Molded Pulp Vs. Alternates

  Molded Pulp EPS / THERMOCOL
Effects on the Environment Compostable and Biodegradable Remains in landfill forever
Molded Pulp Cost Less than EPS Costs rising due to oil and gas price increases
Cushioning Deflects, Dissipates and reduces shock Reduces shock
Price Fluctuation Minimal:not linked to corrugated, gas oil or resin prices Prices rise dramatically with gas, oil adn resin price fluctuations
Storage/Freight Nests and stacks, saving 50% to 75% Warehouse space and freight Does not nest, increasing warehouse and freight costs
Vibration Protection Dampens vibration up to 3 times More effectively than EPS Attenuates vibration, causing Potential damage to components
Durability Does not break apart Breaks and flakes apart easily
Flexibility Geometry of ribs allows for compression Temperature affects flexibility
Static Naturally static free and static neutral Creates static electricity, dust adhesion
Effects of temperature Unaffected by high or low temperature Brittle and breaks easily at low temperature; cushioning compromised at high temperatures
Assembly costs Less than EPS due to nesting ability More parts have to be handled per hour, due to not nesting