Molded Pulp Trays: 7 Uses for Your Business

Posted by Bob Janik on Jan 25, 2022 12:30:00 AM


Molded pulp trays are quickly becoming one of the most preferred packaging options for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, there's a wide range of products that can be packaged in them, all it takes is working with the right packaging supplier that can custom make the right pulp trays for your needs. 

And two, molded pulp trays are perhaps the most sustainable packaging option today. Made from 100 percent recycled paper, it can continue to be recycled following its use. And if it's not recycled and sent to the landfill, there's no need to worry, as these trays are compostable and will easily break down there. 

Lastly, molded pulp trays don't just package products, but they also offer a great deal of protection, making them applicable for even fragile and easily breakable items.

7 Products Perfect for Molded Pulp Trays

So just what types of products can be packaged in molded pulp trays? Like we said above, the options are plentiful, yet there might be a few products on this list that may surprise you. Here's a look:

  1. Drinking glasses
  2. Wine bottles
  3. Fruit
  4. Laptop computers
  5. Shaving kits
  6. Candles
  7. Eggs

1. Drinking glasses:

A great candidate for molded pulp trays, the packaging can be made in a way where every glass is able to fit snugly within the package, thereby limiting any movement during transit.

If you've ever gotten a large drink takeout order from a coffee shop or restaurant, there's a good chance that they've given you a drink carrier made of molded pulp, which is similar.

2. Wine bottles:

Wine bottles can either be packaged individually or as multiples depending on the type of pulp packaging that you select.

For wineries that offer to ship to customers located outside of their areas, this is a popular packaging option that is more protective than a conventional box.

3. Fruit:

Pulp packaging can be manufactured in a way to offer compartments for fruit, such as strawberries, apples, pears, and more.

What's more, is that the packaging can be made in a way where the fruits won't bruise while in transit.

4. Laptop computers:

Molded pulp trays can be used as secondary protective packaging inside of a corrugated box to help keep electronics, like laptop computers, from moving around while in transit.

5. Shaving kits:

If you've ever ordered a shaving kit from an online retailer, there's a good chance that you received it delivered in a molded pulp tray.

Seeing as pulp trays can be custom made to cater to many applications, they're often made to include compartments for a razor, shaving cream, aftershave, and more.

6. Candles:

Just like glassware and wine, pulp trays can also be a perfect shipping option for candles.

Each candle can fit snugly into a tray as glasses and wine bottles can.

7. Eggs:

Many egg cartons have moved away from Styrofoam packaging to molded pulp packaging, much for the same reason that pulp is becoming a popular packaging choice for fruits.

Trays can be made to accommodate each individual egg so that they fit securely.

Custom Molded Pulp Trays for Any Product

Are you packaging any of the above items in molded pulp trays? Are there products not on this list that you're using pulp trays for?

We can provide custom molded pulp trays for almost any application. Reach out to our experts today to get started.

If you want to explore more custom protective packaging options, check out our guide below:

Download the Protective Packaging Guide