What Is Paper Pulp Insert?
The Paper pulp insert, also known as molded pulp, is made from recycled newspaper and paper packaging that is converted into pulp material. The advantage of using paper pulp inserts is that they are cost-effective and have a positive environmental impact. However, it is not recommended to reuse them as the pulp material can weaken and change color over time.
- Material: Recyclable paper pulp
- Thickness: 1mm-5mm
- Color: Brown, White or customized
- Shape: Customized
- Printing: Customized
Paper pulp inserts can be customized to fit any size and shape of product, making them versatile and ideal for a wide range of industries. They can also be designed with multiple cavities to hold more than one item securely in place.
Wet Press vs Dry Press
Paper pulp inserts are produced using either wet press or dry press methods.
Wet press is the most commonly used method for creating paper pulp inserts, as it results in a stronger and more durable product. Wet press paper pulp is created by mixing recycled paper with water and a bonding agent, then pressing the mixture into the desired shape using a mold. The excess water is removed by pressing the pulp between two rollers, then the mold is removed, and the paper pulp is allowed to dry.
Dry press paper pulp, on the other hand, is created by pressing the pulp under high pressure without the use of water. While dry press paper pulp is more cost-effective, it is also less sturdy and more likely to break or deform..
Features and Disadvantages
- Biodegradable and eco-friendly
- Can be customized to fit any product
- Good shock absorption and protection
- Easy to recycle
- High mold fee for custom designs
- May not be suitable for heavy products
- Not suitable for products that require airtight packaging
In conclusion, paper pulp inserts are an excellent choice for packaging fragile items, offering cushioning, customization, and eco-friendliness. While they may be more expensive than other types of packaging materials, the benefits they offer can outweigh the cost. The use of a 3D printing prototype can also help to offset the high mold fee associated with creating a custom design.