Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Glatfelter’s sustainable packaging Solution wins IDEA® 22 Sustainability Advancement Award
The award was accepted by Chris Astley, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Glatfelter, on March 30, 2022, at IDEA® , the world’s premiere event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics. “We are honored to be awarded the first ever IDEA® 22 Sustainability Advancement Award and are excited this partnership has been recognized for an innovative and eco-friendly packaging product, so future generations can enjoy a life better than our own through the substitution of metal and plastic-based bottle caps,” stated Astley.
Blue Ocean Closure’s fiber-based screw caps optimize the use of renewable and recyclable wood fibers, and airlaid materials and have allowed this partnership to successfully generate plant-based caps that are durable, water-resistant, and completely biodegradable. The method of proprietary vacuum press forming allows for low production cost and high scalability to support the growing global need for sustainable packaging.