“Domtar, the largest integrated manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and Gruppo X di X Gruppo srl, a technology and innovation company based in Italy, have entered into a strategic collaboration to industrially develop Gruppo X’s patented Papermorphosis® technology, which holds the potential to expand the use of products made from sustainable wood fiber that people rely on every day.”
One such application that could potentially benefit from this collaboration is the retail carrier bag, providing a solution that is a 100% cellulose fiber-based material, while boasting properties not commonly associated with paper: stretch, strength and lightweight. Additionally, this solution would provide a more sustainable option over single-use plastic bags.
In fact, Domtar’s submission of this novel material was recently honored as one of the winners of the Beyond the Bag Challenge led by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, a collaboration convened by Closed Loop Partners with leading retailers, environmental partners, global design firm IDEO, and others. The Challenge attracted over 450 global participants and 9 winners were announced on Feb 16.
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