Joint Venture & Partnerships Packaging R&D and Innovations

Sweden Accelarates Transition To Fossil-Free Packaging

Swedish researchers, packaging manufacturers, printing companies and brand owners are investing in a joint test bed for fossil-free packaging solutions to make the packaging of tomorrow more environmentally friendly.

Paper Province, a cluster within forest based bioeconomy, has received governmental funding to start a test bed for fossil-free laminates. The test bed is named FFLAM and combines three Swedish pilot plants to a one-stop-development-shop for packaging solutions derived from the forest.

FFLAM is financed by Sweden’s Innovation Agency, Vinnova, and will last until 2021.

FFLAM will help reduce the use of fossil-based packaging materials, lessen microplastic and carbon dioxide emissions, and increase the use of fiber-based materials.

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