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bbi-2023-01-The science of sustainability

Viktoria Pakhnyuk, PhD, Sustainable Product Development Manager, Kwik Lok, contributed to this article

Widely different concepts, approaches and methods lead to advancing sustainability throughout a company’s
operations. For Kwik Lok, sustainable materials used in packaging closures are the immediately visible result of
this mindset. And, this priority also influences the process.

Just before the end of 2022, Kwik Lok launched Fibre-Lok in the US, following a successful reception from the Australian market of a recyclable lok made of 100% post-consumer recycled fibers. Kwik Lok also released a certified home-compostable version of the locks (branded as ‘loks’) in the European market, made of responsibly sourced natural cellulose wood and cotton fibers. Each product provides the same functionality and durability that the plastic version brings. The Fibre-Lok joins a sustainable family of products including the Eco-Lok, a closure launched in 2019, formulated with a plant-based biopolymer – NuPlastiQ. Producing this material lowers the use of traditional plastics; it is reusable and metal detector-compatible.