Packaging professionals are increasingly looking to replace plastics with more economical bio-sourced products. Molded fibers are the most used product today because current production processes, in particular twin screw technology, are ideal for making pulp for molded products. Clextral supplies high performance lines, for instance for the transformation of annual plants.
Applications in all areas
Traditionally used to package eggs and glass bottles like wine, molded fibers are increasingly used for food products, in particular fruits and vegetables, as well for fast-food packaging. In gardening, molded cellulose pots are replacing plastic pots as a practical and esthetic alternative.
In non-food applications, molded fibers are used to protect spare parts and hi-tech products, such as computers, tablets and smartphones.
Molded fibers are not just used for protective packing. They can be dyed and brand names and logos can easily be printed and even embossed, making it a very good retailing packaging product.
How are Molded Fibers made?
Molded Fibers are produced with recycled paper or cardboard or virgin cellulose materials. It is transformed in fiber paste in a purely mechanical process, without the use of any chemicals. It can be made with wood fibers waste, straw (wheat or other cereals) or with annual plants. Clextral equipment uses twin screw technology to process all these raw materials and are particularly well suited to processing plants.
Whatever the source, molded cellulose is made with 100% natural fibers and is totally biodegradable and recyclable. It is therefore the most economical ecological and innovative packaging material in the market today.
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