Molded Pulp vs. Styrofoam®

Ever wonder what your coffee cup is made out of? Chances are it is constructed from expanded foam polystyrene (EPS), also referred to as Styrofoam®. This well-known product acts as an effective insulation method and is commonly used as packing peanuts in shipping boxes.

Should You Use Styrofoam?

Styrofoam has proven to have excellent insulation qualities, as it is widely used to maintain hot or cold temperatures. It is also lightweight and cost-effective, costing up to five times less than paper. Because of its versatility and cost, many companies continue to use Styrofoam.

However, Styrofoam causes significant problems in wildlife, as animals often mistake the little pieces for food and eat them. This leads to obstructed airways, digestive problems and contaminated water.

Styrofoam also poses major environmental threats and can be toxic to humans. In 2018, the World Health Organization reclassified polystyrene as a possible carcinogen. Additionally, no microorganisms can break down Styrofoam. Most of it ends up in landfills. Due to its bulky nature, it is estimated that Styrofoam takes up about 30% of all space within landfills.

Why Choose Molded Pulp?

At Fiber Interior Packaging, we have created an environmentally friendly packaging solution and Styrofoam alternative. Our custom mold pulp packaging provides an easy and reliable packaging experience with a focus on sustainability.

Once the mold is crafted and set in the bottom of the shipping box, the product is then placed inside the specially designed mold, with the top mold attached last. Tape up the box, and it’s ready to go.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Environmentally safe shipping material: This solution is 100% biodegradable, making it easy for the end-user to recycle.
  • Custom molds: Our molded pulp is customized to your product, creating a safe and secure delivery process.
  • Reduced labor costs: Since our pulp requires no assembly, this drop-and-go solution makes the process easy, reducing the time necessary for packaging.
  • Save space: Our ability to nest allows for a compact, efficient packaging job.

Contact Fiber Interior Packaging and Get Started Today

At Fiber Interior Packaging, we aim to provide the best sustainable packaging services available. As the world learns more about products’ impact on the environment, we need to grow and evolve. Our 100% biodegradable shipping material is an ideal solution for helping to reduce your impact on the environment.

Contact Fiber Interior Packaging today to get started with your sustainable packaging endeavors!

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