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15 Dec 2022

Active Brands chose recyclable Paptic® material for its e-commerce mailers

Active Brands has started to use Paptic® material in their e-commerce mailers. Scandinavia’s leading house of premium sports apparel and equipment brands has a holistic approach to sustainability. Their products are designed, developed, and produced with a clear aim to last long. In packaging, replacing oil-based materials with more sustainable alternatives is high on their responsibility agenda. 

“We are developing our sustainable packaging systematically; the amount of plastic used has been reduced during the past few years and we are continuing to take efforts towards optimizing the packaging for our products. Also, we’ve been more conscious of where and why we use packaging. Packaging sizes have been optimized and additionally the use of material. Paptic® responds to several of our ambitious sustainability goals to improve our environmental performance in connection to our e-commerce packaging”, says Rebecca Johansson, Head of ESG and Sustainability at Active Brands. “Our team has commented that the packaging looks nicer than our previous plastic ones and that it brings added value to the product knowing that it is packed in an e-commerce mailer made of renewable resources.”

“We are delighted that Active Brands chose our material for this packaging application, and I want to thank their entire team for our successful cooperation. We shared a common goal to find a sustainable solution to replace the plastics in their e-commerce packaging,” says Katja Jokiaho, Chief Sales Officer at Paptic Ltd. “We combine sustainability and functionality in our materials. In addition, the distinctive touch and feel of Paptic® gave this packaging a high-quality finish. In our materials, we use only wood fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests and the materials are available as FSC® certified. At the end of its life cycle, you should sort the packaging together with packaging papers and cardboard, the recycling rate of which is significantly higher compared to the recycling rate of plastics.”

For more information, please contact:

Katja Jokiaho
Chief Sales Officer, Paptic Ltd
Tel. +358 40 512 3608
Email katja.jokiaho@paptic.com

Paptic Ltd is a high-growth company established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed wood-fibre-based and recyclable Paptic® packaging materials to replace plastics in packaging. The industrial-scale production started in 2018. Today Paptic is a company with close to 30 professionals, and Paptic® materials are delivered to over 50 countries. www.paptic.com

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22 Sep 2022

Walki Group starts as a distributor and converter for Paptic® materials

Paptic Ltd and Walki Group have announced their strategic distribution and converting partnership today. Walki is a distributor for the Paptic® materials. This agreement iterates companies’ willingness to drive growth and build stronger relationships with customers globally. Walki and Paptic share a strong sustainability mindset, which served as the basis of the collaboration.

“We are confident that our partnership with Walki will significantly improve our customer service level, enhance the material availability and it will also increase the offering of converted Paptic® materials available on the market,” says Katja Jokiaho, Chief Sales Officer, Paptic Ltd. “Walki is well placed to supply a wide variety of converting solutions and we are very excited to offer them our full range of sustainable materials.  I would like to thank the Walki team for straightforward negotiations and I am looking forward to our co-operation. We see that Walki is an ideal global partner for us to drive our growth in the coming years.”

“Walki is excited to start the partnership with Paptic. The combination of Paptic’s unique, sustainable material, made of renewable wood fibres, and Walki’s experience in barriers, heat-sealing, and printing opens many interesting new applications, for example in plastic replacement. The cooperation is an important part of our zero-waste future innovation platform,” says Marko Siltala, EVP, Industrial Packaging.

CO-OPERATION GUARANTEES BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE AND MATERIAL AVAILABILITY FOR CUSTOMERS

The cooperation improves both the customer service level and material availability for customers using Paptic® materials. Both companies’ global sales teams do close cooperation and assist customers in finding the right solution for their packaging applications.

For more information, please contact:

Katja Jokiaho, Chief Sales Officer
Paptic Ltd.
Tel. +358 40 512 3608
katja.jokiaho@paptic.com

Marko Siltala, EVP Industrial Packaging
Walki Group
Tel. +358 40 585 2796
marko.siltala@walki.com

Paptic Ltd is a high-growth company established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed wood-fibre-based and recyclable Paptic® packaging materials to replace plastics in packaging. The industrial-scale production started in 2018. Today Paptic is a company with close to 30 professionals, and Paptic® materials are delivered to over 50 countries. www.paptic.com 

At Walki, we believe in a sustainable and circular tomorrow. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition into a zero-waste future in packaging and promote the use of energy-efficient materials across industries. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in many different markets; from sustainable materials for packaging applications to energy-saving performance materials. Walki is a growing international group organized in three business areas: Consumer Packaging, Industrial Packaging, and Engineered Materials, with operations in twelve different countries, both in Europe and Asia. In 2021, the Group’s annual turnover was approx. 550 million euros employing around 1500 people.

