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Huhtamaki announces launch of its new compostable double wall cups

Huhtamaki Oyi, the global specialist in packaging for food and drink from Espoo (Finland) announced a new addition to its existing Bioware compostable range by launching the Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup. The new cup comes in a mixed sleeve of white and green designs and utilizes the unique Impresso bubble emboss to provide enhanced insulation and a tactile touch for the holder.

Talking about Huhtamaki’s expertise in cup design and manufacturing and the latest innovation, Becci Eplett, Marketing Manager of Huhtamaki Foodservice United Kingdom (UK), says, “Besides the new ‘feel good’ factor  that adds a compostable double wall cup to the Bioware range, the unique Impresso outer wrap feels good to hold and provides enhanced insulation.” The compostable Impresso has EN13432 certification which means that it is compostable at approved composting facilities, adds Becci.

Stressing on the fact that the hot drinks market is extremely competitive and customers are looking for environmentally sound choices, Becci mentions that this new range of cups is an ideal solution for those with access to industrial composting. He further adds, “The new ‘feel good’ Impresso cup offers the perfect solution for an operator to deliver an excellent drinking experience and a product that is made from sustainable 100% Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) paperboard with a plant-based lining on the inside that is certified compostable.”

As with all of the Impresso double wall cups from the company, the innovative design means that the cup uses up to 25% less material than most other double and triple wall cups available in the market. This reduces the weight of packaging without compromising on performance. These new cups are manufactured in the UK and are available for customers across Europe.

Publication date: 23/07/2019

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This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.