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Three Finnish Companies Advance Bio-Based Packaging For Lighting Products

Three Finnish Companies Advance Bio-Based Packaging For Lighting Products

 Three companies in Finland have collaborated to demonstrate the successful commercialization of bio-based packaging materials for light fixtures that are recyclable, plastic-free, and biodegradable. The three companies involved are:

Secto Design – a company specializing in sustainable wooden design lamps, moved its Petite product line’s products from traditional fossil-based packaging into new packaging made of materials that are recyclable and in line with the circular economy. The plastic foams, used to protect the metal parts from scratches during transportation in the Petite floor and table lamps, will be changed to fully bio-based, plastic-free, biodegradable, and recyclable biofoam produced by Woamy. The plastic hoods will be replaced with ones made of renewable and recyclable at-scale Paptic® material.

Woamy – an Aalto University spin-out, brings to market a plastic-free biofoam for packaging that is both compostable and recyclable with cardboard. With flexible design and post-processing, Woamy meets diverse customer needs, offers high end finishing, to empower brands to reach their sustainability goals. Founded in 2022, Woamy has it’s first pilot production line located in Espoo and will start raising funds for it’s pilot factory in January 2024. See the three images, below.

Paptic Ltd – The company was established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed Paptic®, a wood-fiber-based and recyclable material to replace plastics and other conventional materials in packaging. Paptic® materials have been available on an industrial scale since 2018. Today, Paptic is a company of 40 professionals, and Paptic® materials are delivered to over 50 countries. See the wood-fiber bag in the image above.

Bio-based materials like these are likely solutions as California begins to ban plastic packaging, for shipping products.

Three Finnish Companies Advance Bio-Based Packaging For Lighting Products




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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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