PulPac continues to scale - Nippon Molding first Dry Molded Fiber manufacturer in Japan
PulPac announces its first licensee in Japan, expanding Dry Molded Fiber production to Asia. Nippon Molding Co Ltd has ordered its first PulPac Modula from PulPac machine partner TechTribe and aims for a speedy market launch to supply the growing Japanese sustainability market with Dry Molded Fiber products, starting with coffee lids and food trays.
Nippon Molding has a long history in the molded fiber industry and is a leading producer of egg trays for the poultry industry in Japan. With a clear mission to use limited resources effectively, Nippon Molding now pursues the possibilities of paper by expanding its offer with Dry Molded Fiber.
“We keep challenging ourselves for a better future,” said Takehiro Ishihara, General Manager of Nippon Molding. “Making this revolutionary fiber-forming technology available to our customers will drive sustainability in the Japanese market and contribute to a greener society. PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber network is a force for sustainable change and well aligned with Nippon’s motto, "Harmony," which means when many people cooperate at the same time, we become stronger.”
Dry Molded Fiber is a fiber-forming technology that can replace both traditional fiber molding and single-use plastic with resource-efficient, fiber-based alternatives at low cost – setting a new standard for sustainable packaging. The technology is invented, patented, and licensed by PulPac. Turn-key machine solutions based on the PulPac Modula machine platform are supplied by a network of PulPac partners, enabling fast technology scaling.
Sanna Fager, PulPac's Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “We are thrilled to enter the Japanese market together with Nippon Molding. They are a fast-moving partner known for their quick lead times, strong sustainability focus, profound expertise, and high-quality packaging solutions in molded fiber. We look forward to a long-term partnership, sharing know-how, and unlocking the full potential of resource-efficient and cost-competitive Dry Molded Fiber packaging within Nippon Molding's operations and customer network.”
About Nippon Molding Co, Ltd.
2-20-1 Mikawaanjo-chou, Anjo-city, Aichi 446-0056, Japan. For additional information about Nippon Molding Co, Ltd., please visit www.mold.co.jp/eng.
PulPac provides the packaging industry with groundbreaking manufacturing technology for making economical, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding, PulPac enables its customers to replace single-use plastics with sustainable and cost-competitive natural fiber alternatives globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit www.pulpac.com or follow us on social media.
TechTribe AB is a leading Swedish supplier of complete solutions in industrial automation with 35 years of experience in automation. At TechTribe, solid engineering meets advanced electronics in the eternal pursuit of creating automation solutions that help our clients achieve higher efficiency, speed, capacity, and quality. Technology developed by humans - for humans. www.techtribe.se
Dry Molded Fiber
The Dry Molded Fiber process, invented and internationally patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the emerging circular economy. By leveraging globally available, affordable, and renewable commodity cellulose fiber, Dry Molded Fiber technology allows for producing high-performance fiber-based packaging with highly competitive unit economics. Dry Molded Fiber also saves significant amounts of valuable water resources and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 footprint than alternatives. Dry Molded Fiber processing is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding processing, first used over 100 years ago.