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.
The amynova polymer ® GmbH is a research and manufacturing company of amylofol ® , an innovative, starch-based biopolymer. Due to its special character, amylofol ® has a high potential for increasing the degree of effectiveness in the field of plant protection and fertilization. As a barrier coating on paper and packaging, to bind dust in industry and the environment. As a formulation aid for cosmetics and personal care as well as a lubricant and lubricant in industrial processes, conventional, difficult to break down and substances that are harmful to health and the environment can be replaced.
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!
WE ARE THE MODERN NATURAL REVOLUTION OF THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY
Hope Tree Group was founded on the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for the single-use and packaging industry. We are committed to produce solutions that solve environmental problems, without our customers having to change their lifestyle.
Through years of market, product and raw material research, we have succeeded in producing our innovative material BAO & BAOPAP which can not only replace plastic, BIO-plastic and paper but also solves the severe environmental damage they provoke. On top of the sustainable aspect, our products are higher in quality and more price efficient than the conventional alternatives.
Honesty, transparency and 100% naturalness guaranteed.
Change the world without changing your behavior with us.
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.
carbonauten is the minus CO2 factory and has developed a system for industry, companies and municipalities that immediately and effectively reduces CO2 emissions and costs.
It includes the production of an innovative material category NET Materials® (Negative Emission Technology). NET Materials® consist of a combination of CO2-lowering biocarbons with different binders. The biocarbons are produced worldwide at decentralized locations from local biogenic residues and problematic substances by means of a further developed pyrolytic carbonization. As an attractive by-product, large amounts of excess, base-load renewable energy are created.
Every ton of carbonaut biocarbon permanently stores up to 3.3 tons of CO2.
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.
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.
We make innovative, sustainable packaging and paper that’s kind to the planet. By using renewable sources—like sugarcane waste instead of wood—our production has a much smaller environmental footprint than traditional packaging, and still delivers an industry-leading product.
As a certified B Corporation, sustainability’s at the heart of our business. We balance profit and purpose, striving for ethical, eco-friendly, transparent production. We’re also committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, around sustainability, responsibility, and innovation.
Packaging that saves trees
Since identifying a gap in the packaging market, we’ve continued to innovate and disrupt. We want to find new ways to move beyond conventional tree-based paper packaging and create a more sustainable future. Our cutting-edge products show that you can shift from a disposable to a circular culture, while still offering incredible quality.
Every item of Envopap packaging is recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, marine-degradable, and has a lower carbon footprint than conventional products. Each metric tonne of Envopap helps save 50 trees from being chopped down for paper and packaging production. So far, we’ve saved 760,000+ trees from deforestation.
By 2030, we aim to save 10 million trees across the globe, as well as empowering 1,000+ people through job opportunities and donating profits towards sustainable development.
At FTT we design and manufacture world-class fiber thermoforming equipment for sustainable packaging.
Our machinery, developed over years of R&D, delivers a drastic reduction to both cycle and retooling time, enabling packaging manufacturers to increase throughput, reduce energy consumption and respond quickly to ever-evolving customer needs.
We work with packaging manufacturers end to end: from analyzing pulp material to delivering turn-key production lines that are customized to their needs. We combine this customer-centric approach with Italian design and manufacturing excellence to deliver best-in-class quality and reliability.
Our mission: to deliver cutting edge technology that drives the World’s transition to environmentally sustainable packaging.
A new life for multi-layered plastic packaging waste.
Advanced Paper Fibre Upcycling or ‘APFU’ blends traditionally difficult to recycle multi-layered plastic packaging with the cellulose fibres found in paper waste, to create a new material with up to 2 times the tensile strength.
PET, Nylon and aluminium layers are pulverised, and together with the cellulose fibres, distributed uniformly into the main polyolefin plastic, reinforcing it.
Furukawa Electric Group is proud to present Advanced Paper Fibre Upcycling or ‘APFU’ to recyclers, brand owners and product manufacturers. With the ambition to create partnerships with wider stakeholders throughout the whole value chain of plastic recycling.
GreenCon International GmbH
GreenCon International GmbH
GreenCon Ltd was established in 2007 with a vision of a new process for the production of building materials. At the beginning, our effort was to take global recycling to the next level and at the same time create a product that will have versatile use in building construction.
We are proud that through the environmentally friendly production and production of 100% recyclable products, we also contribute to the sustainability of resources.
We bring a new technology to the market for the production of building materials that saves the environment. The main production inputs are recyclable substances, originating from industrial processes, which meet the strictest hygienic standards. Production takes place in an environmentally friendly process, without the use and addition of harmful chemicals. The resulting product is GECON board, which with its properties and price surpasses the competition and provides the customer with long-term energy savings.
