Operating a warehouse is expensive, so companies want to ensure they maximize the use of every square foot. Because of the high cost of acquiring, storing, and shipping inventory, smart companies look for innovative solutions to make the most of their storage space.
Warehouse management has a critical task, given how much companies invest in inventory and its storage. Inventory can eat up to 35 percent of a start-up’s operational budget, and that does not even include shipping costs. Companies spend between $55 and $70 per square foot to build a warehouse to store that inventory.
The stackable nature of Keiding’s heavy-wall molded pulp packaging can help optimize space in your warehouse or facility. Our packaging is adaptable, customizable, and designed to take up minimal space. And saving space is just one of many reasons why adopting molded pulp packaging is an economical business choice.
Looking to Packaging History
Historically, polystyrene foam and hexacomb packaging have been popular choices for warehouses. These packaging solutions are well-known and fit most products.
Polystyrene foam – known commercially as Styrofoam – is polymerized when an activated hydrofluorocarbon agent transforms styrene into polystyrene. The mix shrinks under pressure to form a foam board. Polystyrene foam is used for food but is brittle and releases air pollutants.
Unlike polystyrene foam, hexacomb is primarily made from paper, forming when individual bands of kraft paper merge to create intertwined loops of hexagonal cells. Hexacomb’s strengths include being lightweight and biodegradable, but it’s inflexible. While hexacomb has some advantages, it can reduce shipping capacity significantly.
While styrofoam and hexacomb are traditional, reliable packaging solutions, they contribute to inventory storage difficulties. Molded pulp packaging is a space-saving and environmentally friendly warehouse solution.
Moving Towards the Future: Molded Pulp Packaging
A recent customer was using a five-part hexacomb packaging for an industrial electronic component. The size and complexity of this packaging solution resulted in an increased need for storage space, higher shipping, production, and warehousing costs, and longer assembly times for packaging.
When the customer switched to our molded pulp packaging, the space needed to ship their product decreased significantly. We custom designed a sleek, compact packaging solution with nesting capabilities to help optimize their available warehouse space.
Switching to molded pulp packaging helped our customer increase truck-load capacity. As a result, the customer saved $100,000 annually, expanded their trucking capacity by 400 percent, and reduced the number of packaging SKUs from five down to two.
Our molded pulp packaging, which is made from water, wood fiber, and heated paperboard, can be customized to meet the needs of your operation. Whether you’d like to customize the size, shape, or color, we’re here to help.
Unlike other solutions, molded pulp packaging is very versatile. Molded pulp packaging is commonly used for everything from everyday egg cartons to medical kidney trays. At Keiding, we offer packaging for industrial, consumer, and commercial products.
There is very little wasted space with molded pulp packaging since it’s molded to fit very close to products – even when they are irregular in shape. This reduces the physical space that the packaging requires and lowers the product’s shipping weight.
Molded Pulp Packaging from Keiding
If you want a packaging solution that you can count on, consider molded pulp. At Keiding, we are ready to answer any questions you have about this newer packaging alternative.We have been a family business for over 80 years and are focused on providing the expertise and customer service you need.
Molded pulp packaging provides consistent protection for industrial products, such as pumps, actuators, and motors. Molded pulp also lowers shipping costs as it’s reusable and lightweight.
Molded pulp isn’t just for industrial products. Consumer products also can benefit from the versatility of molded pulp packaging. We are known for our recyclable alternative packaging for larger consumer products. Molded pulp is stackable, strong, and handy for any size product.
We offer a 3D technology device for creating customized commercial product packaging that is durable and aesthetic. The Keiding team works with you to define your needs and create a solution specifically for your product. Learn more about the 3D process here.
Learn More About Molded Pulp Packaging
Keiding wants to help you find new ways to manage your warehouse space and protect your inventory investment. Molded pulp packaging is an innovative warehouse management solution that will set you apart. Contact our team today for more information about molded pulp packaging or shipment support.