News & events  /  June 2020

Secto Design invested in packaging technology aiming at substituting plastic

Secto Design has made a significant investment in a start-up company, Paptic Ltd.

“Until recently, Secto Design has purely invested in developing its own production. However Paptic has such a meaningful goal and it fits perfectly to our own philosophy, that we had to jump along!”, stated Tuula Jusélius, the founder and owner of Secto Design.

Paptic Ltd is 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. All Paptic-materials are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. No new machinery is required in producing Paptic as it can be produced using existing paper converting lines. Paptic Ltd 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. There are already several high-end brands such as Hunter Luxury and Galerie Lafayette among the clients of Paptic.

As a manufacturer of sustainable design lights, responsible inventions for a better future are important for Secto Design. Secto Design shares Paptic’s passion of keeping our planet safe. “We have taken the sustainability matters into consideration in addition to our products also in our packaging. 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 packagings”, commented Jusélius.