Molded Pulp vs. Alternates
|Material||100% Recycled Paper||Resin Based||Cardboard|
|Sustainability||Recyclable, biodegradable & compostable||Non-biodegradable||Recyclable|
|Cushioning||Excellent vibration & cushioning properties||Good vibration & cushioning properties||Inconsistent vibration & cushioning properties|
|Shipping & Storage||Easily nests||Does not nest||Requires labor and assembly|
|Climate Tolerance||Unaffected by extreme temperature or humidity||Temperature affects brittleness||Humidity affects performance|
|Static||Static neutral||Requires treatment with antistatic agents||Static neutral|
Molded Pulp vs. EPS
Hands down, the benefits of molded pulp outweigh the properties of resin based EPS in every category. Molded pulp offers a biodegradable solution that is unaffected by temperature, static electricity and nests within itself to save tons of valuable space. The geometric options offer a smart design solution that offers good vibration protection and get products in the hands of customers quicker and cheaper while respecting the environment.
Molded Pulp vs. Die-Cut Corrugated
Complicated designs, additional labor costs and performance breakdown due to humidity qualify die-cut corrugated as an expensive packaging solution when compared to molded pulp. Inconsistent vibration and cushion properties lead to increased breakage rates…and that increases costs at the bottom line. The high cost of materials is the best reason to disqualify corrugated as a solution.