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In developing innovative new packaging the choice of raw materials and appropriate technology depends on the requirements of how the product needs to be packed or served. Materials vary in terms of appearance and properties providing a range of product benefits. All these matters must be considered when deciding on the optimal production technology and the intended food and drink applications.
At Huhtamaki we’re willing to invest in our capabilities and capacity to support your growth, sharing ideas and advising about packaging with you, drawn from across our global network.
1. Paper forming
Since 1942, Huhtamaki has been a leader in the design and development of paperboard packaging for consumer products. Our paper comes from sustainable sources providing the opportunity to recycle and have savings in terms of Green Point charges.
Additionally, comparing with other packaging solutions we ensure logistics advantages, helping you to communicate with your customers and reflecting your commitment with the environment. In addition, Huhtamaki recently acquired folding carton technology.
Your best choice is a paper container, as paper is already being a trend in Europe.
Click on the video bellow to know the process of one of our star products, paper cups
2. Plastic Materials
Plastic packaging is manufactured from a range of polymers such as Polypropylene (PP), recycled or virgin Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polystyrene (PS) and biopolymers (PLA).
Advantages of plastics in general:
- • Light weight
- • Packaging design flexibility from thin films to heavy containers
- • Great decoration variation: colored plastic, excellent quality printing, embossing, labeling
- • Possibility to tailor made barrier and other properties
- • Recyclable
3. Molded fiber
Molded fiber results from a production method where up to 100% recovered paper is dissolved in water to form fine fibers, which are then pressed and dried to the requested form. After the packaging has dried it is once again pressed and printed. Machines used for this process work with a closed water system in which the water is cleaned and reused, minimizing production impact.
Molded fiber can be formed into almost any three-dimensional shape with many favorable characteristics. The end product offers lightweight and strong products that have particularly good shock absorbing properties. They can also be manufactured in different colors or special fiber mixes. Certain applications can be printed for use in the retail trade.
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