Partnerships making circular economy a reality
Aquapak aims to be the partner of choice for environmental packaging for the packaging manufacturers for the major brands and retailers. It works in collaboration with the brands and retailers, and packaging manufacturers to design circular economy solutions to replace single use plastic packaging. This collaboration aims at using existing manufacturing infrastructure, wherever possible, and finding end of life solutions which fit into current waste re-processing streams.
We’ve collaborated with DS Smith to develop sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions to replace single-use, hard-to-recycle plastic using Hydropol™ polymer.
Our technology has evolved in collaboration with a number of universities, who have proven leading expertise in technical environmental polymers.
Loughborough University, UK
Exploring Adhesion and Cohesion in Processing
Heriot-Watt University, UK
Exploring Eco-toxicological studies
University of York, UK
Working with the Biorenewable Development Centre exploring Anaerobic Digestion
University of Leeds, UK
Working with the Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)
University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Exploring Melt Rheology
University of Birmingham, UK
Aston University, UK
Exploring tissue scaffolds and stabilisation chemistry
Aberystwyth University, UK
Exploring bio-based feedstock
University of Manchester, UK
Exploring chemical & mechanical recycling
University of Sheffield, UK
Exploring healthcare packaging
University of Bradford, UK
Exploring process flow measurement
University of Warwick, UK
Exploring melt flow and composites
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Aquapak is one of a small number of raw material suppliers who have signed the Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to eliminate plastic pollution at source.