Funding for development of PFAS- and plastic-free barriers

Funding for development of PFAS- and plastic-free barriers

PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating, and OrganoClick have been granted financial support for the development of 100% biobased, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for food packaging applications.

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Published 10 May 2022

PulPac, Nordic barrier coating and OrganoClick have been granted funding from BioInnovation for developing PFAS- and plastic-free barriers for food packages

The consortium of PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating, and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for the continued development of 100% biobased, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for demanding food packaging applications. The development project is funded by the Swedish strategic innovation program BioInnovation, financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova

Following breakthroughs made last 2021, the consortium will continue the project that focuses on the integration of commercially scalable environmentally friendly water and/or grease resistant barriers specialized in Dry Molded Fiber.

Viktor Börjesson, Chief Partnership Officer at PulPac, comments, “We are very proud about the breakthroughs achieved within BioInnovation with our partners. The combined performance in OrganoClick’s chemistry and scalability, coupled with NBC’s dynamic ability to form specialized materials, makes this a very important project. Dry Molded Fiber is disrupting fiber forming, making it possible to manufacture paper packaging without wasting valuable water resources or energy and significantly reducing CO2 at unit economics that are very competitive. These solutions are plastic-free, biodegradable, and recyclable – essential qualities to our customers.”

Dan Blomstrand, VP of Biocomposites at OrganoClick AB, comments, “We are very eager to continue building on the breakthroughs reached in step one of this BioInnovation program. The potential markets being enabled in packaging and single-use products with our 100% biobased and home compostable coating and binder products for Dry Molded Fiber by PulPac are enormous.”

Urban Winberg, CEO at Nordic Barrier Coating AB, comments, “The delicate art of designing materials and combining functions from OrganoClick’s chemistry adapted for Dry Molded Fiber has yielded inspiring opportunities as shown in last year’s breakthroughs. We can now invest in infrastructure and industrial capacity to commercially pilot the solutions discovered and to cater to Dry Molded Fiber’s global uptake.”

Media contacts:

Viktor Börjesson Chief Partnership Officer;
Ann Dynehäll, Chief Corporate Communications Officer;
Urban Winberg, VD NBC,
Mårten Hellberg, CEO OrganoClick,


About Nordic Barrier Coating
Nordic Barrier Coating AB manufactures and offers innovative barrier and packaging solutions for maximum functionality. Specialised on extrusion on paper, plastic and non-woven. With many years of experience from the paper, extrusion and conversion industries, we possess cutting-edge expertise in the field.

About OrganoClick
OrganoClick AB (publ) is a public Swedish cleantech company listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The company develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the durable water repellent technology for textiles OrganoTex®, the biocomposite material OrganoComp®, surface treatment and maintenance products for villa and property owners under the brand BIOkleen®, biobased binder under the trade name OC-BioBinder™ and the flame and rotresistant timber OrganoWood® (through the joint-venture OrganoWood AB). OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spin-off company based on research performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within environmentally friendly fiber chemistry.