The Paper Bottle Is to Go Into Series Production
Stora Enso to Produce its PET and Glass Alternative in Large Volumes
The Finnish-Swedish cardboard and packaging manufacturer Stora Enso and the British packaging technology company Pulpex have joined forces to industrialize the production of paper bottles and containers made from wood fiber pulp. Pulpex specializes in sustainable packaging technologies.
Bottles as Formed Fiber Product
The containers will be produced with sustainably sourced formed fiber pulp. Thus, the bottles and containers reportedly enable a lower carbon footprint compared with glass or PET. A formed fiber product is manufactured by pressing various wood-based pulps into a three-dimensional shape in a moulding machine. The focus of the partnership now is on developing a high-speed production line which is expected to be operational in 2022.
Customizable for Brand Designs
According to the companies, Pulpex will produce paper bottles for an array of global brands across a variety of market applications, from beverages and liquid foods to homecare and personal care products. The customizable bottles are said to allow for embossing, labelling and colouring and to be easily integrated into any packaging manufacturer’s existing filling infrastructure.
Source, photo: Stora Enso