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Boosting the market for moulded pulp

After years of negotiations between industry and EU law makers, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) has been finalized. It creates a much welcome tailwind for the moulded pulp industry and its customers to replace single-use plastic packaging by products made of agricultural secondary resources and recycled paper and cardboard. It provides legal planning security for companies and investors to move away from plastic to truly sustainable packaging formats.

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There is no future for polystyrene packaging

The French EPS-ban in 2025 shows that replacing this toxic material by alternatives like moulded pulp would be feasible at short-term in other European countries as well.

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EMPPA Association Day 2023, Paris

The EMPPA Association Day took place in Paris this year. It is becoming the key platform for professional exchange between moulded pulp producers in Europe.

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What we stand for

  1. Promote the Moulded Pulp as a sustainable solution in politics, businesses and society
  2. Create a strong lobby for pulp: influence the decision making and law making process in politics to anchor pulp products in local and European legislation
  3. Create a networking and educational platform for all companies and organisations working in and around moulded pulp
  4. Foster and conduct research and development in the are of moulded pulp
  5. Set standards and certificates to build trust and reliability for users
  6. Conduct industry and market studies
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Our mission


Facilitating the exchange of know-how, the creation of joint ventures and the stimulation of investment and trade within the EU Common Market.


Representing the interests of producers, users and affiliates of moulded pulp products at the EU level, speaking to policy makers with one voice.

Facilitating Innovation

Promoting the development of next generation molding pulp technologies, common standards and collaboration between partners of our industry.

EMPPA is the voice to change for a more sustainable world

EMPPA is the voice for all producers, users and affiliates of moulded pulp products in Europe. It promotes moulded pulp in politics, businesses and society and helps to form a truly sustainable circular economy.

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