12.05.2022 -

Woodly and Amerplast Aiming to Revolutionize Food-to-go Packaging

As a result of the collaboration between Woodly and Amerplast, the companies have commercialized two new packaging solutions made of 100% carbon-neutral and recyclable Woodly® material. The newest application made of Woodly® material is the Woodly flowpack, and following suit is the already successful and well-established heat-sealed bag.  

The heat-sealed bag has already achieved tremendous success in Finland with big brands such as VR Group, St1 Shell-Helmisimpukka, and R-kioski adopting the packaging solution. 

The growing packaging sector is constantly seeking new material innovations with improved sustainability and material performance. The Woodly flowpack and heat-sealed bag made from Woodly® material and produced by Amerplast meet these market demands without question. More specifically, these packaging solutions provide an alternative solution to traditional fossil-based packaging with a reduced carbon footprint and improved recyclability. The Woodly® solutions can also prevent moisture condensation and preserve the quality of fresh food products for longer. 

“We have a resourceful collaboration with Amerplast. With Woodly® material we can cover many interesting packaging product categories that can benefit from the quality and characteristics of our material. As a producer Amerplast plays a key role when we are developing new material applications for the growing food-to-go markets,” says Jaakko Kaminen, CEO of Woodly.

Amerplast has extensive experience in plastics and the manufacturing of packaging. Amerplast provides packaging solutions for both food and non-food applications to the biggest brands in key market segments in Europe.

Reduction in food waste and the ability to extend shelf life are just a couple of topics within the sustainability goals of most fresh product producers. Local brands have already recognised the benefits of the Woodly Amerplast collaboration. Our combined networks and cooperation have helped develop new avenues with many brands who are looking for innovation and inspiration for sustainable solutions,” says Toby Hodgson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Amerplast. 


Jaakko Kaminen, CEO, Woodly Oy, Tel. +358 (0)40 590 0035,

Toby Hodgson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Amerplast Oy,

About Woodly

Woodly Oy is a Finnish company developing materials technology, whose commercial product is a new type of plastic-based on wood cellulose – Woodly®. Woodly® material has the same characteristics as conventional fossil plastics but with the added benefit of being carbon neutral and recyclable. In addition to packaging, it can be used to produce products for different uses. www.woodly.com

About Amerplast

Amerplast founded in 1952 is a forerunner in sustainable packaging solutions. One of the largest flexo printers and bag converters in Europe manufactures high-performance flexible packaging for fast-moving consumer goods for both food and non-food categories. With the AmerGreen program Amerplast is taking the leading position in transforming the industry into an environmentally sound business. Amerplast is the market leader in carrier bags in Finland and the company’s bag solutions are based on the use of recycled materials in line with the circular economy model. www.amerplast.com


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