Technology

Technology

Huhtamaki uses a wide range of forming and manufacturing technologies to produce innovative and high quality food packaging products from various materials.

Paper forming

We manufacture a large variety of paper cups for hot and cold beverages, ice cream and food containers, pressed paper plates and tray using paperboard. Raw material of the highest quality is used to fulfil the stringent requirements of the foodservice customers. Most of our paperboard is made with virgin wood fiber which comes from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainably managed sources.

We also offer state of art flexo or offset printing lines to create vibrant designs and artworks on the packaging products and can even feature brand names, logos or promotional messages.

Molded fiber

Smooth molded fiber technology is used to manufacture Chinet® plates and bowls for foodservice operators and retail sales from recycled pre-consumer fiber. These products and others such as Strongholder cup carriers are made from 100% recovered paper that 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 can be printed. We also have bagasse fiber products which are made using residual side material from sugarcane production.  The end product offers strong and rigid, yet light-weight products.

Folding carton packaging

We also manufacture using traditional folding carton packaging technology as well as special corrugated F Flute technology. Huhtamaki BCP Ltd is a corrugated packaging specialist based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The point of difference is in the functionality and presentational qualities – using fluting as insulation against heat, and for safety and rigidity. Solutions include products such as insulated paper cup wraps, susceptor and greaseproof food packaging and various Food-to-Go solutions for sandwiches, salads and bakery products.

Custom printing

In addition to our quality products, we offer design and repro services to ensure your brands are displayed in the best possible manner. Many of our products are delivered with bespoke print designs on them.

Personalised printed cups are a great way for coffee shops and brands to stand out and get their message across to people. You can now order personalised printed cups online from Cup Print, a Huhtamaki group company at www.cupprint.com. Customers can order cups in quantities from as little as 1000 cups and have them delivered within 15 working days in Europe. Select from a library of existing cup designs, upload your own artwork or get our experienced designers to support you with the design of your personalised printed cups.