Molded Pulp Inserts are rigid with a papery feel. Molded inserts can be used like trays, or doubled up to encapsulate your product from both sides.
To make these inserts, wet pulp is dried onto molds using high heat to harden it into a rigid shape. Molded pulp inserts can be made using wet press or dry press. Wet press tends to create a smoother surface, while dry press creates a more textured surface. The material selection also plays a role in the final texture. Talk to suppliers about your desired texture, and they can help you find the right material and process.