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.
Holmen Iggesund is the premium paperboard company for purposeful solutions. Being purposeful requires us to dive deep, explore and learn from each other to better address the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. That’s why we invite our customers and partners to be part of creating the next generation of sustainable packaging solutions and graphical applications together with us.
Our market-leading brands, Invercote, Incada and Inverform, are renowned worldwide for their outstanding characteristics including durability, design versatility and low carbon footprint.
We are part of the Holmen Group, relying on our own sustainably managed forests to ensure a renewable material for centuries to come. Growing with nature since 1685.
Hydro is a leading industrial company that builds businesses and partnerships for a more sustainable future. We develop industries that matter to people and society.
Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.
Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries.
Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.
Hydro is committed to leading the way towards a more sustainable future, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways.
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.
KRAEMER – Supplier of bio-based resins and binders for more than 100 years.
Robert KRAEMER GmbH & Co. KG, is a German family owned manufacturer of bio-based resins and binders for coatings, printing inks, adhesives and many other applications used in the construction, automotive, electronics, packaging, marine and many other industries.
We are an innovative company with extensive research and development activities. Our focus is on creating successful partnerships with our customers to achieve high quality tailor made solutions. A deep passion for renewable raw materials is in our nature!
Your challenge is to increase the proportion of bio-based raw materials in your formulations together with an outstanding performance? Talk to us!
Lactips develops, produces, and sells the only plastic-free polymer.
This innovative, high-quality, 100% bio-based and biodegradable material is an effective and eco-friendly alternative to many traditional plastics.
To improve the recyclability of plastics and create new, specific packaging solutions, Lactips offers a natural, high-performance material to support its customers in their circular-economy strategies and to help them respond to present and future environmental challenges faced by industries.
Lecta is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, coated and uncoated paper for publishing and commercial printing, and other high value-added innovative products such as its range of environment-friendly, totally recyclable and biodegradable functional papers.
As a responsible, committed company, Lecta is specially focused on the ongoing search for new solutions based on natural and renewable raw materials that contribute to a circular economy, helping to create a more sustainable world.
Minimizing our environmental footprint through the efficient management of natural resources is a pillar of our sustainable development. All of Lecta’s manufacturing sites are certified to the strictest environmental standards – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and hold PEFC™ and FSC® C011032 chain of custody certificates. Furthermore, all Lecta sites have successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency, ISO 9001 quality and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification.
Today, Lecta is a multinational group with nearly 3,000 employees and seven mills in Spain, France and Italy. Present in the most demanding international markets, Lecta has 10 sales offices in Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia.
Melodea develops sustainable high performing oxygen, water vapor and oil & grease barrier coatings for the packaging industry.
Our coatings are based on the bio-based material – Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC) that we produce through a unique patented protected process, using wood pulp and side streams of the paper industry as raw materials.
They serve as a green alternative to existing packaging materials that are harmful to the environment while maintaining performance and are fully recyclable.
Easily integrated into existing coating lines, Melodea’s coatings are ready to use without investing in additional machinery.
We are committed to working with our clients for a more sustainable, circular economy will less plastic waste and more bio-based materials.
Established in Finland and with a long history and global reputation for excellence, innovation and responsible partnerships – MM 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.
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.
Future packaging for a future world: PackEx is a new manufacturer for folding boxes. We specialize in product packaging, flexible short runs, express delivery and sustainable materials. We are particularly proud of our high-performance laser. It replaces the classic punching tools and thus not only saves times and money, but also drastically reduces the burden on the environment. Our highly sustainable and fully automated production processes, machines and patents allow us to produce short runs (beginning from quantity 1) very flexibly and quickly in only 72 hours.
Our small, technology-enthusiastic team rethinks the topic of “folding boxes” for you – so your product gets the packaging it deserves.
JR Trade is the exclusive sales representation of the italian fabric SIPA Management Srl., which produces 100% organic, biodegradable and compostable flexible disposable packaging.
Bags, envelopes and foils from vegetable starch with BIOCARTENE® technology, certified by TÜV Austria, with the inscription OK COMPOST – HOME and INDUSTRIAL, according to the EU Directive and the 13432 standard.
Sustainable Alternative to Plastic Materials in Packaging
Forging a category of its own, Paptic® combines the best features of existing materials, for instance, high print quality like paper, durability like non-wovens and versatility of textiles. Paptic® is renewable, recyclable & reusable packaging material made of renewable raw-materials.
