(Finland) – Secto Design invests in packaging technology aimed at substituting plastic.
Secto Design has made a significant investment in start-up company, Paptic Ltd a Finnish producer of unique packaging material made of renewable wood fibres that combines high performance and sustainability; Paptic aims at substituting plastic in packaging with all Paptic-materials environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
“Until recently, Secto Design has purely invested in developing its own production,” says Tuula Jusélius, founder and owner of Secto Design. “However Paptic has such a meaningful goal and fits perfectly with our own philosophy, that we had to come onboard.”
Paptic was established as a result of long-term developing process carried out by three Finnish paper technology experts. The main solutions of it have been patented around the world. The outstanding asset compared to other new packaging materials aiming at replacing plastic is the fact that the material Paptic makes doesn’t consume any edibles such as corn, dairy or sugar – but uses wood fibre instead. The packaging produced by Paptic is noticeably more durable and water tolerant than currently existing paper packagings and there are already several high-end brands such as Hunter Luxury and Galerie Lafayette among the brand’s client list.
As a manufacturer of sustainable design lights, responsible inventions for a better future are important for Secto Design. “We have taken the sustainability matters into consideration in addition to our products, also in our packaging,” continues Jusélius. “But there are still a couple of points where we could do better! With the investment we made we want to support a fellow Finnish company that is addressing the environmental challenges and that we share the values with. Our dream is that in co-operation with Paptic we could eventually remove the remaining trace of plastic still left in our packaging.”
Secto Design is a Finnish company specialized in design lights hand-crafted of top-quality local PEFC certified birch wood. The demanding work is carried out by highly talented local craftsmen in the town of Heinola, Finland.