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PulPac and HSMG partner on barrier technologies for dry-moulded fibre


July 22, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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PulPac and HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) have partnered to develop barrier technologies for dry-moulded fibre products.

PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for the circular economy that uses renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce fibre-based packaging and single-use products.

The product gives up to 80-90 per cent lower CO2 footprint at similar cost as plastic.

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PulPac and HSMG will define, develop and test HSMG’s platform of PROTĒAN barrier technologies for industrial-scale application methods, which enable the integration of environmentally friendly hydro- or oleophobic barriers adapted to the Dry Molded Fiber process.

The outcome of the cooperation would enable the creation of several types of sustainable packaging products with high barrier properties with protection against, for example, grease and moisture.

The HSMG’s barrier technology portfolio includes a sustainable OGR-barrier (bio-based, biodegradable, recyclable and compostable), water-barrier with multiple application techniques and the ability to transport 100 per cent dry content.