GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN—PulPac, PA Consulting (PA) and Seismic Solutions announced a new global partnership to replace single-use plastics with a sustainable, affordable alternative. PulPac, the inventors behind the novel Dry Molded Fiber technology will work with PA to develop a wide range of technical and commercial applications and scale up the manufacturing process. Seismic Solutions, the business development consultancy, will introduce PulPac to its extensive network of brand owners and manufacturers in North America.
PulPac’s “Dry Molded Fiber” is a patented manufacturing technology 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 to 90 percent lower CO2 footprint at the same or lower cost as plastic. It enables high-speed manufacturing and can replace most packaging and single-use products presently made of plastics, such as soda and coffee cup lids, meat trays, razors, retail and bakery deli carry-out containers, cosmetic packaging, and bottles.
PA is expert in end-to-end innovation and in sustainability, with a history of successfully accelerating new product and packaging concepts to market. From circular product design, material science and manufacturing process development to building high-speed production lines, PA’s multi-disciplinary skilled teams have been instrumental to the rapid growth of PulPac technology. PA is on a mission to help organizations embrace sustainability and transform to deliver sustainable impact at scale and achieve long-term success. This makes PA’s innovation and technology center the natural choice to be the Global Application Development Center for PulPac.
This new partnership will encourage brands and manufacturers to act, accelerating the replacement of single-use plastics with innovative packaging that is both sustainable and commercially competitive. The technology is licensed to packaging manufacturers and brands setting up their own production. Today, the partnership has cooperation and licensing agreements with a number of selected customers, including several large global brands operating in a variety of industries, such as food and drink, beauty, toys, and healthcare. To support the demand and growth ambitions, the partnership now has technology centers based in Sweden and the United Kingdom and aims to set up one in the United States.