The use of molded pulp as a dunnage or commodity material in packaging goes back to World War I. But only in the past few years have packaged goods manufacturers begun to design molded pulp to meet specific applications.
Fullerton, CA-based ConAgra Grocery is among the first to use a slim stick pack, for its Sidewalk Caf/ instant cappuccino. Contract manufacturer/packager The Power Group packs the product on Japanese equipment.
Red Devil, a manufacturer of caulk, sealants and spackling compounds, eliminated product damage by switching to stretch wrappers that move film around a stationary load rather than spinning the load on a turntable.