WHY MOLDED FIBER?
Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Protective Packaging
Made from 100% residual agriculture product such as sugarcane (as known as bagasse) and recycled paper, molded fiber/molded pulp is a cost effective and environmentally friendly packaging solution that reduces packing labor and require less storage space while providing superior protection at every stage of the supply chain.
The inherent flexibility of molded fiber offers substantial cushioning qualities and the “geometry” that we incorporate into each design lends strength to each part. Sydney Bio Packaging can deliver innovative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, protective packaging solutions for consumer goods, electronics, and industrial products to customers across Australia.
Sydney Bio Packaging takes pride in helping your company fulfill its vision. Initially our business was focused on supplying food packaging, due to customer demand we have expand our fiber based packaging offering to the following markets:
TYPES OF MOLDED PACKAGING
Thermoformed (Thin-Walled) Molded Packaging
Thermoformed (Wet molded) packaging is quite smooth on one side and gives appearance of plastic and the second side also smoother with or without grid texture. Usually has the wall thickness of between 0.8mm – 1.2mm.
It is usually designed mainly for making insert & inner tray packaging. The products not only with very smooth surface and finish that enhance your brand values, but superior packaging performance, protection, cushioning, nesting and stacking capabilities, saving space, assemble and transports cost.As these products are designed for direct contact with food, the input material is always virgin pulp made of residual agricultural products such sugarcane fiber (as known as bagasse), bamboo fiber, wood pulp, recycled paper pulp and other natural plant fiber.
Transfer Molded Packaging
Transfer or Semi Wet molded packaging is smooth on one side and other side will be less smooth compared to thermoformed molded packaging. The second side is relatively rough in nature. Usually has the wall thickness between 0.8mm – 2.0mm.
It is usually designed mainly for manufacturing trays in complex shapes or if a higher emphasis is placed on the surface quality. During the production process the wet trays are hot pressed to smooth the surface. Such trays are mainly used for premium electronics, the cosmetics or car industry or components in complex shapes or those that are small.
The input material is mainly pure pulp made of residual agricultural products such sugarcane fiber (as known as bagasse), bamboo fiber,
wood pulp, recycled paper pulp and other natural plant fiber.
Thick-Walled Molded Packaging
Thick or Dry walled molded packaging is relatively smooth on one side while the other is rougher. Usually has the wall thickness between 2.0mm -7.0mm.
It is usually designed to protect industrial packages such as packaging for furniture, steel components, machine parts, engine parts, electronics, agriculture, etc.
The primary input material is made from 100% bio-degradable & compostable materials such as recycled cardboard, newspapers, tissues or combinations of these. It is also possible to use pulp made of residual agricultural products such sugarcane fiber (as known as bagasse), bamboo fiber, wood pulp, recycled paper pulp and other natural plant fiber
OF MOLDED FIRBER PACKAGING
After all input data have been defined, a simple sketch of a tray is drawn. This serves to the initial price calculation and shows the basic packaging principle.
The second preparatory step is the set-up of a full-size 3D model. For the set-up of the 3D model we need that the customer would provide us with real samples or models of the product to be packaged.
The final step of the preparatory process is the manufacture of a sample mold and subsequent manufacture of a real sample. Samples are used for the verification of real shapes and for the drop tests. Material used for the manufacture of the samples is of the quality identical with that for the standard production.
Features and Benefits of Molded Fiber Packaging
|Molded fiber is cost competitive||Helps reduce packaging costs|
|Material is strong, yet flexible||Provides excellent product protection|
|Molded fiber packaging nests and stacks easily||Efficient use of shipping and storage space|
|Molded fiber comes ready to use with no assembly needed||Reduces labor required for packaging end product|
|Made from recycled material and is recyclable||An environmentally friendly protective package|
|Tools are precision machined from aluminum or plastic||Better precision in manufacturing, tools last longer|
|Experienced designers||Good designs can improve performance and cut costs|
|Most capacity in the industry||Economies of scale can help reduce overall costs|
Packaging Material Comparison
|Feature||Molded Fiber||Corrugated Fiberboard||Thermoformed|
|Shipping & storage efficiency||Nests well||Stores flat||Nests well||No nesting|
|Project development time||4-6 weeks||2-3 weeks||4-6 weeks||4-6 weeks|
|Assembly & handling||No assembly required||Assembly required||No assembly required||No assembly required|
|Environmental||Recycled and recyclable||Some recycled content||Some recycled content||Claims to be but not practical|
When Molded Fiber Is Not A Fit
There are several other criteria that would tend to challenge the use of molded fiber as a packaging medium, including:
- If the product cannot be exposed to fiber particles
- Electrostatic discharge (ESD): Molded fiber cannot be used in an environment that is susceptible to ESD.