Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales are about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm.
ARCUS Greencycling Technologies GmbH is a German company developing and offering an innovative solution to tackle the environmental problems posed by unsafe disposal of used plastic materials. We focus on mixed plastic waste without additional sorting of residues from mechanical recycling, hence offering a complementary and additional solution for complex waste streams (incl. ABS, PET and PVC), meeting all legal regulations. The ARCUS-Process generates high quality liquids for oil refining and petrochemical industries. Premium quality gas from the ARCUS-Process is used in a CHP to supply heat and electricity to the entire process. The ARCUS technology is able to close the plastics-loop significantly reducing plastics carbon footprint and contributing to the circular economy.
B4Plastics is a Polymer Architecture company, catalyzing the introduction of novel biomaterials, and growing them from niche to bulk applications. As an architect creates your dream house, we create your dream plastic. We design and scale the materials that give your application the best balance between function, ecology and cost. Not by searching the best mix of existing materials, but by creating and optimizing their backbones from scratch, in our polymer architecture labs. From there, we match them with your key requirements for your target applications, scale them to pilot quantities for your validations and certifications, and finally guide them to ton-scale productions. First come, first serve. And if appropriate for your market: exclusive serve. We create the backbones that become the cornerstones of the New Plastics Economy, and of your success. The strongest degradable material in the world? The best controlled degradable material in your application? Just tell us, and we start designing, building, scaling, supplying…
If you have been searching for a better solution to bring you in a materials pole position in your market: step into our website and contact us. We give you a green joyride!
Biofiber Tech is an innovative technology startup company based in Stockholm, Sweden.We have developed a unique and patented technology to make wood fibers hydrophobic and ductile, and thus enable them mixable with various thermoplastics to make your products more sustainable at affordable price. Our unique competitive advantage is that the technology is implementable in current existing forest and plastic product manufacturing processes, thus is cost competitive and scalable. As a technology company, our business model is by technology licensing and in this way, we add value both to the forest and plastic industry value chain. Our aim is to support end use product brand owners with a material that is both sustainable and affordable. Driven by a quickly growing, well balanced team from mixed backgrounds and a shared vision – for all products to be made from renewable material – Bi0fiber Tech™ is a born-global newcomer aiming to be part of the sustainable industry transformation.
We combine our passion for a more sustainable world with a powerful new approach to solving global waste problems.
Brightmark brings together visionary engineering and innovative waste technology to make a positive impact on our communities and the world around us, while keeping an eye toward the future as we tackle the biggest environmental challenges the planet has ever faced.
Only 9% of the plastic manufactured in the U.S. each year is recycled. Our plastics renewal facility in Ashley, Indiana will divert 100,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators and convert it into ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks and wax. That’s more plastic than the weight of 5,400 tractor trailers!
Carbiolice, is a French start-up, expert in the development and the production of 100% compostable and 100% biodegradable solutions. Because on the one hand, recycling is limited, but on the other hand, it remains difficult to do without plastic, a material with unique properties, especially in the fight against food waste, Carbiolice has developed a unique solution to reinvent the end of life of useful plastic.
Carbiolice’s innovation, called Evanesto®, is an enzymatic additive that is added during the traditional manufacturing processes of PLA-based products and packaging. It accelerates the natural disintegration of PLA so that it can be more quickly assimilated by the micro-organisms in the compost. By accelerating its biodegradation capacities, Evanesto® allows this plant-based plastic to become 100% compostable, even in domestic conditions. More concretely, when they contain Evanesto®, yoghurt pots, food trays, or other plastic packaging will be able to turn into compost, without residue or toxicity, in less than 200 days. Evanesto® is indeed the first additive that allows plastics with a high PLA content to achieve certification “OK compost HOME” by TÜV AUSTRIA Group.
With Carbiolice, it is now possible for plastic to be useful to mankind and, at the same time, friendly to the planet.
Circulor is using blockchain, IoT and AI to bring transparency to raw materials supply chains and is a recent graduate of the PnP programme in Silicon Valley. Now three years old, the business has customers like Daimler, Volvo, Boeing, LG Chem and CATL.
