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Alternatives to plastics, the market pull for Dry Molded Fiber?

In a world searching for alternatives to plastics, the market pull for Dry Molded Fiber is enormous. To effectively scale and support converters in the transition to the new technology, PulPac continuously expands the network of preferred partners and suppliers.

Dexter Mould Technology, specialist in designing, developing, and building high quality moulds for the thermoforming process, now becomes part of this global network of leaders supporting the Dry Molded Fiber community.

“We are excited to join this network of innovative and proficient leaders. Innovation is part of our daily work and doing business sustainably is a given. By working closely and in long-term partnerships with our customers, we know what the market needs. The packaging industry is transforming, and we strongly believe in Dry Molded Fiber as a new standard for sustainable packaging.  By applying our expertise and craftmanship in mould making to this pioneering technology we can support existing and new customers in their transition to fiber-based alternatives”, says Jeroen Berns, Sales Manager at dexter Mould Technology.

Dry Molded Fiber, invented and patented by PulPac, is available to converters, brands and partners that seek to be part of the transition towards truly sustainable fiber-based packaging. Besides unmatched sustainability features the unique fiber forming technology offers unit economics competitive enough to make a viable shift from single-use plastics to fiber-based alternatives.

“Converters all over the world are ready and eager to develop their business with fiber-based alternatives. dexter MT is a recognized and established toolmaker that brings world-leading knowledge, experience of high-quality mould-making and capacity to the Dry Molded Fiber network. By working together, we can scale quickly and give converters access to quality-assured production tools”, says Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac.

Recently Hébert Group became a licensee and sets up production with PulPac’s pioneering Dry Molded Fiber technology. The production platform “PulPac Modula”, developed by PulPac and its partners, will be installed this summer in their facilities located in Orgelet, in the East of France.

Hébert Group has a history of constant focus on innovation and looking to the future, with sustainability as a key driver. With an expertise in thin wall packaging and in-mould labelling, the company supports some of the biggest brands in the global food industry.

Julien Hébert, Technical & Sales Director, Hébert Group said “We believe that the packaging industry is entering a new era driven by fast-evolving regulatory systems and customer expectations. At Hebert Group, we take pride in being in the forefront of that market shift and our collaboration with PulPac will allow us to develop and manufacture truly competitive fiber-based solutions. PulPac’s pioneering technology is not only about strengthening our offering and our customers’ brands, but also about leading the way in our industry.”

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, and the process has typical outputs that are comparable to those of the thermoforming process.

About PulPac
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. 

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