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Sustainability Case Studies

Case Study #2

We were approached by a company who was eager to change their current packaging to one that was sustainable and eco-friendly. 

Our clients needed to switch their current packaging  from plastic to a molded fiber part. They understood that there would be tooling to design and build as well as an initial lead time to make the switch. We began with a drawing and sample of the current application and engineered it for molded pulp. Prototypes were made, sent and approved. We then moved into full scale production.

The importance of having a social responsibility and compostable packaging for their product was a high priority.

ThermoFibre took the existing plastic packaging and designed a fiber  counterpart that still protected the item from damage during shipping and most importantly, the end of life cycle for the insert was compostable and recyclable. With our cure-in-mold manufacturing, the end product was smooth and aesthetically pleasing. The initial lead time took 14 weeks which included the design and engineering, building the tool, manufacturing the parts and shipping. In conclusion, our customer was thrilled to have an environmentally friendly package to offer and a boost to their own sustainability goals.

Case Study

Case Study #1

Our customer was looking for a container that would be able to lower the chance for the spread of infection in a medical arena as well as being a container that would lower their carbon footprint.

Our customer was looking for a container that would be able to lower the chance for the spread of infection in a medical arena as well as being a container that would lower their carbon footprint.

ThermoFibre was able to design and manufacture the first natural fibre container that could hold medical instruments and be put safely in an autoclave.

Using our proprietary Safetex coating which provided the container with a low lint and dust surface it also allows the pulp container to be impervious to all common solutions found in the medical arena including soaps and alcohols.

Our design is a clamshell container which can be closed securely with a living hinge, embossed with our customers logo and coated to safely hold liquids. We were able to supply them with a variety of sizes. The pulp clamshell has a smooth surface and clean thin-walled edges.

This container establishes a new regime for molded pulp applications by taking on the ability to not only be a single use container that would lessen the chance for the spread of disease but also be autoclaved and hold fluids safely.

It is an environmentally friendly application. Our customer was very pleased with this design and took the product to market.

Problem solved!