Clariter is a global clean-tech company that has created a revolutionary process which addresses the world’s plastic waste problem. Since its formation in 2003, Clariter’s technology has provided a new alternative for plastic recycling – upcycling. While the industry is currently turning plastic into new plastic, energy, or fuel, Clariter’s unique process transforms plastic waste into high-value, pure industrial products: oils, waxes, and solvents. These are used as ingredients for more than 1000 different consumer end- and consumer products, e.g. car wax and shoe polish. Greener products that pro-actively clean the planet. Clariter ends the life of plastic and reduces the demand for fossil fuels, thereby driving a sustainable economy and a clean industry.
Clewat is a fast-growing cleantech company from Finland, focusing on solving the plastic waste, excess biomass, oil spills and other pollution problems of our oceans, seas, rivers and lakes.
We develop and manufacture water cleaning vessels that are able to clean up garbage and microplastics from waterways. The technology of our vessel is based on the creation and utilization of water flow. Our professionals are able to help with the whole value chain, from the beginning to the final treatment.
CMG was established in 1979 in Budrio, Bologna, Italy. The company has always and exclusively designed and produced solutions for size reduction applications in the plastics industry, represented by granulators, shredders, integral feed conveyors, regrind evacuation and conveying systems and powder separation executions.
Quality, innovation and attention to the needs of the customer have always been the guidelines for CMG, that today offers one of the largest and most comprehensive product ranges to cover all plastics processing sectors.
With over 30,000 units installed at customers in Europe, America, Middle East and Asia, CMG holds a leadership position in the world.
CMG has always supported the worldwide plastics industry with solutions having attributes of competitivity and efficiency and several of the many plastics processing machine suppliers have established collaborations with CMG for the development of personalized size reduction solutions.
CMG operates in the plastics industry through six Application Sectors:
Thermoforming – continuous and single-station applications
Extrusion – sheet, film, pipes, profiles
Blow molding – packaging, tanks, connections
Injection molding – bumpers, dashboards, lighting, manifolds, PET and rPET preforms, PVC couplers, electric components, boxes, bins
Recycling – in-house and post-consumer, with the exclusive U&G design (disposable knives)
Cables – recycling and grinding systems for cable jackets and copper wiring
Covestro is a world leading provider of high-tech polymer materials which are used in many key areas like automotive, construction, electronics and medical technology.
With our products and solutions, we want to make the world a brighter place and in particular promote the circular economy.
It must become the new global guiding principle to build a truly sustainable, climate-neutral future.
Our efforts are focused on four areas:
(1) use alternative raw materials like biomass, CO2 and end-of-life materials to break away from fossil fuels, (2) develop innovative recycling technologies, (3) foster partnerships to create new business models and (4) expand renewable energy.
Cullen is an eco-friendly packaging manufacturer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Using moulded pulp and corrugate packaging, we create plastic-free solutions for businesses that want to make a positive change towards a more sustainable world. Innovation is at the heart of everything Cullen do and our solutions are always centred on reducing the amount of single-use plastic in circulation.
From our 200,000 sq ft facility, we re-use FSC-certified recycled paper to create a recyclable, compostable and biodegradable product. For the end user, it means there are no confusing labels and no question of whether their packaging is really recyclable or not. Compared to some plastic packaging, moulded pulp will biodegrade 449.5 years quicker!
With innovative solutions in the produce, industrial, medical, retail and horticulture sector, we’re here to help create a more sustainable future for our world.
Company ECHO Ltd, was established in 1992 and since its establishment is present worldwide with production of high-quality innovative instruments in ecology, pharmacy, biotechnology, biology, and medicine industries with Its brand named ECHO Instruments.
ECHO Instruments most advanced device is biodegradation analyser called The RESPIROMETER. Respirometer is a device that measures respiration of living organisms. Respirometer determines aerobic or anaerobic biodegradability of solid or liquid samples in various applications. Respirometer measures O₂ and CO₂ concentration in flow through the sample under controlled conditions. Applications that are most common measured with the respirometer are Biodegradation of plastic in solid or liquid in aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The new Respirometer that will be in production in 2021will also be capable of measuring applications which simulates algae growth and effect which plastics in the marine environment have on.
Our moto: “Quality is what makes us the best”
Elif has a global reach, is a trusted partner worldwide and a global benchmark company for flexible packaging.
