From our humble beginning in 1939, we’ve believed that recycled packaging would help the planet. We’ve built our sustainable protective products and green culture in the pursuit of always finding the best solutions for our clients. Not only does molded pulp packaging free up warehouse and freight space for our clients, but it helps reduce their carbon footprint.
The molded pulp paper packaging market is projected to grow through 2027 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.3 percent to $5.7 billion. As an eco-friendly packaging option, the industry aims to reduce all virgin paper sources to zero. We offer the following guide to better understand molded pulp packaging products and the benefits they provide.
Made From Biodegradable and Sustainable Sources
The switch to molded pulp outperforms other packaging materials, including plastic, glass, and styrofoam. By manufacturing packaging made from 100 percent renewable, compostable, and biodegradable materials, we bring our clients green results. Plus, by 3D printing our products, we can create exactly what they need.
While there are many recycled fibrous materials, such as wheat straw, bamboo, and sugarcane, that have various applications, we exclusively use paper and cardboard pulp that has been recycled, given its plentiful availability and because it allows us to make efficient use of a local natural resource. These materials result in strength, durability, and money saved.
To craft our high-quality packaging materials, we take recycled raw pulp and blend it with water to make a slurry. The slurry is pulled through a mesh filter via a vacuum until the desired thickness is achieved. Pulp is one of the most versatile materials as it can be recycled repeatedly after its useful life.
Save Space and Ship More with Less Carbon Emissions
In addition to being better for the environment, our shipping and warehouse storage products are better for business. Using our durable, space-saving shipping products enables our clients to ship more units per truckload, effectively saving labor, trips, and money. Shipping and warehousing pulp packaging is much more efficient and less expensive compared to utilizing EPS plastic or foam packaging.
We offer a great variety of products that will help to improve your company’s operations and protect the planet at the same time. One of these products is our eco-conscious and filler-free molasses-based cattle tubs. These tubs, which feature our proprietary microbial activator technology, can be crafted to meet your exact specifications, ensuring that performance and efficiency are optimized. Their eco-friendly composition eliminates the need for disposal, which saves your team time and reduces your impact on the environment. It’s a win-win for both you and the planet.
Our roll cradles are also made of recycled, all-natural materials. Similar to our other packaging solutions, these are lightweight, stackable, crafted to reduce environmental impacts, and extra sturdy. Their tough design provides superior protection for shipping cylindrical cargo.
Because of our products’ nesting qualities, it’s less expensive to ship with our products than those of the competition. When it’s time to ship, molded pulp packaging cuts the shipping volume by 50 percent.
The shift to recycled newsprint and paperboard gives industrial customers another reason to purchase our products. You don’t have to settle for thermoformed and other foam options; instead, use our Type 1 heavy-wall molded pulp for shipping. We also offer individual pieces like Heavy-Wall molded pulp for extra support of products weighing over 10 pounds.
Avoid Products That Harm the Environment
Minimize waste and use packaging that won’t harm the environment. Instead of styrofoam or plastic containers, use molded pulp and recycled packaging materials.
Molded pulp packaging uses 100 percent waste byproducts as its composition versus plastic substitutes that typically utilize 9 percent recycled plastic, at most. Plastic is also less cost-effective because it’s strictly for holding a box shape and cannot meet the other green needs of our many products.
Bubble wrap is used for fragile products and is hard to recycle. It’s also an explosive hazard because it contains plentiful oxygen throughout.
Styrofoam, invented in 1944, is made of styrene converted to polystyrene through polymerization with the addition of a hydrofluorocarbon activator. Mostly used in the food industry, it releases air pollutants that can deplete the ozone layer when exposed to light.
Environmentally Friendly Solutions
Keiding’s recycled packaging solutions are durable, environmentally friendly, customizable, and delivered at scale. Reach out today to learn more.