Designed properly, molded pulp end caps can provide the shock and vibration resistance required for many packaging applications. Because they nest and stack up to 70% more efficiently than EPS, molded pulp can be very cost competitive against EPS and save significantly in terms of storage and shipping costs. Add these features to the obvious environmental benefits that molded pulp delivers and it is easy to see why so many companies are turning to molded pulp end caps and edge guards for their interior packaging needs.
UFP Technologies Creates Recycled Packaging for Lexmark
With the help of a low-cost prototype tool, ink-jet printer manufacturer Lexmark was able to successfully test molded fiber cushions as a means of protective packaging.
Packaging engineers face the daily challenge of developing environmentally responsible packaging while at the same time controlling costs. When Lexington, KY-based Lexmark Intl. developed a new model of ink-jet printer, the company’s challenge was to find a packaging solution that would pass drop tests, be environmentally sound, and take up considerably less space in order to reduce both shipping and storage costs. Read complete story...