In its two world-class plants with state-of-the-art machinery in Istanbul and Cairo, over 1,600 employees produce flexible packaging that is used in more than 200 productions sites in over 50 countries. With a market share of up to 40 percent in diapers and feminine hygiene products, Elif is one of the market leaders in Europe and North Africa.
Elif is a member of various initiatives and associations that advocate innovative and sustainable solutions and a circular economy, including Save Food, CEFLEX, UN Global Compact, and UNICEF.
Our long-term success depends not only on our business strategy, but also on our values: leadership, responsibility, diversity, integrity, a passion for adding value, and a commitment to our communities.
Sustainability is part of our DNA. Our offerings are part of the solution to future challenges.
The Fraunhofer Cluster Circular Plastics Economy CCPE® which combines the knowledge of five Fraunhofer Institutes, is researching how to make the plastics value added chain circular, to extract fewer fossil resources, to make products smarter, and to reduce end-of-life losses. The switchover from a linear to a circular plastics economy only succeeds with a multi-stakeholder approach. To this end, we are researching systemic, technical, and social innovations – over the entire life-cycle of plastic products – in three divisions and six research departments.
• Circular Polymers
• Circular Additives and Compounds
• Advanced Recycling
• Circular Logistics and Sustainability
• Application and Demonstration
• Business and Transformation
Henkel Packaging Adhesives supports a circular economy through its unique portfolio of breakthrough innovations including its RE range of adhesives designed for mechanical recycling and recycled content, tailor-made solutions and strong brands in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. As an integral player in the packaging value chain, Henkel Packaging Adhesives is dedicated to driving innovations for more sustainability in production and packaging.
INEOS Styrolution is a global styrenics supplier and is headquartered in Germany. It is a subcompany of INEOS and provides styrenics applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, toys/sports/leisure and packaging.
Jospak®-tray combines the best functionalities of board and plastics. The tray is formed from renewable and recyclable board and it helps to reduce the amount of plastics up to 85%. It is material efficient and distinctive as the brand and product information can be printed directly onto the tray, thus also helping with the overpacking challenge. Jospak®-tray offers a sustainable packaging solution for the food industry and for the food service, when a gastight and recyclable packaging is required. Fields of application include various fresh and processed food products, such as meat, poultry, fish, plant-based protein products, salads, and ready meals in modified atmosphere packaging. Octagonal Jospak®-tray shape with de-nesting feature makes them compatible with the existing automatic tray packaging process in the food industry without any investments.
Jospak was established in 2014 and manufactures patented, gas-tight board-based trays and develops the related converting technology in Forssa, Finland. Jospak´s mission is to help the sustainable food industry to reduce both packaging and food waste. Furthermore, Jospak provides food brand owners an excellent way to differentiate and increase their brand visibility as well as a convenient solution for consumers to recycle the packaging.
The JRS, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group transforms natural regrowing raw materials into highly functional fibers and additives. These cellulose-based fibers are already biopolymers by their natural origin.
They are a good complement for modification of bioplastics, sustainable packagings, single-use dishes, agricultural films, consumer goods and many more.
Together with different partners of the entire value chain, JRS supports the development of customized solutions for functional and haptic improvements.
Kelheim Fibres GmbH is the world’s leading manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres. About 90.000 tons of viscose fibres are produced every year at Kelheim in South Germany from the renewable raw material wood. Our fibres are fully biodegradable and therefore an environmentally sound alternative to petroleum-based materials in a broad range of different end products – while maintaining or even enhancing the functional performance of the product.
Our fibres are used in most diverse applications – from fashion, hygiene and medical products to nonwovens and speciality papers. Innovative products, flexible technologies and an exceptional focus on sustainability form the foundation of the company’s success.
Established in Finland and with a long history and global reputation for excellence, innovation and responsible partnerships – Kotkamills delivers renewable products and performance to its customers’ processes via product innovation. Committed to sustainability, its latest developments are recyclable, repulpable and renewable paperboards for the packaging and food service industries. Its product range includes fully recyclable consumer board products AEGLE® and ISLA®. One of the key brands of the company is Absorbex®, an innovative laminating paper product for the laminate, plywood and construction industries. Moreover, Kotkamills offers ecological, technically sound and visually attractive wood products for demanding joinery and construction.
