The new PLAFCO material can be used as substituting Plastics in single-use products such as plastic drinking straws and wrapping materials, as well as to replace multilayer paper packaging solutions by a stiffer and more moisture-resistant one-layer product.
In PLAFCO process the raw paper is transformed into PLAFCO in a technology patented by PLAFCO Fibertech Oy. PLAFCO is a completely new composite material, which is 100 % sustainable and without harmful chemicals. In the Plafco process cellulose from the raw paper is dissolved and used as a binding agent for PLAFCO.
PLAFCO process glues naturally the cellulose provided by the raw material with the fibres. PLAFCO can be added into the paper recycling process where PLAFCO can enrich the paper recycling process by delivering virgin fibres and dissolved cellulose, which delivers highly active (low Zeta-Potential) fibers.