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Processed Molded Pulp

Key Features:

Processed molded pulp features secondary special finishes such as hot pressing, coating and dying. The additional process allows for higher quality molded pulp results for box inserts that require a more impactful unboxing experience.

  • Available with all molded pulp inserts
  • Large range of additional processes available
  • Creates higher quality results


Processed molded pulp refers to any molded pulp box inserts that has gone through any additional processes such as dying, coating or hot pressing. This gives you the opportunity to customize your box inserts with molded pulp and creates more high quality results when used for product packaging. Available for all types of molded pulp inserts, processed molded pulp offers brands the opportunity to enhance the unboxing experience through detailed customization.



Manufacturing Process


01. Blend

Raw material is blended and then mixed with water. Any non-fiber material is removed at this stage to create the pulp.

02. Mold

The machine pulls pulp onto the molds of your products. The water is then removed by applying a vacuum to set the pulp in place on the mold.

03. Press

The pulp is pressed and dried by two heated halves of the mold. Dry press thermoforming the product in under 10 seconds.

04. Dry

All complete dry press molded pulp inserts are inspected for quality control and then stacked on pallets ready for shipping.


Material Composition


01. Sugarcane Bagasse

A fibrous pulp material that remains after crushing sugarcane and extracting all liquids.

02. Recycled Cardboard

Recycled cardboard is collected and blended with water to create a reusable fibrous pulp.

03. Recycled Paper

Recycled paper is collected and blended with water to create a reusable fibrous pulp.


Drypress/Wetpress Comparison Dry Press Molded Pulp Wet Press Molded Plup
Cost $ $$
Thickness 1.5mm to 6.0mm 0.7mm to 1.2mm
Dimension Range Within L “120cm” W “80cm” H “15cm” Within L “70cm” W “60cm” H “12cm”
Surface Finish Smooth top side, rough bottom side Very smooth top side, mesh like bottom side
Commonly Used For Food & drink trays, electronic products, heavy products Lightweight products, luxury products



Insert Material Comparison Molded Pulp Corrugated Foam
Material Composition Made from 100% recycled paper Mixture of virgin and recycled paper Resin base
Sustainability Recyclable, biodegradable, compostable Recyclable Non-biodegradable or recyclable
Protection Excellent vibration & cushioning resistance Moderate vibration & cushioning resistance Excellent vibration & cushioning resistance
Storage Capability Stackable Stackable flat Not stackable
Climate Tolerance Temperature & humidity resistant Humidity affects performance Temperature & humidity resistant
Static Static neutral Static neutral Only with anti-static foam
Color Availability White / brown / black White / brown White / black