Sustainable Packaging Industries opts for Kolibri Logistics

SPI chooses Kolibri Logistics as International Distribution Center

Sustainable Packaging Industries designs and manufactures molded pulp packaging.  Allison Reed, president of SPI says, “Our mission is to provide environmentally friendly packaging solutions that meet our customers’ aesthetic, environmental and performance objectives. Our products are made from recycled cardboard and are 100% recyclable.”

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What Is Molded Pulp?

Formed to shape sustainable packaging

Molded pulp is made from a variety of fibrous materials. Such as recycled paper, cardboard or other natural fibers (sugarcane, bamboo, wheat straw). The raw materials help determine the color, surface texture and strength of the packaging.

Molded pulp packaging is formed to shape. So, unlike cardboard boxes, it does does not start as a flat sheet. Instead, it is designed with round corners and complex three-dimensional shapes. As a result egg cartons are a great example.

In recent years, the manufacturing technology has improved. So the final products have a smoother surface and a more sophisticated look & feel. With the improved appearance, sustainable pulp packaging is now being used for a wide range of applications. For instance in addition to traditional protective packaging (end caps, egg cartons).

The growing importance of sustainability has also helped make pulp an attractive option. Not only can it be made from recycled materials, it can also be easily recycled again after its useful life-cycle. If it doesn’t make it to the landfill or recycling facility, the fibers in pulp packaging are biodegradable, unlike plastic and Styrofoam (EPS) packaging.

GreenKraft clamshells packaging

SPI’s GreenKraft clamshells are a ready-made molded pulp solution, made from post-industrial paper and cardboard, and they are easily recyclable with other paper and cardboard products. The clamshells are available in several sizes and shapes to support a wide range of products   We understand that European businesses are seeking environmentally friendly, plastic-free packaging solutions and we are excited to be able to offer our sustainable solutions.


Sustainable Greenkraft Clamshells in various shapes.

Sustainable Packaging Industries (SPI) is pleased to announce that we are now shipping our line of GreenKraft clamshells from Kolibri Logistiek, our new warehouse in the Netherlands. They hold the SKAL certificate for storing and distributing organic products. They have already a lot of clients in organic food. With our new European location, we can provide better service to our European customers with faster and less expensive delivery.


Footnote: This article was also published (in Dutch) on the Biojournaal dated 21-2-2020 ;

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