PulPac is a technology that can enable a large scale transition from single-use plastic to paper.
PulPac is a novel dry production method that makes it possible to mold cellulose at manufacturing speeds comparable to traditional resin forming methods.
The technology combines functionality and low-cost with superior after-use properties. It enables fast and low cost production of packages and pressed paper fibre products with excellent mold replication. It can be used to manufacture almost any types of packaging and disposable items, presently made of plastics.
PulPac was invented and patented in 2016 and the technology is now being industrialized.
- Cost less than plastics, generally 15-25% vs resin
- Renewable from regenerative material source
- Recyclable as cardboard
- Resource not competing with growing crops for food
- Supply is globally available for large scale projects
Simply put, PulPac is “green low-tech”. It is a new combination of known material (pulp) and known technology (isostatic high pressure). The result is a product with mechanical properties enabling a replacement of plastics in many applications.
Sustainable and cost competitive raw material
The raw material used in the PulPac technology is traditional pulp from wood fibres. This resource is globally available for large scale projects and is not competing with growing crops for good.
Pulp is not only renewable, the price of pulp is significantly lower than the raw material for plastic alternatives. How much cheaper a PulPac product is compared to a plastic product depends, but generally, the cost is 25% less.
A PulPac product is recyclable as paper. The material is equally pure cellulose as any other paper or cardboard package and is both biodegradable and compostable.
Instant molding process
The PulPac process has similarities to the process of thermoforming plastics. The investment cost is comparable and the main part of the machinery is available on the open market.
The molding process of PulPac is instant. When process parameters are reached, the dry method makes the material stiffen instantly.
A PulPac product can be modified with simple means to achieve the right mechanical and chemical properties. For example, to withstand moisture or liquids, or even protect heavy and complex products.
The PulPac technology is patented and offered to clients and partners on a licensing basis. I.e. PulPac does not manufacture or sell any end-user products.