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PulPac and HSMG Collaborate in Development of Dry Molded Fiber Barrier Technologies

PulPac - Dry Molded Fiber The outcome of the cooperation between PulPac and HSMG would enable the creation of several types of completely sustainable packaging products with high barrier properties.

July 12, 2021 - PulPac and HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) jointly announced a cooperative partnership in the developing of sustainable barrier technologies adapted for PulPac's "Dry Molded Fiber" — a patented manufacturing technology using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging and single-use products.

According to PulPac, the goal of the cooperation with HSMG is to refine, develop and test HSMG's platform of PROTĒAN® barrier technologies for industrial scale application methods, which enable the integration of environmentally friendly hydro- or oleophobic barriers adapted to the Dry Molded Fiber process.

"PulPac's development is rapidly progressing, and we see much value in partnering together with other technology leaders throughout the value chain to further empower the transformation to dry molded fiber from plastics. The cooperation with HSMG is a driver with exciting solutions coming to the market around sustainable chemicals, barriers, and materials," said Ove Larsson, Chief Technology Officer at PulPac AB.

The outcome of the cooperation would enable the creation of several types of completely sustainable packaging products with high barrier properties with protection against, for example, grease and moisture. PulPac sees many advantages in the HSMG's barrier technology portfolio:

  • Sustainable OGR-barrier (Biobased, Biodegradable, Recyclable and Compostable)
  • Water-barrier with multiple application techniques
  • Possible to transport at 100% dry content
  • Combinable and versatile

Kris Burton, COO at HSMG, added, "We are very pleased to reveal the cooperation with PulPac in co-developing our barrier technology into the DMF-production process. We are proud to be a driving part in sustainable chemistry for this breakthrough production process. It could be the key to cost effectively replace single-use plastics at scale with cellulose-based products - combined with our oil, grease and water barriers aimed to replace plastics and fluorochemicals."

PulPac is based in Västra Frölunda (Gothenburg), Sweden, and provides the packaging industry with a groundbreaking manufacturing technology for low-cost, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. To learn more, visit:


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