Pulp packaging is taking on a whole new role as big box stores and companies with a social awareness are looking for alternatives to packaging large items. Packaging for electronics can be labor intensive, non-recyclable and a nuisance to the consumer. Not only that, but the cartons can be very large. The search goes on for an alternative to non-recyclable packaging and a company that has the design and technological capability to make it happen.
Why Pulp Packaging?
Pulp packaging is biodegradable, sustainable and in most cases, compostable. There are so many new technologies for pulp that it makes it a great alternative to most packaging. For instance, a razor that was placed in a plastic pack could change to a pulp style pack. The pulp would be molded to fit each part that needs to be included. If it is then to be placed in a box with either printing or a label, then the package just became even more environmentally friendly. In some cases, the product may need to be viewed through a clear plastic cover. If this is the case, there are plastic covers that can be recycled. At least the pulp packaging reduces the plastic to a much lesser amount as compared to the original full plastic container. This is exactly what many companies are looking for as they increase their social responsibility. Whether it’s a large electronic device or a small retail item, pulp can take the place of plastic without breaking the bank.
Is Pulp Strong Enough?
When we think about pulp, paper is the first thought that comes to mind. How could paper be strong enough to package a retail item that weighs 25 pounds? It’s all in the molding method and the grams of pulp that are needed to produce a strong part to hold the weight. A molded pulp mold is made out of aluminum, similar to a plastic mold. Due to the improved molding technology for pulp, it is evident that you can design a package for just about any type of item. https://www.moldedpulpengineering.com/design-services/
Pulp Advanced Technology
It is just a matter of time that molded pulp technology will continue advancing allowing pulp to take on many new roles. We are already seeing pulp being used in the oven and microwave, hold hot and cold liquid and withstand freezing temperatures without getting soggy. I have seen pulp packaging for electronic desks weighing over 50 pounds as well as smart phone packaging that is so smooth you would think it was plastic. Molded pulp is all over hospitals as an alternative to plastic being used for single use kidney shaped bowls , wash basins and even glove dispensers. I have to say, I’m excited to see what will be next for molded pulp engineering. There is a great need for environmentally friendly packaging, it is now up to industries to make the switch. Please take a moment to view this National Geographic video. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video+about+plastic+garbage&view=detail&mid=5F6D175D4B675DE2D4635F6D175D4B675DE2D463&FORM=VIRE