PulPac and Dan-Web partners in airlaid technologies developing standardized machinery for Dry Molded Fiber to replace single-use plastics with affordable fiber-based alternatives
The partnership will combine Dan-Web’s extensive know-how, engineering capabilities and technologies in airlaid with the Dry Molded Fiber process.
The Dry Molded Fiber standardized defibration unit, called “Mill-to-Web”, will be optimized for packaging and ready for food-grade production.
PulPac’s “Dry Molded Fiber” is a patented manufacturing technology for the circular economy – using renewable pulp and cellulose resources to produce low cost, high performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use products. Dry Molded Fiber gives up to 80-90% lower CO2 footprint at the same or lower cost as plastic.
Dan-Web has extensive capabilities in engineering, designing, and building standardized components for defibration as well as customized machines and production lines. Like PulPac, Dan-Web is committed to bring sustainable solutions to the market and the parties will work together to develop machinery, technologies and solutions for the Dry Molded Fiber community.
“With close to fifty years’ experience in airlaid and fiber production methods we are proud to be on the frontline in Dry Molded Fiber, a cutting edge production process developed by PulPac, which we believe could be instrumental in fiber’s ability to replace single-use plastics at scale”, says Kurt Sørensen, owner and CEO at Dan-Web.
Compared to traditional bespoke airlaid machinery, Dan-Web’s newly developed standardized Mill-to-Web offers a compact and modular defibration unit suitable for many applications and scalable within Dry Molded Fiber.
“We are truly impressed with Dan-Web’s immense know-how and expertise in airlaid and fiber production lines and are proud of the empowerment brought to the Dry Molded Fiber community with the introduction of efficient and scalable defibration units, optimized to work with modular production platforms“, says Ove Larsson, founder and Chief Technology Officer at PulPac.