The shift away from single-use plastics continues as USA-based manufacturing venture SustainaPac LLC joins PulPac’s growing licensee network. Employing the Dry Molded Fiber technology, SustainaPac intends to establish itself as a source of highly economical natural fiber, 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 licensed by PulPac, enables the replacement of multiple single-use plastic products with sustainable fiber-based alternatives at commercial scale – setting a new standard for sustainable packaging. The highly economical dry fiber forming technology allows for fiber 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 USA making fiber drink cup lids, hinged containers, bowls, trays, and related products beginning with a dedicated high volume fiber hot and cold drink cup lid plant in Jacksonville, Florida.
Les Schaevitz, SustainaPac CEO commented, “North American QSR’s are clamoring for economical, domestically produced, compostable fiber products to replace their single-use plastic packaging where appropriate, and SustainaPac with PulPac fiber forming technology will be out front meeting that demand.”
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 fiber-based packaging and away from single-use plastics. Next generations deserve new generations of packaging where sustainability is just a given.”
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for the making of economical, 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 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 the production of 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 compared to alternatives. Dry Molded Fiber processing is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding processing first used over 100 years ago.