A major online retailer was in need of an economical, environmentally friendly tray and envelope shipping solution to replace their bulky and expensive corrugated box. Our engineers worked closely with our customer to design a molded fiber tray made from only newspaper and water that fit securely in their printed envelope to protect their product from damage in transit.
Innovative health and beauty products manufacturer Aveda works with UFP Technologies to introduce molded pulp packaging into the cosmetics industry with the award winning packaging design for the Uruku Lipstick line.
UFP Technologies introduces a line of stock items manufactured by its molded fiber brand that require no tooling investment by the end user.
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. As a result, the company enjoys both cost savings and environmental benefits.
Sustainability and recyclability are major concerns facing the global packaging industry along with demonstrating concern for the environment to customers. A leading, domestic foam supplier was in need of an environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging material.
As trendsetters such as Walmart have shown, working with suppliers to create sustainable packaging is vital for retailers and manufacturers looking to reduce input, transport, storage, and disposal costs, as well as promote their concern for the environment to consumers.
With words like a ‘sustainability’ and ‘organic’ becoming common rhetoric in the 21st century, there is no question that in today’s day and age the color ‘green’ carries a lot of weight. All members of the supply chain, from manufacturers to consumers, are becoming more in tune with how their decisions impact our planet and its future.
In the early 1990’s, UFP Technologies was the first North American molded fiber manufacturing organization to commercially develop what was traditionally known as the ‘egg carton process’ into custom industrial molded pulp packaging. More than twenty years later, UFP Technologies continues to remain a leader in the molded fiber industry in the design and manufacturing of protective packaging solutions.
For us here at UFP Technologies, innovation can come in many different forms. From more efficient manufacturing processes to advances in materials, we see it as our job to continuously search for new improvements that add greater value for our customers. Many times, innovation comes in the form of specialty packaging or a component design that exceeds expectations.
Recent reports indicate that consumer demand for green packaging is continuing to increase1, as consumers are becoming more aware and in tune with the lifecycle and environmental impact of the products they purchase. Undoubtedly, sustainability and ‘green’ efficiencies continue to play a much greater role in consumer purchasing decisions than in the past and are consequently driving change among the industry.
Direct-to-consumer wine sales and shipments are on the rise nationally and there is no indication of this trend slowing down anytime soon. As reported by Wine & Vines magazine and ShipCompliant, the value of the direct-to-consumer wine shipments marketplace exceeded $1.34 billion from May 2011 to April 2012, culminating to an impressive 11.5% growth rate for this 12-month period.
The choices for shipping wine are endless – from gift boxes to Styrofoam systems, there are a variety of different packaging methods available to protect your beloved bottles. With so many different options, how do you know what is best for you? Well, we can help make the decision a little easier for you with our own innovative wine packaging system that offers a number of benefits unmatched by other solutions currently on the market.