First Dry Molded Fiber producer in Japan

Nippon Molding becomes PulPac's first licensee in Japan, expanding Dry Molded Fiber production to Asia.

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Published 01 March 2023

Nippon Molding first Dry Molded Fiber Manufacturer in Japan

PulPac announces its first licensee in Japan, expanding Dry Molded Fiber production to Asia. Nippon Molding Co Ltd has ordered its first PulPac Modula from PulPac machine partner TechTribe and aims for a speedy market launch to supply the growing Japanese sustainability market with Dry Molded Fiber products, starting with coffee lids and food trays.

Nippon Molding has a long history in the molded fiber industry and is a leading producer of egg trays for the poultry industry in Japan. With a clear mission to use limited resources effectively, Nippon Molding now pursues the possibilities of paper by expanding its offer with Dry Molded Fiber.

“We keep challenging ourselves for a better future,” said Takehiro Ishihara, General Manager of Nippon Molding. “Making this revolutionary fiber-forming technology available to our customers will drive sustainability in the Japanese market and contribute to a greener society. PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber network is a force for sustainable change and well aligned with Nippon’s motto, “Harmony,” which means when many people cooperate at the same time, we become stronger.”

PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber network is a force for sustainable change

— Takehiro Ishihara, General Manager of Nippon Molding

Dry Molded Fiber is a fiber-forming technology that can replace both traditional fiber molding and single-use plastic with resource-efficient, fiber-based alternatives at low cost – setting a new standard for sustainable packaging. The technology is invented, patented, and licensed by PulPac. Turn-key machine solutions based on the PulPac Modula machine platform are supplied by a network of PulPac partners, enabling fast technology scaling.

Sanna Fager, PulPac’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “We are thrilled to enter the Japanese market together with Nippon Molding. They are a fast-moving partner known for their quick lead times, strong sustainability focus, profound expertise, and high-quality packaging solutions in molded fiber. We look forward to a long-term partnership, sharing know-how, and unlocking the full potential of resource-efficient and cost-competitive Dry Molded Fiber packaging within Nippon Molding’s operations and customer network.”

Media Contacts

Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer PulPac,
Ann Dynehäll, Communications PulPac,
Mizobuchi, Manager of Nippon Molding,
Harada, Communications Nippon Molding,

About PulPac

We are the inventors of Dry Molded Fiber. Our groundbreaking technology helps producers within the packaging industry to swiftly transition toward circularity. With our cost-competitive, fiber-based alternative, they meet the market and planet’s needs for responsibly produced packaging but also gain leverage by spearheading the industry. With a global partner network, we build a community to ensure we reach our goal of making Dry Molded Fiber the new standard.

About Dry Molded Fiber

A brilliantly simple solution for packaging producers to meet the market’s and planet’s needs for responsibly produced packaging. Dry Molded Fiber enables a swift transition towards circularity, with a cost-competitive, fiber-based alternative. Turns ordinary pulp into any rigid, three dimensional product, using almost no water. And it’s fast!