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PKN talks... entrepreneurial challenges and Great Wrap’s expansion into compostable pallet wrap.

In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor and publisher of PKN Packaging News talks to Julia Kay, co-creator and co-CEO of Great Wrap, about the company’s entrepreneurial journey to developing a compostable pallet wrap.

The Melbourne start-up was inspired by Julia and her husband Jordy’s former careers in architecture and winemaking, which showed them the sheer impact that plastic pallet wrap has on the environment.

The discussion starts with an insight into the shift Great Wrap underwent from manufacturing home compostable cling wrap for household use on a small scale, to moving to a larger, more sustainable and localised factory able to produce the industrial stretch wrap options now available in their range.

Julia adds insight into the challenges around selecting the right raw material to deliver the tensile strength required for pallet wrap, and the measures taken to ensure the products can be composted. Julia also shares her experiences showing the pallet wrap product at APPEX, and the feedback from attendees.

We wrap up with a mention of Great Wrap’s new C02 to PHA biorefinery, plans for international expansion, the growth in the team, and finally, some sage advice for entrepreneurs from Julia.

Links:
Sponsor - Trimatt
www.trimatt.com - 03 8761 6171 - info@trimatt.com

Great Wrap:
greatwrap.com.au

Great Wrap launches breakthrough pallet wrap
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/great-wrap-launches-breakthrough-pallet-wrap

Great Wrap brings compostable pallet wrap to APPEX
www.packagingnews.com.au/events/appex/great-wrap-brings-compostable-pallet-wrap-to-appex

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Producer: Steve Visscher

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