Molded Pulp for Disposable Containers

Molded Pulp for Disposable ContainersMolded Pulp for Disposable Containers

The Green Paper Pack Company in Mazandaran Province in cooperation with the Barekat charity foundation, has been successful in producing disposable paper containers by using recycled waste and molded pulp, which is typically made from recycled paperboard and or newsprint.  

Disposable food packaging containers have gained wide acceptance globally because of their extensive use in industries and households. Molded pulp is often considered sustainable packaging material since it is produced from recycled material, and can be recycled again after use.

Tests carried out in developed countries to assess the potential hazards of using paper disposable containers or their carcinogenic effects, were found to be negligible. Paper containers are environmentally friendly and carry no health risks, said Mohammadamin Eslami, CEO of the company, reports IRNA.

The decade-long pulp molding technology is a cost-effective innovation that is helping replace the hazardous plastic industry to a large extent.

The company imported machinery for four production lines at a cost of $1.1 million and domestic production started in 2008 for the first time.

However, only one production line was launched due to financial constraints as a result of the western-imposed sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program.

Eslami said the Barekat foundation, which has 49% stake in the company, provided assistance in the framework of its mission to empower manufacturing units in deprived areas. With Barekat’s financial contribution of $78,000, the company was able to start full production capacity, he noted.

Expansion in different industrial packaging sectors, such as fancy packaging, and packaging for home appliances and electronic products, is on the agenda.  More than 1,000 tons of disposable paper containers as well as packaging for eggs will be produced annually, he added.

The second ‘clean, green’ paper production line will soon be operational, and double the job opportunities from 25 to 50.

Barekat is an institution dedicated to creating entrepreneurs, building schools and infrastructural facilities in remote and poor regions and affiliated to the Setad (a special office for executing the decrees of Imam Khomeini in helping the underprivileged).