TIME selects Zume and Solenis’ PFAS-free packaging line as one of the best inventions of 2022

TIME selects Zume and Solenis’ PFAS-free packaging line as one of the best inventions of 2022


CAMAILLO, Calif. (November 10, 2022)juicethe global sustainability solutions company that creates molded fiber substitutes for single-use plastics, has been named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022 for its line of PFAS-free packaging developed in collaboration with Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals. TIME’s annual list features 200 innovative products that are changing the way we live in the sectors of education, health, finance, social good, transportation and more. For more information, visit: https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2022/6228886/zume-solenis-pfas-free-packaging/


Every year 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced worldwide. Without a viable alternative, brands must continue to use plastic or packaging made from harmful chemicals called PFAS that have been linked to health risks including cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, asthma and thyroid disease.


Zume and Solenis have teamed up to create a line of PFAS-free packaging to provide brands with a sustainable solution that also maintains the performance consumers expect. The Zume and Solenis line is compostable, made from natural materials reused as agricultural waste, and includes a full line of hot cup lids, bowls, plates, premium egg cartons, coffee cup lids, protein trays, and cocktail cups. yogurt.


“We can’t expect brands to abandon plastic and foam without a viable solution that matches their performance and cost,” said Alex Garden, Zume’s president and chief executive officer. “It has been an honor to work with our partners at Solenis, who are experts in functional additives to enable a PFAS-free future for some of the world’s largest brands. We are grateful to TIME for recognizing our solution and mission to convert up to $20 billion in single-use plastic.”


By combining Zume’s advanced molded fiber manufacturing capabilities with our expertise in sustainable barrier chemistry, we’ve created a solution that can replace entire categories of single-use plastic and reduce the presence of harmful chemicals, and that’s something what we are deeply proud of. Solenis CEO John Panichella said. “It’s an honor to be featured in TIME alongside other featured sustainability solutions.”


Launched in June 2022, the PFAS-free packaging line is now available worldwide and has expanded to additional Zume partners, including some of the largest CPG brands, national and international retailers, food producers and more. .


See the full list of the best inventions of 2022 here: time.com/best-inventions-2022.


To learn more about Zume, visit zume.com and for more information on Solenis, visit https://www.solenis.com/en.


About Zume
Founded in 2015, juice is actively reducing the world’s plastic waste with economically viable substitutes for plastic packaging. As creators of the world’s most advanced molded fiber manufacturing system, Zume is a global provider of sustainability solutions, offering a wide range of sustainable manufacturing solutions and services in the food, beverage, healthcare and CPG categories. For more information, go to zume.com.



About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on providing sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries such as pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towels, oil and gas, oil refining, petroleum, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, energy, municipal, and pool and spa markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company’s product portfolio includes a wide range of water treatment chemicals, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. Customers use these technologies to improve operational efficiency, improve product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and keep water healthy. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 48 manufacturing plants strategically located around the world and employs a team of more than 6,400 professionals in 120 countries on five continents. Solenis is one of the best managed companies in the US in 2022.

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