Yes, there are design requirements for thermoformed molded pulp. Due to the process of the pulp from the beginning when the slurry is poured into the mold to the end process when the mold is dried, the design criteria is relevant to the high quality of our product. (Ad link to design criteria pdf)
The pulp in our molded pulp products is derived from sustainable resources such as bamboo, bagasse, wheat, straw and blends of grass fiber. Traditional wood fibers and corrugated paper drops are also available.
Bagasse is a fibrous substance derived from sugarcane that is left after plant stalks are crushed to extract the juices from it. With renewable growth of between 2 to 3 times per year it is a highly sustainable material choice. Bagasse products are durable and sturdy with a high heat tolerance and a natural feel and texture. Being fully compostable and suitable for direct contact with food makes it a popular material choice for a wide range of applications.
Yes, the pulp is sustainable, biodegradable and compostable. As a result, all of our molded pulp products are eco-friendly.
Absolutely, in fact they provide an economical, biodegradable and recyclable alternative to plastics.
Molded pulp can be colored which is referred to as Type 4 pulp. It is colored in the last process of the pulp. The container can also be embossed with your logo or initial, be screen or laser printed and can also hold a label securely.
Any company striving for a social responsibility can utilize molded pulp products in their packaging. Type III Molded Pulp has the look and feel of plastic. It is smooth, clean-edged and thin-walled. In addition, it is biodegradable, compostable and derived from sustainable resources. Molded Pulp is ideal for medical, electronic, cosmetic, technology and retail product industries, to name just a few.
Yes, there are different types of pulp. Not only can it be derived from different resources, the pulp also is manufactured in different processes. Type 1 or precision molded is made out of Kraft paper and has an unfinished surface. Type 2 or Transfer molded pulp is air dried and is used in such applications as egg cartons. Type 3 is thermoformed and cured-in-mold. It has all of the qualities that you would desire in packaging such as, thin walls, clean edges, smooth finish and natural white in color. Type 4 or processed pulp is a pulp product that has either a coating, laminate, color or something added to it.