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PAC Award Winner-Silver

Pakit 100

Overview

The PAKIT 100 machine has been developed to produce molded board based packaging products for a variety of applications including food retail, ready meals,medical disposables and general protective packaging. However, being a three dimensional product the packaging applications are only limited by one’s imagination.

Sustainable transgresses the old definitions in the packaging industry of being recyclable, biodegradable and from renewable resources. More than that, the process itself must be credible to be given the sustainable tag of acceptance. It must be emission free, water efficient, energy efficient and even deriving this energy from renewable resources. Thus sustainable becomes all encompassing covering many more issues regarding the protection of our earth’s natural resources.

The PAKIT process can claim credibility in all these areas plus some more, a key feature being that we can even use less of the raw material (pulp) thereby maximizing the number of actual products per tonne. Our ground breaking technology “ticks all the right boxes” in respect to environmental friendliness, sustainability and economy of energy while still providing our customers with a low cost, very strong, thin product, consistent in size and shape, easily nested, no deformations, no cracks and finally pressed in such a way that the product has the same high surface integrity on both sides.

Motivation for Change

The founders of PAKIT have taken this to a new ,and previously unachievable, level with the added bonus of using renewable raw material alongside a sustainable process. The obvious advantages of renewable resources, recycling opportunities,product durability yet biodegradability all adds up to a powerful reason why the PAKIT process technology and its associated machinery is very much a part of our customers short and long term solutions.

Cost Effectiveness

The unique process results in a lower use of raw materials. Depending on the product a 20% reduction of raw material has been achieved while maintaining all the required specifications. This reduction results in more products per ton of raw material up to 20%.

The ratio of the raw material cost is anywhere from 15% to 40% depending on the product.

Performance

Complicated shapes are possible without significant effects on production speed. The shape and product design assistance we offer “in house” results in efficiency, quality and profitability. The process serves to enhance these features. Better fiber contact, better tensile strength, better fiber distribution and fiber locking are process ingredients now introduced by means of PAKIT technology.

Sourcing

One of the many unique features of the process is that it is not restricted to normal softwood pulps. Agricultural waste and other cellulose fibers like Bagasse, Bamboo, Kenaf have proven to be a viable alternative using PAKIT's technology.

Clean Production

The PAKIT process is built around sustainability. The water used in the process is recycled in a closed loop system. This high recovery rate results in a cost ratio per product that is smaller than 1% of the product cost.

Effective Recovery

Since the materials used are organic fibers the products will decompose (some faster than others depending on the fiber used).

Material Health

FDA approved chemicals are added as required through dedicated chemical dosage pumps.

Resource & Energy Optimization

Pakit's process relies solely on electric power. This results in a reduction of up to 50% in ghg emissions (based on 2005 data for USA EPA for a 10 gram product, 20% reduction for a 20gram product) per unit compared to the conventional process. Since the unit is all electric our customers are able to further reduce their footprint by using green energy.

The extremely small footprint allows our customers to strategically place their facilities close to the end users and or suppliers. In addition the zero emissions allow our customers to be good neighbors giving them even more flexibility as to where the factory would be located.

The thin walled products further result in better cube utilization further reducing the transportation cost. For example a B3 Tray made from EPS with wall thickness 5 mm would be replaced by a tray with the same dimension with a wall thickness of 560 micrometers while maintaining all properties.

Categories: PAC Award Winner Machinery Facility/Process

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