We are pioneers

“We have created something entirely new, which means we often have to find our way through the wilderness without the road signs.”

– Suvi Haimi, CEO and Co-founder of Sulapac

Incomplete regulation and lack of standards are no excuse to stop innovating

The standardization regarding new biomaterials is still under development, but we cannot afford to wait until it’s all set up. The world’s plastic waste crisis needs new sustainable solutions today. Sulapac® is ours. It is a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic that doesn’t compromise functionality or aesthetics.

Despite the missing standards and incomplete regulation, we want our material features to have a solid scientific foundation that is openly shared. Welcome to dive into the science behind our materials!

Our approach

Our key features are characteristics that make our materials SUSTAINABLE, BEAUTIFUL and FUNCTIONAL.

The key features are based on European standards when an applicable standard exists. If there are no commonly adopted criteria for a specific feature, we develop the criteria based on related standards and scientific research.

We use accredited, third-party test laboratories for verifying that the criteria are met and apply for the established international certificates when such are available. Scientific articles can also be used as a means to verify that the criteria set for a spesific feature have been met.

 

Key features

See the criteria for each key feature and how we validate them.

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Designed to reduce plastic pollution

Sulapac® can be digested by naturally occurring microorganisms. It doesn’t leave permanent microplastics behind.

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Industrially compostable

Recyclable via industrial composting (EN 13432). Check local recycling instructions.

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Sustainably sourced

Made of responsibly sourced sustainable raw materials. We use feedstock from industrial and agricultural side streams as much as possible.

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Mass-producible

Processable with existing plastic product machinery.

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Safe for people & planet

The product is not considered harmful to living organisms nor to cause long-term adverse effects in the environment.

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Let's discuss

We are committed to continuous learning and improvement, and believe that cooperation is key for the best possible outcome. With these words, we warmly welcome open discussion on our approach. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Maija Pohjakallio

Sustainability Director maija.pohjakallio@sulapac.com +358 50 5956891

Laura Tirkkonen-Rajasalo

Director QA & RA, Co-founder laura.tirkkonen-rajasalo@sulapac.com

Panu Hendolin

CTO panu.hendolin@sulapac.com