Fibrepak packaging offers sustainable solution

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Packaging company TEQ is promoting its thermoformed packaging material Fibrepak in response to companies seeking more sustainable packaging solutions.

Fibrepak, a natural packaging material that uses thermoformed wet pulp from locally-sourced FSC-certified materials, is high-quality, thin-walled and smooth sided, meaning that packaged products do not get scratched. The product can be recycled in traditional waste streams along with paper, compostable and biodegradable materials.

Fibrepak packaging offers sustainable solutionTEQ, which is part of Sonoco, expects to reap profits from business growth amid the current market demand for natural and sustainable packaging, backed by the resources and reach of Sonoco’s global footprint.

Anne-Sophie Belamine, European Sales Director of TEQ, said: “We launched Fibrepak in response to a growing demand from customers that were keen to embrace sustainability.
“The advent of thermoformed fibre gave us a great opportunity to combine this latest technology with our vast experience of thermoforming to deliver bespoke, complex and high-quality packaging for a range of customers, including those in cosmetics, fruit and veg, homecare and electronics.”

Fibrepak is a dust-free material, so there is no particle contamination. It is non-toxic, microwavable, static-free and shock-absorbent, and can be treated to be moisture resistant for sustained periods. Unlike rigid cellular plastic foam packaging, Fibrepak packaging can enable product stacking and ‘nesting’.

During manufacture, natural fibres are converted into high tolerance thermoformed pulp
products using a unique vacuum technique and ‘cure-in-the-mould’ technology. This uses heat and pressure to press and evaporate fluid from the fibres leaving a completely dry product at the end of the process.

Fibrepak solutions can be created to a customer’s exact specifications while conforming to ISTA and TUV performance standards.

You can find more information on the Fibrepak website.