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Moorim P&P signs an MOU with Kolmar Korea
Moorim P&P, Korea’s only company with businesses encompassing pulp manufacturing, paper manufacturing and new materials has signed an MOU with Kolmar Korea, an internationally renowned ODM company for skincare products on July 6th. The MOU will lay the groundwork for strategic alliance in the development of environment-friendly packaging and ingredients for skincare products.
▲ President Dogyun Lee of Moorim P&P (left) and President Byeongjun Ahn of Kolmar Korea (right) signed an agreement on July 6th, outlining future cooperation in the development of environment-friendly paper packaging materials and ingredients used for skincare products.
As an increasing number of companies seek to adopt values associated with the environment, society and governance into their business management company, Moorim, too has presented a new direction for environment-friendly products as a leader in its industry and re-affirmed its commitment to take the lead in invigorating the market.
The latest agreement between Moorim P&P and Kolmar Korea will kick-start the R&D in applying the naturally derived material, ‘nano-cellulose to containers, packaging and even ingredients used for skincare products. This is of particular note as paper and pulp are considered one of the most environment-friendly materials that can be used in this industry and nano-cellulose is derived from pulp. Nano-cellulose, derived from environment-friendly materials, is known to be effective in reinforcing hydration. This has prompted much research for further application in a wider range of industries. In Korea, Moorim is the only company to produce pulp in-house and have a competitive edge in related technologies.
President Dogyun Lee of Moorim commented at the signing ceremony, “The environment-friendliness of paper which is close to its natural form, has been widely recognized. We are taking one step forward from using environment-friendly paper for packaging to develop environment-friendly nano-cellulose that can be applied even as an ingredient in skincare products. We have high hopes that this will open a genuinely environment-friendly era within the skincare industry.”
The signing of the latest MOU is in fact not the first of such cooperation. Towards the end of last year, Kolmar Korea used paper produced by Moorim to create an environment-friendly paper tube container for its skincare products, the first of its kind in Korea. As the paper tube containers replace the existing plastic containers, the use of plastic has been saved by approximately 80%, drawing much attention from the industry. From the very early stages of project conception, Kolmar Korea opted for paper produced by Moorim, a company that has been recognized for its advanced technologies in manufacturing environment-friendly paper. Kolmar’s strategy is to draw further on this technological synergy that has been verified through the production of paper tube products, to lead the market.
President Byeongjun Ahn of Kolmar Korea noted, “Since its establishment, Kolmar Korea has been leading the market with its outstanding R&D capabilities. It has also presented new paradigms in the packaging of skincare products. The MOU with Moorim P&P will allow us to usher in a new eco-system for environment-friendly skincare packaging, which will in turn reinforce ESG values in the management of the company.”