Finnish food company Fazer has partnered with biodegradable packaging startup Sulapac to develop and test new plastic-free, biodegradable packaging solutions.
Sulapac has previously developed a biodegradable packaging made from wood chips and natural binders, and Fazer wants to be the first food company to use this innovation in its packaging.
Fazer aims to help Sulapac develop this packaging further, and will aim to introduce a confectionery gift box using sustainable packaging developed by Sulapac by the end of 2018.
The collaborative project aims to create a range of biodegradable gift packaging for Fazer’s premium products “that combines sustainable development with a hint of luxury.”
Päivi Juolahti, head of Fazer Lab, Fazer’s research and innovation unit said: “Fazer can offer strong consumer and food expertise to interesting startups.
“Entrepreneurship is a natural part of Fazer, a company that has scaled up over 126 years from the innovative business idea of a single business owner to the leading producer of food and food services in the Baltic region.”
Suvi Haimi, CEO and founder of Sulapac added: “Collaborating with Fazer is an excellent opportunity to develop and learn together. It also shows that we can meet extremely demanding quality requirements.
“We will start with premium products, but the aim is to make Sulapac material available for all consumers around the world.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2018
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