To be published: November 2022
Moulded fibre is a complimentary material to plastic for traditional plastic packaging businesses and can offer a route to extend portfolio as well as to manage risks associated with the potential loss of customer base. Likewise, moulded fibre is another portfolio product for paper packaging converters.
Whilst conventional paper packaging companies have chosen to use an anti-plastic narrative in recent marketing communications, the industry needs to manage how both solutions are marketed to end-users as viable options. This alignment offers consolidation opportunities across packaging industries.
The European SUP directive and the Packaging Waste Directive provide a regulatory context to move away from non-recyclable materials used in packaging and single use items. This context has caused a dramatic shift away from PS in the thin wall packaging space into recyclable alternatives, such as polymers with established recycling streams (PET, PP), compostable materials (PLA based), cellulose and natural materials such as bagasse.
Sustainability has now become a key driving force behind new policies and legislation within Europe, bringing new and increased targets for the recycling of plastics and conventional materials. With this, we are seeing investments in new technologies from both a material and manufacturing perspective.
This brand new report looks at the opportunities for the use of moulded fibre in packaging applications in the context of thin wall packaging plastic replacement as well as new markets.
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