Pulp molded packaging is an environmentally and truly a sustainable packaging.
Demands in the packaging industry to avoid the use of styrofoam, plastics and other petroleum based packaging have contributed to the upward surge of this packaging application. Throw-away packaging that harms the environment will be subject to higher costs and government restrictions. In addition, many consumers are aware of the hazards of styrofoam and plastic packaging and therefore avoid buying products that have these.
There is no greener packaging solution than a pulp molded packaging – it is made from 100% recycled paper.
The many benefits of molded pulp:
- Environmentally Friendly – Recyclable, biodegradable, AND compostable
- Manufactured with 100% recycled materials
- Price Stability – Long term price guarantee. Minimal dependence on volatile price fluctuations of oil, gas and resins
- Lower cost than other protective packaging e.g. foams and thermoformed plastics
- Protection – Superior shock and vibration cushioning
- Durable – Unaffected by extremes in temperature
- Space Savings – Nestable and stackable, reducing storage costs as much as 70%
- Custom Design – Can be engineered to your specifications
The Molded Pulp Process
Step 1: Recycling The Paper
Old newspaper, magazines, cardboard and any type of waste paper is added to our pulper.
Step 2: The Pulper
The waste paper goes into a pulper. Just like a giant blender, the pulper shreds up the paper and along with a water mix it then mashes everything to help break apart the paper turning it into fibers. After 20 minutes the mixture becomes pulp. This watery mixture has the consistency of oatmeal.
Step 3: Molding The Pulp
The pulp is then transferred to formation molds where the pulp is shaped to specifications to create a range of packaging designs.
Step 4: Drying
After the pulp is molded and shaped it is then dropped onto a conveyer belt where it is sent through a dryer. Similar to a massive oven, this piece of equipment drys the molded pulp where it evaporates the water. This bonds the fibers together and it solidifies.
Step 5: Complete
After exiting the dryer, the molded pulp is dried and the process is now complete