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Protecting Products & The Environment Since 1991

What Makes Our Molded Fiber Operations Unique

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.  So, what is it that has allowed UFP Technologies’ molded fiber operations to achieve sustained success as the best in the business? The answer is simple: experience and expertise.  Our talented team of engineers have developed unique manufacturing capabilities and patented design processes which allows us to continually provide innovative solutions for our customers.  Below are just a few of the things that set UFP Technologies apart from the rest:

Expertise Around Solving Customer Problems

Molded Fiber Packaging by UFP TechnologiesUFP Technologies’ number one operating principle is to serve our customers.  With ten percent of our team comprised of engineers with an average tenure of twelve years, UFP Technologies has tremendous experience in creatively solving our customers’ unique problems.  Our engineers are able to adapt their expert knowledge to a diverse range of different markets.  Innovative creativity and advance manufacturing techniques provide UFP Technologies’ engineering teams the opportunity to be versatile in their work.  As a result of this flexibility, we have used molded fiber for a whole world of applications including wine shipping, personal computers, candles, and health & beauty products just to name a few.  UFP Technologies will customize its molded fiber operations and techniques in order to guarantee a solution that resolves our customers’ diverse challenges.

Drop Test Accuracy

UFP Technologies produces only the highest quality molded fiber packaging solutions, which can be illustrated by their ability to pass stringent drop tests.  Drop tests are used to determine a packaging design’s ability to retain and protect its contents after a free fall.  As such, UFP Technologies’ molded fiber material is an excellent protective packaging medium.   The “geometry” that UFP Technologies incorporates into each design lends strength to each part.  UFP Technologies uses proprietary equipment that is able to manufacture deep draw designs with steeper draft angles than typical molded pulp manufacturers.

With our proprietary manufacturing processes and experienced engineers, UFP Technologies can design packaging to protect both heavy and delicate items, an advanced capability that leads the industry in innovation.  For example, in the past UFP Technologies’ has created protective packaging for a brand name personal computer that was the only design among all of its competitors to pass severe drop tests.  The molded fiber packaging was both sturdy and effective, and offered substantial cushioning thanks to its inherent flexibility.  UFP Technologies’ molded fiber packaging can be tested in-house as well as at independent ISTA certified packaging laboratories.

UFP Technologies’ molded fiber operations are continuously seeking new and improved ways to enhance our protective packaging solutions, while never compromising the quality of the material.  Remaining at the forefront of the industry, UFP Technologies’ molded fiber packaging can offer you a sustainable solution that provides the flexibility, strength and aesthetics that you are looking for.