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02 Sep 2022

A recyclable vegetable packaging brought a ScanStar award to Paptic

New sustainable vegetable packaging made of Paptic® material has been awarded a ScanStar in a Nordic packaging design competition organised by the Scandinavian Packaging Association. 

The awarded packaging solution for Puukin Tila was developed to replace plastic in vegetable packaging end-use. It is a soft and durable pouch, enhancing the brand value, expanding the current sustainable packaging window and in addition, the vegetables stay fresh longer. The Paptic® material is cellulose-based, recyclable, moisture resistant, and well convertable with the existing package production lines. 

The competition entry package was invented when Paptic Ltd and Marvaco Ltd joined forces to respond to a call from Puukin Tila to replace plastic in onion packaging.  Paptic®, fiber-based material, and Marvaco Expanded Gamut Printing with Flint Group C2C inks made the new, truly sustainable vegetable packaging possible. In the optimized packaging, all sustainability aspects were considered, including the substrate, design, printing, and inks.

The competition jury valued that there is potential to use this solution also in other applications than vegetables. It has good printability and replaces plastic in packaging.

THE AWARDED SOLUTION WAS DEVELOPED TO KEEP THE PRODUCTS FRESH FOR LONGER AND MINIMIZE PACKAGING WASTE 
 
Paptic® is a fiber-based substrate to replace plastics in packaging. The lightweight material is soft, with excellent puncture and tear resistance and heat sealable properties. Katja Jokiaho, Business Development Manager and CSO from Paptic, clarifies: “Many products are overpackaged because there are no alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Various products benefit from being packed in more breathable materials.”

“The aim was to create a simple, sustainable design for exceptionally packed onions by reducing ink consumption and the number of colours used in printing”, explains Mirva Koskinen, Brand Sales Manager at Marvaco. We minimized the number of inks to only three colours, but still, the colorful design was possible due to the process of printing. With Flint Group’s water-based offering, we were able to eliminate the use of heavy metals and minimize waste. The Cradle-to-Cradle Gold-status certified inks offer industrial compostability. Despite the environmentally wiser choices, the desired colourful design was achieved.

Petri Puukki, the owner of Puukin Tila, is satisfied with the results: “We wanted to make a difference and pack our locally produced onions in a sustainable way. The material selection keeps the onions fresh for longer and the new packaging also looks fresh!” The project was completed in just a few months.

 

ABOUT THE SCANSTAR COMPETITION
Scanstar is a joint Nordic packaging competition held annually since 1969 by the Scandinavian Packaging Association SPA. The competition is open for all packaging solutions designed, converted, or used in one of the Nordic countries. Scanstar 2022 was organized by Emballasjeforeningen (Norway).

Paptic Ltd is a high-growth company established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed Paptic®, a fibre-based and recyclable material to replace plastics in packaging. The material has been available on an industrial scale since 2018. Today Paptic is a company with close to 30 professionals, and Paptic® materials are delivered to over 40 countries. www.paptic.com

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05 May 2022

fischertechnik replaces the plastic with Paptic® in the packaging of its bio-based construction set “Animal Friends”

Today’s consumers are requesting more responsible material choices from companies, also in packaging. To respond to the demand, fischertechnik, one of the sustainability forerunners in the toy industry, has replaced single-use plastic in pouches of its bio-based construction set with wood fibre-based Paptic® material. The box of the set is made of cardboard. Now it is easy for the consumer to recycle the entire packaging in one stream as Paptic® is to be recycled with cardboard and packaging paper.

FISCHERTECHNIK’S SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL CHOICES EASE CONSUMERS’ RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS AND MINIMIZE WASTE 

“We are delighted to offer our customers a sustainably complete package, from the product itself to the packaging,” says Ms. Jasmin Reich, Product Manager, fischertechnik.  

“The importance of sustainability is continuously growing. At fischertechnik, we want to live up to our responsibility targets and secure nature for future generations. One concrete action is to look for more sustainable packaging solutions for our products and applications,” summarizes Jasmin Reich. Currently, most packaging applications of the company are made of recycled or recyclable materials, and Paptic® materials perfectly fulfill the sustainability standards that the company has set.  

“We are proud that fischertechnik chose our material for this packaging application, and I want to thank Jasmin and her team for the successful co-operation. From the beginning, it was clear that we shared a common goal to find a sustainable solution to replace the single-use plastics in the packaging of the bio-based construction set. Now the entire package is easy to dispose of for consumers,” says Mr. Uwe Schulz, Business Development and Sales, Paptic Ltd. “We combine sustainability and functionality in our materials. For example, in this case, the puncture resistance of the material was tested. The Paptic® materials are available as FSC® certified.” 

The project was completed in a few months. The bio-based construction set “Animal Friends” packed in Paptic® is now available in stores. Der Baukasten für nachhaltiges Spielen (fischertechnik.de) 

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