Think Circular, Less is More

We revolutionize the packaging industry by upcycling the hard-to-recycle items into materials for new applications.


Packaging Material stakeholders have given rise to more landfill sites in Malaysia. 33kt/day MSW is equivalent to 1.17kg/person per day


Price & Availability of Raw Material are important concerns for Manufacturers. An extreme surge in pulp price make coated and uncoated paper and paperboard costlier by 65 to 70% than before.


ASEAN countries been perceived as International Dumping Ground. Malaysia is still far behind in recycling rate at 28.1% in 2019.

What we do in Materials In Works.

“Through solutions we create, we see positive progress on environmental issues.”


Recovered Cellulose Pulp

A lignin free, wet form chemical pulp with a mixture of Nordic Hardwood and Shortwood fibers and it comes with high cellulose content (over 90%). The low kappa number recovered cellulose fibers is feasible for making specialty papers, tissues, food packaging and more in the industry.

Our Plans


Secure Resources

  • Company founded with in depth market research conducted.
  • Research collaboration with researchers from public universities.
  • Focusing on lab experiments and technological development.

Secure Funding

  • Bring Materials In Works’ proprietary upcycling technology from lab-scale to commercialization.
  • Strengthen the patent protection of the technology.
  • Fund the R&D needed to optimize the target product and process.

Pilot Plant Setup

  • Set-up a pilot plant to support product and process innovation.
  • Build out a solid team to sustain the scale-up phase. 
  • Process operational at industry standard equipment. 

Secure Resources

  • Piloting phase completed.
  • Acquired pilot customers.
  •  Ramp-up production with product meeting customers’ requirements.

Why Choose Us?

Attention to Details

It’s our attention to the small stuff, scheduling of timelines and keen project management that makes us stand out from the rest. We are innovative, while keeping a close eye on the calendar and your budget.

A Plan for Success

We are a result orientated company with the best team on-board to solve on your issue with up front research – of your company, products, target market and value chain stakeholders demand. Only after we fully understand you and your customers, do we recommend a plan of solution.

Experts Only

First Impressions is comprised of specialists with corporate and industrial experience that hail from various backgrounds. As such, the initiatives are supported by Malaysia Public Universities and associate partners.

Associate Partners


Hear from our partners

Materials In Works had everything we looked for, a Greener solution! We really appreciated their effort and initiative for taking into consideration on what we experienced of. We will use Materials In Works service when their solution is ready.

Mr. Karlven Teng / Mr. Surapong Laosutthi PMC Label

We are always on the journey to find a Greener solution for our customers in the region. Materials In Works solution sound very appealing to my customers, they remodel on how waste should be ended. We couldn’t wait for their solution to be ready!

Mr. Aneesh Madhavan UPM Raflatac

    Join Us

    “Through solutions we create, we see positive progress on environmental issues.”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Circular Economy

    We are looking at setting up a 1 ton capacity pilot plant with a semi-automatic process. This pilot plant will enable the progression of MIW’s upcycling technology to a point of commercial readiness, as well as acting as a meeting point for label packaging stakeholders to work together to close the loop.

    Materials In Works has developed a scalable upcycling technology to produce sustainable raw material from ‘hard-to-recycle’ waste packaging materials. This involves a fundamental shift from conventional ways of obtaining raw materials that are environmentally harmful and release enormous amounts of GreenHouse Gasses.



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    At Materials In Works, we are always innovating on how to conserve resources by upcycling wastes back into raw materials again in reducing negative impacts towards environment. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team through our contact page.

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