Periplast GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-size family business situated in Wuppertal, Germany. We have been producing injection molded articles for more than 40 years. Founded in 1978, we specialised in the manufacturing of snap spools and tubes for the textiles industry.
Today, we offer our customers innovative solutions, including fiber and injection molding, covering the design, production, assembly and packaging stages. Products can be manufactured in small, medium and large volumes and finished by a multi color pad printing process.
Handling the environment’s limited resources in a responsible manner is of the utmost importance to us. A family-run business, we think in generations rather than quarters. This is why we develop solutions which combine and balance economic efficiency and environmental protection.
Our customers come from the medical, food, wire and textile industries, in particular, as well as from the mechanical engineering sector.
For further information about our company and innovative solutions, visit our website https://www.periplast.de/en/ or call us at +49 (0) 202 270 46 0
Plastic Energy offers a global and sustainable solution to help prevent plastic pollution, by transforming previously unrecyclable plastic waste into a valuable resource. Our patented and proven chemical recycling technology converts end-of-life plastic waste into an optimal feedstock (TACOIL) for making virgin-quality recycled plastics (Plastic2Plastic). Plastic Energy currently has two chemical recycling plants that are in constant operation in Spain, and is one of the few companies worldwide that has sold TACOIL from the conversion of end-of-life plastic waste to replace fossil oils in the manufacturing of new plastics. We are leading the way in our field in the transition to a low-carbon circular economy for plastics.
The PREVENT Waste Alliance serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation. Organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions jointly engage for a circular economy. The PREVENT members contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reutilisation of resources in the economy worldwide. A working group on plastics advocates the conservation of natural resources and the development of a circular economy for plastic in order to stop the pollution of the world’s oceans. Specific topics are plastic waste prevention, take-back and recycling systems for plastic packaging, product design, waste collection approaches involving the informal sector, and EPR as well as plastic credits. In three pilot projects innovative solutions on closing plastic cycles are tested in different local contexts. The PREVENT Waste Alliance was launched in 2019 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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.
As a strategic partner for manufacturers, retailers and governmental organizations, the REVERSE LOGISTICS GROUP (RLG) globally addresses complex challenges from product and material returns and provides new levels of business intelligence, customer satisfaction and resource efficiency.
We build and operate comprehensive networks of certified and appropriate service providers to process reverse flows in the most efficient way. In parallel, dedicated teams monitor legislation, manage product data and report fulfillment to ensure environmental compliance.
Our unique combination of market independence process excellence and innovative IT systems facilitate immediate transparency and consistent standards within the actual return process and beyond.
RLG solutions are designed to protect and generate value from product returns and to ensure regulatory compliance based on the EPR concept. Through our holistic approach, our clients are empowered to unlock growth potential from improved remarketing, product design, sales planning and material supply and to create true circular material flows.
RLG has a global presence with offices in over 20 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. We provide services in more than 80 countries managing over 500 million assets p.a. for some of the largest global OEM, e-commerce and retail organizations.
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.
Speira consists of seven manufacturing facilities, an R&D center across Germany and Norway, several international sales offices, including Alunorf, the world´s largest aluminium rolling mill, and Grevenbroich, the world´s largest rolled aluminium finishing mill. Speira employs around 5,000 people mainly in Germany and Norway.
Speira can base its growth journey on more than one century of aluminium rolling and recycling experience and technical expertise for aluminium products. Coupled with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and increased agility in the market, this marks the start of a new chapter for Speira and its customers.
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.
We give our all every day, and develop packaging solutions which not only optimally protect products, but which also guarantee an attractive appearance at the point of sale as well as maximising convenience for the consumer. Innovative concepts, ultra-modern technologies and traditional values such as reliability and stability have made SÜDPACK a leading provider of film packaging across Europe. For us, this is both an incentive and an obligation: we want to be the best, and not compromise the quality of our products and services.
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 50 world-class manufacturing facilities and 100 service centers across the globe.
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.
DIN CERTCO is a Certification Body with almost 50 years of experience, and a leading Sustainability assessment provider. Best known for Compostable, Biobased and Recycled Materials certification services, DIN CERTCO provides customers with seamless multi-market access for manufacturers seeking to deliver ‘natural sustainable products’ according to international standards. As an institution, DIN CERTCO regulates approval bodies, trains and certifies technical experts, and instates new certification schemes.
TÜV Rheinland Group is an approved DIN CERTCO Certification Body. TÜV Rheinland is a leader in independent technical services with almost 150 years of experience, more than 20,600 employees and annual revenues of around 2 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, and certify management systems according to international standards to generate trust across the value-chain for brands, manufacturers and customers.
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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