New Tool: ProSource
Checkout our packaging and processing solutions finder, ProSource.

PulPac Modula Now Operational in the U.S.

PulPac's Modula machine for dry molded fiber is up and running for high-volume production at JOA in Wisconsin.

The PulPac Modula by Curt G. Joa is installed, operational, and showcased at JOA's site in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
The PulPac Modula by Curt G. Joa is installed, operational, and showcased at JOA's site in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

This content was written and submitted by the supplier. It has only been modified to comply with this publication’s space and style.

PulPac, a frontrunner in sustainable packaging solutions, and their turnkey partner Curt G. Joa (JOA) announce the successful installation and operation of the cutting-edge “Modula” Dry Molded Fiber converting line.

Starting this week, the machine will be showcased to customers at JOA’s site in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, in collaboration with PulPac’s North American sales partner, Seismic Solutions. The Modula machine platform handles high-volume production of a wide range of Dry Molded Fiber products while offering freedom and flexibility to make additions and upgrades to the original machine platform concept.

With single-use plastics becoming an ever-increasing problem, Swedish PulPac can present a globally viable, cost-efficient, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable alternative. The company has developed a pioneering manufacturing technology for fiber-based products that uses significantly less water and energy than traditional fiber forming. The dry process lowers the CO2 footprint by up to 80% and is up to ten times faster than conventional fiber-forming, making fiber-based alternatives cost-competitive to plastic packaging. The technology is made available through licensing to packaging manufacturers worldwide. It is supported by a global partner network that supplies all elements needed to leverage Dry Molded Fiber production.

“Seeing the technology and the machinery live is often an eye-opener for people in the industry. And I am thrilled that we can now showcase the technology and the Modula firsthand to our North American customers. With partners based locally, we also expand and simplify customer access to support, know-how, product development, and capacity”, says Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac.

JOA, a renowned machine builder, is part of PulPac’s growing Dry Molded Fiber network and delivers the Modula as a turnkey solution. JOA works closely with Seismic Solutions, PulPac’s sales partner, and TekPak, its tooling partner in North America. Besides being showcased to customers, the Modula on JOA’s site will validate customer tooling and products and produce bridge volumes for, e.g., market tests. While the JOA Modula is adapted to the North American Market, it is available to all customers licensing the Dry Molded Fiber technology from PulPac.

“I believe Dry Molded Fiber will revolutionize the way packaging is manufactured and perceived. Combining this technology with our engineering know-how and machine-building expertise will benefit the packaging industry, drive sustainability, and help facilitate the shift away from single-use plastics”, says Ryan Brown, Business Development Manager at Curt G. JOA.

Besides the Modula platform, PulPac has also developed the “Scala” Machine Platform, a smaller and more compact Dry Molded Fiber machine based on a plastic injection machine platform.

“Our goal is to foster a packaging industry where sustainability is no longer a choice but a fundamental principle. Dry Molded Fiber can do that, and at the same time be good business for the whole value chain, from the brands to the manufacturers and the suppliers of materials and equipment”, comments Viktor Börjesson, Chief Operating Officer at PulPac.

Watch a video of the JOA Modula Machine >> 

Fill out the form below to request more information about PulPac Modula Now Operational in the U.S.
New ebook focused on cartoning equipment
Read about the various types of cartoning equipment, how to select the right one, and common pitfalls to avoid. Plus, read equipment advice from CPGs for ultimate cartoning success.
Read More
New ebook focused on cartoning equipment
How Can You Honor a Leader?
Induction into the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame is the highest honor in our industry. Submit your leader to be considered for the Class of 2024 now through June 10th. New members will be inducted at PACK EXPO International in Chicago
Read More
How Can You Honor a Leader?