Welcome to IMFA

The International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA) is the worldwide source of information on molded fiber products and the molded fiber industry. IMFA provides industry intelligence for manufacturing, technology and the marketplace. IMFA has been the principal source of molded fiber intelligence since 1997, established using the experience and expertise of its founders. IMFA is committed to serving members with trade representation, inquiry resources, and a yearly seminar dedicated to advancements in the molded fiber industry. IMFA is the industry leader in it’s the mission to promote, educate, and improve the molded fiber industry and its role in environmental sustainability.

What is molded fiber?

Molded fiber, also named molded pulp or moulded pulp, is a packaging material, typically made from recycled paperboard and/or newsprint. It is used for protective packaging or for food service trays and beverage carriers.

Who is using it?

Food Related:

  • Clam shell and carryout food containers
  • Cups, bowls, plates, and serving trays
  • Egg, fruit, berry, mushroom, etc. containers and trays

Industrial or Engineered:

  • Vehicle Parts; gears, panels, headlights, wheels, etc.
  • Household items; toasters, coffee makers, furniture, etc.
  • Electronics, cell phones, TV, modems, DVD, etc.

Why Molded Fiber Packaging is important? 

Molded Fiber is considered sustainable packaging by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition because it is made of recycled materials and can be recycled again after it's used. 

Cost Saving
For many applications, molded pulp is less expensive than many other packaging materials. 

Benefits of Using Molded Fiber

  • Recycled pulp fiber
  • Recycled material
  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Safe for Incineration

International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA)
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New York, NY 10017 USA
Email: Alan@IMFA.org

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