The laws of nature speak loud and clear; we need to replace materials threatening our planet and minimise waste creating a negative environmental impact. That's what drives us at Paboco. We are a spearhead innovation company with a single purpose: to pioneer the transformation to sustainable bottle packaging.
Rooted in research and product development, we are here to challenge the bottle industry as we know it by sparking the fusion of paper packaging innovation and manufacturing systems. Through our innovation project, we aim to deliver scalable paper bottle solutions designed for customer business, and ultimately provide consumers with better packaging choices for a sustainable everyday life.
Started in 2019, Paboco is a joint venture between paper packaging material developer BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla. Grown from the start-up and innovation expert EcoXpac.
Our office is located in Slangerup, close to Copenhagen, but our business and operations involves collaborations with leading experts in several European countries.
Michael Michelsen – Business Development Manager, Paboco
Paboco was founded with the purpose of embracing and driving the ongoing paper bottle project, an innovation community and platform, joining some of the world's leading experts in materials, design and technology.
The project was started by Danish innovation company EcoXpac in 2010, with the Carlsberg Group joining in 2015 to initiate the “The green fibre bottle”, a project where Carlsberg and EcoXpac were collaborating on a first paper bottle prototype based on recycled fibres. In parallel, BillerudKorsnäs was also in the process of exploring the possibilities of another paper bottle product.
Evidently, the three companies had assumed a similar challenge, which soon led to a joint innovation platform. EcoXpac had competence in pulp moulding and tool manufacturing, but needed support on fibre technology, stock preparation, paper making, barriers, upscaling, market opportunities etc.
As the project progressed, BillerudKorsnäs became a majority shareholder in EcoXpac. A partnership discussion with bottle manufacturer Alpla was initiated, which ultimately led to the decision to continue the project in a new company suit now called Paboco, the paper bottle company, launched in 2019.
BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla share the ambition to drive packaging innovation in a sustainable direction. They now own equal shares in our company. A minority share is held by Jesper Servé Holding representing the founder family.
“We are preparing for a world based on renewable resources. With unwavering ambition, we journey alongside the industry’s best. The fibre-based paper bottle will impact the future, as the solution designed for circularity. As an ambassador of this future, you are securing your brand and consumers for years to come.”
Jesper Servé 1964-2018 / Founder EcoXpac