Designed to Fit Circular Economy
Paptic® materials have been created as a solution to the growing need for sustainable packaging. With Paptic® materials our customers can easily replace plastics and other conventional materials at low risk to material properties and operational efficiency in the packaging phase.
Our material development originates from 2015, when the company was established. The guiding principles from the beginning have been:
- Focusing on the use of renewable raw materials from sustainable sources
- Ensuring recyclability of our materials
- Applying innovative technologies to provide the best material properties
Paptic® materials have unique properties, such as strength, thinness, and good runnability, combined with an especially pleasant feeling and haptics. Choosing Paptic® is a great and efficient way to change from conventional plastic to a packaging material that is sustainable with many benefits:
- Paptic® is recyclable and defibrates as papers generally in the recycling process. Paptic® is classified as paper. Paper definition is based on the ISO 4046-3:2016 standard.
- Paptic® is a monomaterial. Paptic® material does not have any plastic coating or lining layers. The specific guideline for structure related definition is based on the Single-Use Plastic Directive 2019/204 given by the European Parliament and Council.
- Paptic® is recyclable, and ensuring recyclability in paper streams consists of a profound internal and external process. The starting point for Paptic® R&D work is recyclability of our materials, as we only produce materials fit for the circular economy. The definition of recyclability is based on the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and for showing applicability, the standard EN 13430:2004 for Packaging recoverable in material recycling. We carry the material producer’s responsibility for ensuring recyclability. We support our customers and end users in promoting and advancing recyclability.
- Packaging recoverable in material recycling. We carry the material producer’s responsibility for ensuring recyclability. We support our customers and end users in promoting and advancing recyclability.
- Paptic® is plastic-free and made of wood-based fibres, as papers and paper products generally. The fibres used for Paptic® materials are wood-based, and no fibres used are classified as plastic in the SUP Directive. There are no layer or barrier structures in Paptic® materials, as they are monomaterials.
- Paptic® is a bio-based material. Paptic Tringa® and Paptic Sterna® are certified according to OK Biobased with four stars out of four. All Paptic® materials have been tested against the same criteria and gain the same level of biobased contents as the certified Paptic Tringa® and Paptic Sterna®.
- The biodegradability of Paptic® materials has been tested in industrial composting conditions. Paptic Tringa® and Paptic Sterna® are approved to be biodegradable in the mentioned testing conditions with two testing samples. Standardized method for testing compostability has not been applied to Paptic® materials, as they should primarily be directed to recycling with paperboards after use, i.e. further material utilization according to the principles of the circular economy.