Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Protective Packaging
Made from 100% recycled paper, molded fiber/molded pulp is a cost effective and environmentally friendly packaging solution that reduces packing labor and require less storage space while providing superior protection at every stage of the supply chain.
The inherent flexibility of molded fiber offers substantial cushioning qualities and the "geometry" that we incorporate into each design lends strength to each part.
For over 30 years, UFP Technologies’ molded fiber group has been delivering innovative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, protective packaging solutions for consumer goods, electronics, and industrial products to customers across North America.
Features and Benefits
|Molded fiber is cost competitive||Helps reduce packaging costs|
|Material is strong, yet flexible||Provides excellent product protection|
|Molded fiber packaging nests and stacks easily||Efficient use of shipping and storage space|
|Molded fiber comes ready to use with no assembly needed||Reduces labor required for packaging end product|
|Made from recycled material and is recyclable||An environmentally friendly protective package|
|Tools are precision machined from aluminum or plastic||Better precision in manufacturing, tools last longer|
|UFP Technologies is vertically integrated||Control over entire development process|
|Experienced designers||Good designs can improve performance and cut costs|
|Most capacity in the industry||Economies of scale can help reduce overall costs|
Packaging Material Comparison
|Shipping & storage efficiency||Nests well||Stores flat||Nests well||No nesting|
|Project development time||4-6 weeks||2-3 weeks||4-6 weeks||4-6 weeks|
|Assembly & handling||No assembly required||Assembly required||No assembly required||No assembly required|
|Environmental||Recycled and recyclable||Some recycled content||Some recycled content||Claims to be but not practical|
When Molded Fiber Is Not A Fit
There are several other criteria that would tend to challenge the use of molded fiber as a packaging medium, including:
- If the product cannot be exposed to fiber particles
- Electrostatic discharge (ESD): Molded fiber cannot be used in an environment that is susceptible to ESD.