Moulded pulp is the result of combining water and recycled paper – including newsprint, corrugated and other select paper grades – in a vat resembling a large blender and mixing to a consistency of about 96% water and 4% paper, achieving a slurry like mixture.



Using complex custom 3D designed moulds, which are normally made from aluminium, the mould is submerged into the pulp mix and a layer of pulp is sucked onto it. Excess water is removed by vacuum. The product is transferred from the mould onto a drying belt and is then dried through an oven using super heated steam. We can do a variety of colouring, embossing or after-pressing, dependent on the customer’s requirements.



Lower Costs: Moulded pulp has a low raw material cost as it is made from recycled paper and water. In some cases your cost can be reduced significantly when compared to other materials such as EPS (expanded polystyrene) and other plastics.


Space Saving: Moulded pulp products are designed to nest well together allowing you to ship a larger quantity per delivery. Also less warehousing and factory floor space will be required for storage.


Time Saving: Reduces labour time and costs, and also allows production lines to run faster, due to quicker and easier packaging.


Protection/Cushioning: Superior crush resistance. Excellent vibration and cushioning qualities. Soft surface means no scratching or abrasions.


Environment: Cullen’s moulded pulp is produced from 100% recycled paper and we produce an environmentally friendly package that is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable.


Climate Tolerance: Moulded pulp performs in a wide range of temperatures and high humidity.





We manufacture a vast range of produce trays for fruit, vegetables and mushrooms suitable for a variety of fresh products.


Our moulded pulp fruit trays are made of 100% recycled paper and represent the
eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic designs.


Suppliers to major retail outlets are under more pressure than ever to deliver environmentally sound packaging and moulded pulp is a great packaging medium
that delivers this.


Our wet pressing technology provides unrivalled quality for traditional pulp.  Our biodegradable moulded pulp produce trays can be supplied in a wide range of colours that can also make an attractive feature of the product as well as a functional identification range.


In addition, Cullen Packaging has obtained the EU compostability certification
EN 13432.  All products are manufactured in the UK under BRC/IOP food
packaging registration.



• Environmentally friendly produce trays – no plastic.

• suitable for fruit and vegetables.

• Biodegradeable.

• Compostable.

• Moisture repellent or absorbent as required.

• Made from 100% recycled paper.

Creating innovative, eco friendly solutions



We have a range of moulded pulp corners and channels which

are commonly used to protect the following:


Kitchen / Wardrobe Doors

UPVC Windows


Cabinets / Pedestals

Shower Trays



• No assembly required for reduced labour costs.

• Nests well for efficient storage and shipping.

• Excellent protection and cushioning for your products.

• 100% environmentally friendly, biodegradable and compostable.

• Cost effective packaging solution.

Superior protection and cushioning



The electronics industry demands short product-to-market timing and zero defect manufacturing.


At Cullen we embrace these challenges and we strive to meet the deadlines our Clients demand.


It has been proven that pulp excels in strength and quality and will perform better than expanded polystyrene and other plastic based cushioning, therefore making pulp the sensible and 100% environmentally friendly alternative.



• Easy to use.

• Environmentally friendly.

• Available in various sizes.

• Strength and quality.

• Attractive and stylish.

• Design to production.






Moulded pulp hazardous chemical packs are the perfect choice for chemical manufacturers.  We have a range of packs for 200ml up to 4L bottles and are certified for packaging groups I, II and III.


Our range of moulded pulp chemical packs achieved millennium product status in the year 2000.



• Easy to use.

• Environmentally friendly.

• UN Approved.

• Available in various sizes.





Our moulded pulp and corrugate bottle protectors are the Wine and Spirit Manufacturers and Retailers No.1 choice for the safe transportation of their goods, providing unrivalled protection throughout the shipping process.


Safansound is a combination of an outer transit case and a pulp clam-shell inner, designed to protect bottles and other glass products through the UK postal service.  Tried and tested, Safansound is the leading choice of UK Wine and Spirit Manufacturers, Vintners and Corporate Gift Suppliers.



• Post Office approved.

• Biodegradeable.

• Recyclable.

• Easy to use.

• Environmentally friendly (unlike other packs).

• Suitable for wines, champagne and spirits.



Reduces labour time and costs



Cullen Packaging works with new and existing customers, to provide solutions to improve performance and costs through our dedicated in house design department.


We were commissioned by one of the leading UK suppliers of baked muffins who supply in to high street retailers, to review their muffin baking process which involved time and labour consuming tasks to bake and transport their product to the end user.


By talking through the process with our customer, Cullen were able to design a new pulp muffin tray to hold either 6 or 12 muffins.  The beauty of this is that the muffins are both baked in it and then transported to the end user in the same tray.


Over 2 million muffin trays per year are being made via this process, with the operational benefits and associated cost savings now being enjoyed.


The product created was a moulded pulp tray specifically for muffins, but can be used as a cost saving solution for other baking products using an oven conveyor baking system.


All products are manufactured in the UK under BRC/IOP food packaging registration.



• Environmentally friendly (compostable, biodegradable, recyclable).

• Made from 100% recycled paper.

• Can be baked and transported in the same tray - one solution.

• Good protection for shipping.

• Natural additive to stop moisture impregnation.

• Passed all food industry usage and metal detection parameters.

• Adaptable to conventional baking guidelines.

• No assembly required, reduces labour costs.

• Nests inside itself, taking up less space in storage.




Our moulded pulp horticultural pots and propagation trays are the eco-friendly e choice for growers all around the world, they come in a variety of different sizes and shapes and are suitable for various applications.


As you will be aware the UK Government is calling for a phase-out of peat in compost material and in order to assist in complying with this legislation we introduce a “Peat Free” plant pot and propagation tray range to the market.

We are proud members of the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association website), with a mandate to reduce the burden of landfill plastic with our new range of fully compostable and biodegradable fibre pots and propagation trays.


In addition, Cullen Packaging has obtained the EU compostability
certification EN 13432.



• Environmentally friendly plant pots

• 100% recyclable, biodegradable, compostable.

• Made from 100% recycled paper.

• Moisture repellent or absorbent.

• Nests inside itself, taking up less space in storage.

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