLE

Raw materials from sustainable sources and fully recyclable or compostable. 

THE PULPAC PROCESS AND MATERIALS

The PulPac 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 fibres, such as grasses, barley or cellulose-based waste streams, as feedstock and processes these to fully recyclable and compostable packaging. 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 pulpac process and the art of the possible
THE PROCESS
The materials, process and the art of the possible
Why CPGs choose Pulpac
WHY CPGs CHOOSE PULPAC
Exploring viability, scalability and costs
How to choose the right material for your application
CHOOSING MATERIALS
How to choose the right material for your application?
How sustainable is the Pulpac process?
SUSTAINABILITY
How sustainable is the process?

The source materials

The materials used in the PulPac process come from renewable sources, such as sustainable forests, arable crop waste or plant fibres. They’re fully recyclable as paper or cardboard, biodegradable and domestically compostable, depending on the application.

 

Sustainable trees

 

 





Arable crop waste

Perennial grasses





Examples made from arable waste

SHAPES AND SIZES

It’s possible to mould complex geometries, deep draws and even threads and closures. The new types of fibre packaging can replace durable products such as hangers, electronics or standard injection moulded parts. 

BARRIERS

PulPac can integrate thin layers, such as natural waxes, compostable films and many more functional barriers, to enhance performance. And additives, either inside or outside the structure, can introduce hydrophobicity or grease resistance, or increase strength.

BRANDING

It’s easy to apply colours and bespoke patterns to products or packaging with or without embossed, debossed or printed elements, such a logos or text.

Contact us

 

Wil Schoenmakers

PA Consumer & Manufacturing expert

Philip Fawcus

PA sustainable packaging expert
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