This product is a finalist in the category Sustainable of Cosmopack Asia 2019
Sulapac material is100% biodegradable
Outsourced from industrial waste, Sulapac is made from renewable natural binders and FSC-certified wood. This microplastic-free material is 100% biodegradable and recyclable via industrial composting, causing a significant reduction on average carbon footprint – 62% compared to traditional plastic. With its excellent barrier properties that make it resistant to oil, water and oxygen, Sulapac is the proof that innovation and sustainability can go hand in hand for creating products with excellence.
Compostability testing of Sulapac jar was conducted in an industrial scale compost at Kekkilä Oy, Nurmijärvi, Finland. The thermophilic phase of the composting process takes place inside concret tunnels (6m x 21 m) under controlled conditions. Temperature and the amount of oxygen is measured continuously. To put the composting in motion, the waste is first mixed with wood chips and peat as a support. The mass is rotated weekly. Sulapac jars were placed into perforated steel tubes (12cm x 40cm) together with compost mass. Steel tubes were placed inside composting tunnel together the normal waste mass. Steel tubes were collected in approximately one-month intervals and the jars were removed from the steel tubes to enable visual examination of biodegradation of the jars.
WHAT MAKE THIS PRODUCT SO SPECIAL
The sustainable approach of the whole lifecycle of the product – from the source to the destination, Sulapac was carefully developed to cause a minimal impact on the environment.