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Jabil invests $25M in paper bottle technology made from moulded pulp
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Jabil is investing $25 million in paper bottle technology acquired via its subsidiary Ecologic.
The funding will be used at Ecologic’s Manteca, Calif. location and to build out a new paper bottle plant at its Sustainability Center of Excellence in Tortosa, Spain. This expansion will enable the production of hundreds of millions of new paper packages made from moulded pulp.
In addition, Jabil’s investment includes the delivery of new equipment and automation for the two facilities in the Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS) division.
Jabil acquired Ecologic Brands, a provider of sustainable packaging specializing in paper bottle and paper-based packaging solutions, in January 2021.
“As consumers become more informed about the environmental impact of plastic waste, they are looking for new, sustainable packaging solutions such as paper. The challenge for packaging providers is the ability to scale production to meet this demand,” says Jason Paladino, senior vice-president of Jabil and CEO of Jabil Packaging Solutions.
“The expansion of these two facilities will result in a significant increase in packaging capacity for the North American and European markets, helping CPG brands in pursuit of challenging sustainability goals.”