No longer will you find it just holding a dozen eggs, but the pulp is being molded into applications to hold your new smart phone, electronics, cosmetics and even your new razor. The molded pulp packaging is made from virgin fibers that are sustainable. It is then cured-in-mold and baked to perfection. This is known as a type 3 molded pulp that has smooth surfaces, clean edges and a natural white color. It carries the claim of biodegradable and being compostable because it is. Many of these packaging products can be laminated with a PLA polymer which would allow it to hold liquid, be microwavable and hold to temperatures of 320F. So, when in doubt, ask the experts, MPE to learn about your best options for sustainable packaging.
Molded pulp packaging is showing up everywhere!
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