This post is one in a series of posts on paper like how to make re-pulped paper, paper from straw and small scale paper.
To make egg trays from waste paper, the following materials are required. Waste paper, caustic soda and other fibrous materials are the main raw materials.
The waste paper is beaten with a stick and any dust and other undesired materials are removed. Then the waste paper is cut in to pieces using a cutting machine which can be operated either manually or electrically.
The cut pieces are transferred to a beater and water is added and then the beater is set in motion. After storing the pulp for some time, Caustic soda is added (if needed). Now the pulp is taken to a dilution tank with the help of a pump.
Dilution takes places with the addition of more water; next the mounding operation takes place. The molds are made of wood. A wire gauge mold is fixed at the bottom of the wooden vats. When the pulp solution is stirred well, the bottom of the mold is removed. The water in the solution passes the mesh and comes out and the fibrous material deposit on the mesh evenly and takes-up the shape of an egg tray. The tray is then dried along with the wire mesh. The wire mesh is removed from the tray and after drying the trays are cut in to desired sizes and marketed.
This is how to make egg trays from waste paper. This is a creative idea on using waste paper. Next time I will post how to make handmade paper. Don´t forget to subscribe to get email updates on new posts! Here are some paper related posts