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Huhtamaki Launches Fiber-Based Egg Packaging in the US

Huhtamaki Launches Fiber-Based Egg Packaging in the US Bio-based, food and drink packaging, food and drink sustainable packaging, Food packaging, Recyclability Food and Beverage Business

With over 100 years of experience in food and drink packaging, Huhtamaki, the maker of Chinet® tableware, is introducing sustainable fiber-based egg packaging, made from 100% recycled material for US egg producers. Huhtamaki is bringing its expertise in molded fiber technology to the US market as an eco-friendly alternative to foam egg packaging.

In a business statement, Tyler Hodges, Sales Manager for Huhtamaki North America, emphasized the potential for sustainable food and drink packaging, stating, “We expect the demand for egg packaging in the USA to reach 4.3 billion packs in 2025. The market size presents a great opportunity for egg producers looking to shift to fiber-based egg packaging ahead of legislation and bans on polystyrene foam packaging.”

As of today, twelve states have enacted legislation aimed at banning expanded polystyrene packaging, which includes foam “peanuts” for packing, coolers, food service cups and plates, and egg packaging.

Furthermore, in 2022, Huhtamaki announced a $100 million investment into a 250,000-square-foot expansion of its Hammond, Indiana, molded fiber manufacturing plant. This investment will allow Huhtamaki to provide a full range of highly customizable egg cartons that are fiber-based and manufactured from 100% recycled North American materials. The cartons will offer increased branding space and will be available in several colors, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable food and drink packaging.

Ryan Miller, CEO of Farmers Hen House, expressed the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and packaging, stating, “We are pleased to work with Huhtamaki since we are aligned with their vision to protect food, people, and the planet. It is simply the right thing to do.”

This investment into the North American market demonstrates Huhtamaki’s commitment to making food and drink packaging better through the optimization of material use, development of sustainable options, and delivery of fit-for-purpose packaging that helps transition to a circular economy.

For more information on sustainable food and drink packaging solutions, visit https://www.huhtamaki.com/.

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