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Solenis, a leading producer of specialty chemicals for paper packaging, has joined PulPac’s worldwide network supporting the Dry Molded Fiber community to provide sustainable barrier coating solutions.

Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is a fibre-forming technology available to converters, brand owners and partners to help create a new and competitive standard in sustainable packaging. 

According to Daniel Palren, business development manager at Solenis, the company has a prominent culture of innovation, consistently delivering new-to-the-world products and next-generation technologies to meet the ever-changing market needs and challenges its industrial customers face. 

“We are excited to be a force for sustainable change in the packaging industry by contributing to this groundbreaking technology,” said Palren. 

“I believe we are uniquely positioned to provide safe and sustainable barrier solutions designed for circularity to the dry moulded fibre converters, which lead the way and set new standards for fiber-based packaging.

“Fibre-based products coated with these barrier coatings typically are repulpable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, thereby offering packaging producers a way to improve their sustainability credentials with brand owners, retailers and consumers.” 

PulPac’s pioneering technology is designed for the circular economy and uses affordable, globally available, renewable cellulose fibres to produce high-performance, fibre-based packaging, and single-use products with highly competitive unit economics.

“Collaboration is key to putting an end to plastic pollution. By working together with leaders such as Solenis, we expand capabilities, expertise and capacity, and speed up the ongoing global transition to fibre, away from single-use plastics,” said Linus Larsson, PulPac’s CEO.

“The collaboration already shows very good results and together with Solenis’ reach, know-how and platform as a leading global chemistry supplier in fibre, we can work wonders on barrier technology.” 

PulPac said that its Dry Molded Product Fiber product can have up to 80 per cent lower CO2 footprint compared to alternatives, in turn saving significant amounts of valuable water resources and energy.

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