HP Introduces Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Packaging and Production Solution
In advance of the International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA) annual conference, the leading event for the molded fiber industry, HP unveiled an innovative and environmentally friendly tooling solution for molded fiber manufacturers.
The solution includes the new HP Molded Fiber Advanced Tooling technology which reportedly enables fast and enhanced design and fabrication of high-performance molded fiber tooling. Combined with HP’s new tooling production service, the end-to-end solution could deliver greater production efficiencies via increased production up time, reduced maintenance, and mass customization capabilities.
HP is partnering with industry leader Pulp Moulding Dies Inc. (PMD) to deliver the next generation of durable, lighter, faster and easier to use tools. The company is also working with leading packaging designers, such as Veritiv, to accelerate the adoption of more innovative and sustainable molded fiber packaging designs for customers across multiple industries.
HP’s new Molded Fiber Advanced Tooling Solution reportedly eliminates the time consuming and intensive manual fabrication involved in the traditional molded fiber tooling manufacturing process. The solution reportedly offers a digitally designed experience enabling more efficient, optimized design and replacing the need for handcrafted screens, CNC machining, and manually drilled form tools.
HP’s molded fiber tooling is made with 100 percent renewable raw material and up to 70 percent of the material is reused in the production of HP’s tools. Improvements in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and enhanced flow in HP’s tooling solution could enable manufacturers to produce more parts using less fiber for more sustainable production processes.
Together with Joseph Grygny, founder of IMFA, HP is delivering the keynote address at the IMFA Virtual Conference on September 23, 2020. The session will feature deep insight from HP as well as highlight innovative use cases from its partners.
For more information, visit http://www.hp.com.