Elplast Group, the worldwide leading name in zipper products, is teaming up with Woodly in a venture to produce a new product by using Woodly® material – The Woodly EL-ZIP Press to Close Zipper.
With a global presence and their head offices located in Poland, the company is set to take another significant step towards biobased products. Marcin Pawelak – Owner of Elplast – has aspirations of a productive collaboration with Woodly.
“We aim to develop together a solution for reclosable packaging that will satisfy our customers in terms of recyclability and sustainability. We help our customers meet their targets and strengthen our position as an innovative supplier of closures,” comments Pawelak.
Elplast is known for manufacturing high-quality EL-ZIP Press to Close Zippers that are used in food, pet food, and pharmaceutical flexible packaging. Elplast currently supplies to more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries on 6 continents. The company is a global operator with an immense reach and strives for unique accomplishments with the help of innovations such as Woodly® material.
“Our primary business targets are quality, hygiene, service and constant innovation. In the last few years and in the future sustainability is a term that is used in most of our projects, whether it is recycling or compostable or even mass reduction of packaging and closure – we are constantly improving our process and looking for new materials that can offer new and better packaging solutions,” says Pawelak.
Elplast focuses its efforts to limit any potential negative impact on the natural environment, as a consequence of its activities.
“Climate responsibility and sustainability mean for us that we should do our best to control the use of resources and materials, make our process efficient and products easy to recycle. As a matter of fact, all our products were ready to be recycled from the beginning but the film structures were not mono materials and therefore complete packaging was non-recyclable. Now the material is development makes recyclability possible,” explains Pawelak.
Woodly CEO Jaakko Kaminen sees this as an inspiring opportunity for both companies to develop a new product for the market.
“We are excited to collaborate with Elplast and introduce the Woodly EL-ZIP Press to Close Zipper to the market. Elplast is known for their ability to deliver the highest quality zipper products. We share the same passion for innovative solutions. To Woodly the collaboration with Elplast means an opportunity to build a linkage to the growing key markets that incorporate reclose technology that Elplast has developed”, says Kaminen.
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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.
Elplast Group is a global supplier of zip profiles with production facilities in both Europe and the US. ELPLAST has produced over 975 million meters of press to close zippers and supplied to more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries on 6 continents. With over 40 years of experience in plastic processing including both profile extrusion and injection molding, customers can be confident in the company’s ability to deliver one of the highest quality zipper products on the market today. ELPLAST press to close zippers are suitable for all products and can be found on packages containing for example instant beverages & spices, pet food, frozen foods, bakery & confectionary, personal care products, and chemical & detergent products.