Huhtamaki has introduced a 100% renewable paper cup solution for hot and cold beverages, ice cream and takeout food.
The new Future Smart cup is made entirely from plant-based materials – including paperboard from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)-certified, sustainably managed forests and a newly developed plant-based polyethylene, which is used as a moisture barrier coating.
The Finnish-headquartered business said that the technology offered ‘the perfect business reason to renew your beverage and food packaging’, and said that it could help reduce dependence on resources as finite as fossil fuels.
Richard Skidmore, vice-president of innovation for Huhtamaki Foodservice’s Europe-Asia-Oceania business segment, said: “Huhtamaki’s Future Smart paper cup solution is a giant leap forward in substituting fossil oil-based plastics in packaging with a fully renewable and economical next-generation, plant-based material.”
Last month, the company announced plans to set up a US manufacturing unit with total spend expected to exceed $100 million.
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