Moulded Fibre –
the fresh and hygienic packaging
Foods such as eggs, fruit, vegetables and meat are so sensitive that they can be easily damaged or go bad if they are not transported carefully and stored correctly. The best and simplest way of avoiding this is packaging made of moulded fibre. Every child knows what it looks like, but not so many people are aware of its advantages.
Moulded fibre packaging is best known as the classical carton for holding hen eggs. Stored in a cool place, fresh eggs have a natural shelf life of 28 days. This is made possible by their breathable shell, which has several thousand tiny pores which form an excellent barrier against bacteria and germs. In addition to this, egg white contains special enzymes which prevent the growth of microbes. With egg cartons made of moulded fibre, important properties of the egg shell are carried over to the packaging too, where the antibacterial tanning agents contained in wood prevent the spread of bacteria.
In addition to this, millions of micropores also provide the eggs with optimum ventilation and air conditioning. On top of this, the shock-absorbing effect of the material and the built-in buffer zones prevent damage to the shells. You can see from this that egg cartons made out of paper fibre not only look spectacular, they are a high-tech product made from reproductive and environmentally friendly raw materials.
What is good for sensitive eggs can't be bad for fruit and vegetables either, you may think – and it's true: fruit and vegetable trays made of porous fibre material absorb the condensation and can be sealed with a variety of different systems, thus allowing individual regulation of the moisture and gas content. The result of this is that the optimum microclimate for each piece of fruit develops inside the packaging and everything stays fresh longer.
No matter which sensitive food item you look at, moulded fibre packaging protects it and extends its shelf life – in a completely natural way.