We’re called the Magical Mushroom Company because we grow packaging out of fungi. Honest.
It’s one of nature’s greatest secrets. The amazing root-like structure of mushrooms is called mycelium, which plays a crucial role in nature by breaking down debris on the forest floor. They recycle!
We recreate this natural process to produce large-scale protective packaging solutions made from upcycled organic materials, like hemp. Offering a safe, sustainable, and totally home-compostable alternative to plastic foams. Ideal for packaging, insulation and more.
monta Klebebandwerk GmbH is one of the leading suppliers of self-adhesive tape for packaging and industrial applications worldwide. At our production site in Germany we manufacture tapes with natural rubber adhesive, for applications in the food and pharma industry, for eCommerce, white goods, consumer products and others. First-class adhesive tapes and personal service form the heart of our business. We provide technical advice and on-site training and develop individual tape solutions for packaging or industrial use. Typical applications include carton and bag sealing, surface protection, splicing, strapping and more. Our Green line range of products offer a sustainable alternative to conventional tapes.
Mura Technology have a vision for the future of plastic recycling across the globe. Instead of sending material to landfill or polluting the environment through incineration, Mura have the technology to chemically recycle end-of-life plastic and rubber waste back into valuable chemical and oil products.
Mura holds the key to recycling much higher quantities and varieties of plastic – those that are currently considered unrecyclable. The Cat-HTR™ technology is a chemical recycling solution that uses supercritical water to convert this plastic waste into useful chemicals and oils. These can then be used to create new plastic products – reducing the need for fossil resource, keeping plastic out of the environment and contributing to a low-carbon, plastic neutral and sustainable future.
Natur-Tec®, a business unit of NTIC, engineers and manufactures biobased and compostable plastics intended to replace conventional, petroleum-based plastics. Natur-Tec has a broad bioplastics portfolio which spans flexible film, rigid injection moulded materials, and engineered plastics. These applications allow for the production of 100% certified biodegradable and compostable finished products, such as bags, foodservice products, and product packaging.
PA Consulting Group is a consultancy specialising in management consulting, technology and innovation. It has clients in both the private and public sector including local and national Governments and the defence sector.
Paboco® – the paper bottle company – we are changing the bottle industry for good.
We have decided to take action and become part of the solution, by designing for circularity and driving change by using renewable materials.
The paper bottle project is an innovation community joining some of the world’s leading players in materials, design and technology; united by the vision to create the world’s first 100% bio-based and recyclable paper bottle at scale.
Building on years of experience in developing technology for the paper bottle, we started this journey back in 2015 as a company under a different name: “ecoXpac”, alongside BillerudKorsnäs and Carlsberg Group.
In 2019 the joint venture between BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla was established and ecoXpac changed name to Paboco – the paper bottle company. With this change comes our dedication to the technology, production, continuous development and scale of paper bottles.
Since it’s founding, Paboco has progressed from prototyping to production with focus on preparing the Paboco® proprietary technology for scale. About to launch the first generation of paper bottle to the market and prototyping next generation paper bottle with an integrated barrier.
PulPac is an R&D and IP-company on a mission to replace single-use plastics with groundbreaking fiber-based alternatives globally.
PulPac provides a novel fiber manufacturing technology for sustainable, low-cost, high-performance packaging. By removing the use of water, PulPac has pioneered fiber molding and made it possible to replace single-use plastics with affordable fiber-based alternatives.
The Dry Molded Fiber technology 3D molds cellulose fibers in a dry process that is fast, climate-smart and resource efficient. Dry molding saves energy, generates no wastewater, enables material efficiency of up to 99% and gives up to 90% lower CO2 footprint at the same or lower cost than plastic.
PulPac has the world-leading know-how of Dry Molded Fiber and offers its technology on a licensing basis to manufacturers that set up their own production capacity. The technology platform is extremely versatile and can manufacture most single-use applications presently made of plastics. Present focus is market ready, high volume applications. Typically trays, bowls, soda lids or spoons.
A selection of global brands and manufacturing leaders are presently implementing the technology and first end-user products will reach the market this year. PulPac aim to have replaced one million tons of plastic with Dry Molded Fiber by 2025.
Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in more than 150 countries. These feature in applications ranging from textiles to healthcare, graphic papers and packaging. The industry is on the cusp of a period of unprecedented change – and Sappi is at the forefront of technological innovation. By investing in an ambitious program of research and development, the company will continue to unlock the true potential of sustainable renewable resources, with woodfiber at its core. This commitment means it can diversify its product offering and meet future demand in areas such as bio-energy and pharmaceuticals in this current carbon-constrained age.
SIRANE is an NPD product and process development company with full manufacturing capabilities – with four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural & industrial. Whereas most companies are manufacturing operations supplying a range of products, Sirane looks at your requirement and designs and develops a solution that does the job.
Sirane’s headquarters are in Telford, Shropshire, UK. Today it has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Mexico, Poland and Russia, and offices/representation in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Poland, Russia & South Africa. We have supplied packaging solutions into more than 100 countries, and the list is growing.
Sirane’s core skills are founded around material science and design & process engineering which gives us the capability to develop new and better packaging solutions. Our expertise includes absorbency, plastic-free packaging, compostable and sustainable solutions, shelf-life extension and more.
Our new Earth Packaging range, including our award-winning Earthpouch, contains only packaging which is compostable, recyclable and sustainable.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our customers include packaging manufacturers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.
Our fibre-based materials are renewable and recyclable. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion.
Superseven GmbH was founded in March 2017 by Katja Seevers, Hannes Füting and Sven Seevers as a company for circular product developments. Superseven stands for the development, design, manufacture and sale of recyclable products, especially for compostable packaging solutions made from renewable raw materials. As a technology scout, Superseven initiates, accompanies and advises on the implementation of circular economy aspects, innovation processes and certifications.
With our brand Repaq® we offer a variety of different packaging, which biologically or technologically recyclable. Our products are optimized for the current disposal methods for flexible packaging. Our Repaq® cellulose packaging, for example, is made from PEFC certified forestry residues and composted within 42 days in a natural bioactive environment without leaving any pollutants in nature. It is plastic-free and TÜV-certified garden compostable. We combine cellulose with other compostable materials to form film composites. The good properties add up without losing the disposal character of the packaging.
With our consulting services, we provide comprehensive information on the topic of sustainability and the circular economy. In doing so, we look at the entire value chain, from the extraction of raw materials through product manufacture to proper disposal. We analyze the current state, develop concepts for optimization and accompany the implementation into existing production and packaging processes.
As part of TOMRA, the TOMRA Circular Economy Division was established in January 2019 with the purpose of accelerating the transformation to a circular economy and shaping future waste and resource systems. In fact, we believe that the circular future holds great opportunities for many industries and society and that collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and new partnerships are vital for circularity. As the only company that can offer a holistic solution for waste management resulting from its leading position in collection and sorting product technology and recognized process knowledge, we will work to position TOMRA as an essential strategic partner by collaborating with key business players across the entire plastics recycling value chain. Our target is to develop new methods, processes, technologies, and business models and close the loop for consumer-oriented reusable and recyclable packaging. By contributing to research and exchange of information about fundamental circular economy topics and key material streams, we aim to lead the way in building a circular future.
TOMRA Circular Economy continues to work with converters, brand owners, waste management companies, recyclers, and other stakeholders to examine design and implementation for circularity.
Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber.
Trinseo focuses on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that are intrinsic to how we live – products that touch lives every day across a wide range of end-markets.
UBQ Materials has developed a revolutionary solution that converts Residual Municipal Solid Waste, destined for landfills, into the novel and patented UBQTM material.
Household mixed waste stream, including the organics fractions like food waste, garden trimmings, paper, cardboard, diapers, dirty plastics, as well as packaging materials are converted from seemingly heterogeneous waste streams into an entirely homogeneous material that can be used in existing plastic processing equipment.
The UBQ solution effectively enables industry to reuse wasted materials over and over again. By converting the waste into this commercially viable and valuable material, we provide the missing link between waste disposal through to new product manufacturing, transitioning from a linear extraction and consumption system to a truly circular economy.
UBQTM material is a worldwide patented sustainable thermoplastic material. It can then be used to make the kind of familiar products people use every day.
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