Scandicore launches world’s first paper tube lids made with PulPac’s revolutionary Dry Molded Fiber technology. Bridge volumes will be manufactured by PulPac and first art print deliveries with the new lid are estimated to reach consumers this spring.
Scandicore, one of the Nordic region’s leading manufacturers of sustainable cores and tubes for the manufacturing industry, have together with PulPac, world leader and owner of Dry Molded Fiber, developed a paper lid to perfect the company’s paper tubes. One of Europe’s leading online stores for art prints will be first in line to offer their products in completely plastic free and fiber-based packaging from Scandicore.
“Safeguarding the environment and the quality of our products, are our primary competitive advantages. The physical strength of the Dry Molded Fiber products, in combination with resource efficiency, where valuable water resources and energy are saved, in addition to significant reductions of CO2, makes this a strategic investment for Scandicore. We have been listening to the market. This solution is heavily asked for by our customer and we are proud to start the journey to support the green and sustainable choice of our customer” says Eva Engström, CEO at Scandicore.
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and owned by PulPac, is a fiber forming technology that can replace single-use plastic with sustainable fiber-based alternatives at low cost. The patented technology is available to converters that set up their own production. To accelerate the shift, PulPac has together with partners developed the PulPac Modula standardized machine platform, now starting to roll out to licensees and available at the PulPac Tech Center for sample and bridge volume production.
“We offer a ‘wheat to bread’ setup, delivering application development, tool making, and sample production to ease the transition to Dry Molded Fiber. In close collaboration with our clients, we develop competitive, and sustainable market ready applications. The paper tube lid is a perfect fit for our technology, and we are happy to partner with Scandicore to bring this unique solution to the market”, comments Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac.
Scandicore is one of the Nordic region’s leading manufacturers of paper cores for the manufacturing industry as well as a supplier of tubes for consumer market. Contribution of sustainable products with limited CO2 footprint is on the daily agenda of Scandicore as well as a long-term commitment. Scandicore AB is part of the family-owned industrial group, the Mustad United Group. www.scandicore.com
PulPac provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, 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 a sustainable and cost competitive alternative globally. www.pulpac.com
About Dry Molded Fiber
Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the circular economy. It leverages globally available, affordable, and renewable cellulose fibers to produce high performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products 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. The process is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding invented over 100 years ago.