Regional News  |  17 May 2023
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Collaboration Fosters Innovation

  • BASF in collaboration with Pulpex Ltd has picked up the first SCI® Award for Innovation Enabled by Partnership
  • Award represents SCI’s core principle of ‘collaborating to foster innovation and to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society’

BASF in collaboration with Pulpex Ltd has picked up the first SCI® Award for Innovation Enabled by Partnership.

BASF and Pulpex worked together to develop the concept in close conjunction with its other corporate partners. The underlying mission was to develop a bottle that was renewable, biodegradable and recyclable through existing paper recycling schemes. The resulting fibre bottle is lightweight and offers brand owners a sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic and glass bottles.

BASF has a long tradition as a supplier of innovative solutions for the packaging industry and has an expert network of highly experienced technicians that support customers in product development and process optimisation.

Vikki Callaghan, Packaging Project Manager at BASF plc, commented, "We are helping to drive positive innovation in the packaging industry and are determined to help deliver sustainable packaging materials where we can, while ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of our products. Working closely and openly with partners was vital for the success of this project. It really is a story of rapid innovation, custom formulated chemistry and international brand owner collaboration.” 

Tony Heslop, BASF’s Senior Sustainability Manager, UK & Ireland, joined Vikki to pick up the award. He commented, “To be a finalist along with the other remarkable projects was a real privilege, to win was an absolute honour.”

Scott Winston, CEO Pulpex Ltd was equally delighted to celebrate the success: "Alongside BASF and our other close collaborators, we continue to show the incredible power of partnership and how it can drive science and innovation forward at scale. Congratulations to all the winners!"

Emma Gregory
Emma Gregory
External Communications

Pictured left to right: Tony Heslop, BASF Plc Senior Sustainability Manager; Vikki Callaghan BASF Plc Packaging Project Manager; Scott Winston, CEO Pulpex Ltd

Last Update 17 May 2023