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Fibre Technologies, LLC

501 S. 9th St.
Reading, PA 19602
United States

Fibre Technologies LLC was founded in 2000 and has been committed to the development, sales and production of lightweight high-performance packaging since that time. Our most important contribution has been in the development of ultra-lightweight and lightweight corrugated case material in basis weights under 90gsm. These LW substrates have been engineered into composites that achieve high CD-SCT levels and that are more efficient than traditional containerboard at lower unit cost using 100% recycled fiber. This transformation to lightweight HP delivers benefits to the mill, the converter and the end-user. Typically fiber reductions of 30-50% are possible. Conversely ECT performance can be improved significantly at any given basis weight.

Super lightweight 100% recycled corrugated case material is still viewed by many as inappropriate for use in agricultural, fresh meat, poultry and other high-stress packaging applications. Contrariwise it has been demonstrated that recycled-fiber based containerboard in very light basis weights, if engineered properly, can perform as well as heavier, virgin-based and more expensive grades. Given this, it is likely that even export markets will be developed for these engineered substrates.