Hucknall firm going greener with its packaging products
Leading global thermoformer TEQ, which has a UK base in Hucknall, has announced that its sub-brand Fibrepak can now use pulp made from 100 per cent recovered waste paper in the manufacturing process of its sustainable packaging products.
The pulp – from a supplier in France – is made from office waste paper, archives and shredded books and boasts a post-consumer paper percentage of over 90 percent.
Fibrepak has acquired a solid reputation as an ideal solution for companies tasked with finding more sustainable packaging for their products.
It is high quality, thin-walled and smooth sided, as well as scratch-proof, and can also be recycled in traditional waste streams along with paper, compostable and biodegradable materials.
It is also a dust-free material, eliminating particle contamination and is non-toxic, microwavable, static-free, shock absorbent and can also be treated to be moisture-resistant for sustained periods.
Unlike rigid cellular plastic foam packaging, there are also plenty of logistical as well as environmental savings to be gained used Fibrepak thanks to its ability to enable product stacking and ‘nesting’.
Anne-Sophie Belamine, European sales director at TEQ said: “We launched Fibrepak in response to a growing demand from customers that were keen to embrace sustainability.
“We are delighted to have the option of using pulp made from 100 per cent recovered waste paper as an alternative to virgin pulp when making our Fibrepak products.”
“The advent of thermoformed fibre has given 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.”