What is molded pulp?

What is molded pulp?

Molded pulp, also named moulded pulp or molded fiber, is a packaging material, typically made from recycled paperboard, newsprint or sugarcane fiber/bagasse pulp.

It is used for protective packaging or for food service trays and beverage carriers. Other typical uses are end caps, trays, plates, bowls and clamshell containers.

For many applications, molded pulp is less expensive than expanded polystyrene (EPS), vacuumed formed PET and PVC, corrugation, and foams.

Molded pulp is often considered a sustainable packaging material as defined by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, since it is produced from recycled materials, and can be recycled again after its useful life-cycle.

Molded pulp products can be made waterproof with a spray or dip coating of wax.

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