PulPac launches the world’s first injection molding machine for fiber-based products
The Scala platform is based on injection molding, a technology associated with plastic conversion, combined with PulPac’s new and unique Mill-to-Web fiber unit.
PulPac makes good on its promise to make Dry Molded Fiber more accessible to people worldwide. With the launch of a new machine platform, the PulPac Scala, the company takes a significant step in the Dry Molded Fiber revolution. The Scala platform is based on injection molding, a technology associated with plastic conversion, combined with PulPac’s new and unique Mill-to-Web fiber unit. The first Scala machines are sold by launch partner Huarong Group and equipped for producing fiber-based lids.
“Any producer that wants to gain market leverage in this new, exciting, and fast-growing market can start small and then scale up”
— Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer
Dry Molded Fiber is a game-changing fiber-forming technology invented and licensed by Swedish packaging tech company PulPac to replace single-use plastic on a global scale. The technology makes it possible to produce sustainable packaging that’s resource-, energy-, and cost-efficient. Together with turnkey partner Huarong Group from Taiwan, PulPac is now launching a compact and scalable Dry Molded Fiber machine platform.
PulPac’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sanna Fager, has talked to many packaging producers about Dry Molded Fiber, its benefits, and future possibilities. “When we launched Dry Molded Fiber a few years ago, we did it with a great machine platform. The PulPac Modula is still the best fit for producers with high volumes and a need for modularity. But one size doesn’t fit all, and we saw an opportunity to make Dry Molded Fiber approachable to even more packaging producers.”
About 100,000 injection molding machines are produced yearly, and most of them make single-use plastic – that needs to be replaced with sustainable alternatives. The PulPac Scala offers all the benefits of Dry Molded Fiber, fits in a 40-foot container, and comes at a significantly lower investment than the PulPac Modula.
Sanna Fager again: “Its name is, of course, a play on words. Due to its low investment threshold, any producer that wants to gain market leverage in this new, exciting, and fast-growing market can start small and then scale up.”
Viktor Börjesson, PulPac’s Chief Partnerships Officer, describes partnership gains and the power of collaboration. “As the inventors of Dry Molded Fiber, our knowledge about the technology is unrivaled. Huarong brings 40 years of experience in building machines for the plastic industry. We merged our cutting-edge tech to Huarong’s existing and functioning clamping unit, and the result is a compact, hassle-free, plug-and-play machine for Dry Molded Fiber manufacturing.”
PulPac is a Swedish company developing innovative, cutting-edge, fiber-based, sustainable packaging technology. Together with a global partner network, they developed Dry Molded Fiber to provide the packaging industry with a cost and energy-efficient alternative to replace unnecessary single-use plastic.
About Huarong Group
Huarong Group is a Taiwanese Injection Molding Machine manufacturer based on exceptional designs and quality services. Over 40 years of experience in IMM and sold over 4000 sets of machines in over 68 countries. Huarong strongly focuses on innovation, offering turnkey solutions for injection molding plans from 60T to 4000T for horizontal applications and 25T to 450T for vertical ones. Huarong is constantly looking for future solutions to remain at the forefront of technology.
About the PulPac machine platforms
PulPac has partnered with the world’s best machine builders to develop machine platforms tailored to produce Dry Molded Fiber products. To date, there are two machine platforms, “PulPac Modula” and “PulPac Scala,” each with its purpose. The machines are sold to PulPac licensees by turnkey partners, currently Curt G. JOA and TechTribe for PulPac Modula and Huraong Group for PulPac Scala. www.pulpac.com/machinery/