The push for more sustainable food and beverage packaging has led to the creation of Pulpex, the first widely recyclable paper bottle. To further develop this eco-friendly bottle, Solenis is collaborating with the packaging technology company.
Solenis is a chemical producer that focuses on pulp and paper packaging. Through this partnership, they will provide solutions that can enhance the current design and structure of the PET-free paper bottle. One of Pulpex’s goals is to release a version of the product that can hot hold liquids and carbonated beverages.
Richard Brooks, Global Packaging Director for Consumer Packaging at Solenis said: “This collaboration with Pulpex is another indicator of our commitment to new, sustainable and innovative technologies to the food and beverage paper packaging market. The partnership will enable Solenis to serve the growing eco-friendly paper bottle market while maintaining our commitment to environmental sustainability.”
Scott Winston, CEO, Pulpex, said: “Solenis is well known as a leader of process and functional chemistries with over a century of service to the pulp and paper industry. The company’s technical know-how and its wide spectrum of solutions will help us deliver eco-friendly paper bottles that meet the brand and functional needs of our consortium partners.”
Additionally, Solenis will be providing new surface treatments that can improve the item’s aesthetics. Companies can already directly print food-safe coloured pigments and dyes. Placing labels, embossing and debossing is also possible as the bottle is highly customizable according to a brand’s needs.