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Boardtray solution by Jospak

Jospak tray solution combines the best functionalities of board and plastics thus reducing the use of fossil-based materials by 85%.

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The product is a renewable board-based tray combined with thin barrier film. The tray reduces substantially the use of fossil-based rigid plastic trays and it can be easily recycled after use. The innovation is based on unique production technology.

The board material can be printed both on outer and inner surface. This will enable to reduce further other materials related to tray packaging, such as labels and sleeves and increase the brand recognition in the retail shelf. Our technology provides a solution for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) based on high-barrier liner on the tray, which can be hermetically sealed with lidding films. Jospak tray is suitable for packing of diverse food products.


Idea Title

Jospak - The future is in the package.

Company / Organization Name

Jospak Oy

Website

http://www.jospak.com/

Where are you / your team located?

Forssa, Finland.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Our tray solution will help the consumers to reduce the space-consuming rigid plastic waste in the households, which is often not recyclable. Board materials are renewable and replacing fossil-based plastics.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Jospak tray solution can be implemented globally. Our pilot operations are located in Finland and our target is to commercialize it in Europe in the 1st stage.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Our next step is to start production-scale operations based on pilot customer commitment(s). This will require investments in production line and related operating environment and thus further financing.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Piloting: You have started to implement your solution as a whole with a first set of real users. You may have started to develop a business model for your idea, including identifying key customer segments, relevant partnerships, go-to-market strategy, and draft financials.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Our goal is to commercialize the tray solution in 2018. The NPEAP would help us to finalize the development in terms of commercial and technical feasibility and extend our professional network with valuable advisors. Furthermore, it would increase our credibility as a serious game-changer in the packaging industry and support our sales, marketing and funding activities. The next key step is to invest in the first production line based on pilot customer agreement(s).

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Jospak is the sister company of Finnish Jomet Oy, which designs, manufactures, integrates and maintains state-of-the-art packing, palletising and material handling solutions. The idea to develop a tray packaging solution based on fiber-material came initially four years ago from Jomet´s customer Metsä Board. Jouni Suokas, the entrepreneur behind Jomet and Jospak, started to develop the concept and established Jospak Oy in 2014.

Tell us about your work experience

Our team has an extensive experience in packaging and food business from R&D to sales, production and logistics. We also have knowhow in automatic packaging solutions and machine engineering.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Jospak Oy is a limited company registered in 2014 in Finland.

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