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Analysis of the Pulp Egg Carton Market

Pulp-molded egg cartons, due to their good stability, high strength, excellent cushioning performance, and good visual effects, as well as their compliance with environmental protection and sustainable development concepts, are widely used in egg packaging. In the future, with the continuous advancement of technology and the increasing environmental awareness, it is believed that pulp-molded egg carton packaging will occupy a larger share in the market and become a new growth point for egg packaging.

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egg cartons

The continuously growing egg production and the demand from consumers for convenient transportation and cost-effective customized packaging are expected to drive the growth of the egg packaging market. The best egg protection can prevent egg breakage throughout the entire supply chain, from storage to distribution and transportation. Molded egg packaging maintains the quality of eggs by preventing moisture loss and rot. Additionally, molded packaging conforms to ergonomics and tactile sensation, making it an ideal choice for eggs.

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In recent years, global plastic bans have become a consensus, and environmentally friendly packaging solutions have become a trend. Egg packaging made from plant fiber materials has a dominant position in the field of egg packaging and is also an economical way to store eggs, which can be recycled.

Egg packaging made from paper, paperboard, and plant fiber molding is compostable and reusable. Sustainable recycling of waste paper and packaging can reduce waste. It reduces waste caused by damage, spoilage, and pollution, while also extending the shelf life of products. Due to cost-effectiveness, lightweight, and ease of handling eggs in recyclable packaging such as paper, paperboard, and cartons, the egg packaging market is growing.

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With the increasing demand for egg branding in the market, the requirements for egg packaging are also increasing, especially in the rapidly growing segment of egg cartons.

In China, egg consumption mainly includes consumer self-use, outdoor consumption, industrial consumption, and exports, accounting for approximately 53%, 18.68%, 28%, and 0.32% of total egg consumption, respectively. Classified by consumption scenarios, the main packaging forms for consumer self-use are egg trays and egg cartons, outdoor consumption mainly uses egg trays, while industrial consumption and exports also primarily use egg trays. Assuming that in the consumer self-use sector, 30% use egg cartons, based on the above classification, approximately 15.9% of egg packaging uses egg cartons, with an average of 12 eggs per carton, totaling approximately 6.25 billion egg cartons. 84.1% of egg packaging uses egg trays, totaling approximately 13.2 billion egg trays.

Pulp-molded egg cartons are an environmentally friendly and sustainable form of egg packaging that has been widely used globally in recent years.

All in all, the outlook for the pulp-molded egg carton market is promising, and with the continuous improvement of environmental awareness and technology, pulp-molded egg cartons will receive wider application and promotion.

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