What is the European Moulded Fibre Association?
The European Moulded Fibre Association (EMFA) is a non-profit organisation of associated moulded fibre manufacturers in Europe. EMFA is an association aiming to secure the future business interests of the moulded fibre industry in Europe.
What role does EMFA play on the market?
EMFA is not commercially active – that means that EMFA does not sell, purchase or produce moulded fibre or moulded fibre related materials. Nor does EMFA have information such as company lists, distributors, prices, etc.
How does EMFA strengthen the positioning of moulded fibre on the European market?
Using e.g. market research EMFA is continuously evaluating how consumers describe the advantages and disadvantages of various packaging materials. Therefor representative ranges of moulded fibre and plastic packaging material is tested: e.g. egg cartons, berry cartons and bottle trays.
Important test categories are sustainability, eco-friendliness, convenience, hygiene, safety etc.
Through e.g. life cycle assessments EMFA compiles data for the key environmental advantages of moulded fibre: renewability, reusability, recyclability, end-of-life options as bio-based fuel, incineration, compostability, carbon footprint value.
What are the main advantages of moulded fibre?
Paper-based packaging material such as moulded fibre has numerous ecological advantages compared to packaging material made of oil-based plastic. Moulded fibre packaging is made from the renewable raw material wood. It is predominantly manufactured using recycled paper, thus preserving natural resources. In contrast, most packaging materials made of plastic are produced from oil, a raw material that is not renewable.
Moulded Fibre consists of renewable and CO2 neutral raw material, is biodegradable and can be recycled. Products made from natural materials such as moulded fibre are highly esteemed among consumers and are in keeping with the growing awareness of the need for sustainability.
What are fields of application for moulded fibre?
Today, moulded fibre packaging is used mainly in the food sector for packing eggs, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. In addition to this, however, it is becoming increasingly more popular as a sturdy industrial packing material for electronic devices, domestic appliances, fitting industry, sanitary engineering etc.