Frequently Asked Questions for Pulp Products

 Q? Do you make egg trays or wine packs?

No. Fibreform manufactures a thicker gauge material used for industrial products. Egg trays and wine packs are “thin molded fiber” products and made on different types of equipment.

 Q? Is the cost competitive with other products?

Fibreform ‘s pulp products are competitive with many other solutions such as die cut corrugated, honeycomb, foam in place, and EPS. When taking into account labor and packing line efficiencies, tooling costs, storage space and insurance costs, molded pulp can become a very favorable option.

 Q? How many do I need to order?
 A. A minimum order of $350.00 is required for any existing stock part we manufacture. A custom item will usually require a minimum annual use of 30,000 pieces and up to 2 million parts annually efficiently and cost effectively.
 Q? What are the tooling costs?
 A. Fibreform has no design charges, although there is a “set up and trial sample” fee for all custom items developed and produced. Once your item has been approved, Fibreform does not charge for duplicate production tooling. Tooling has been designed to be easily and inexpensively duplicated, changed, or repaired, saving customers money.
 Q? Can we get a sample made and how fast?
 A. Most items can be designed and quoted within one week. Once the quote has been approved, the sample item can be produced within a few weeks. After final testing and final approval, duplicate production tools require an additional 2-3 weeks. Timing may vary based on the complexity and requirements necessary for a successful package.
 Q?  How do you ensure quality and service?

Fibreform has a documented quality management system that includes daily detailed production logs that are reviewed after each shift. Any issues are discussed and remedied as quickly as possible. In addition, every piece is individually handled and inspected before being packaged for shipment.

 Q?  How is your product made?

A mixture of scrap paper and water is ground up to create pulp. This pulp mixture is then moved to a molding tank where it is vacuum-formed to the mold. The pulp form is then released from the mold and proceeds through an industrial oven during the drying process before it is packaged for shipment.

 Q? What is your product made of?
 A. Packaging products are available in two molded fiber pulp varieties: standard corrugated/news mix (brown) and special white paper molded fiber pulp.