FINLAND – Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable double walled Impresso hot cup, expanding its existing Bioware compostable range.

The new cup features a unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced insulation and a tactile touch for the holder.

It is available in a mixed sleeve of white and green designs, utilizing sustainable 100% PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified paperboard with a plant-based coating on the inside.

Huhtamaki claims that like the other Impresso double wall cups, the new design uses up to 25% less material than most other double and triple wall cups on the market.

The new innovation reduces the weight of packaging without compromising on performance and is available across Europe.

“We are experts in both cup design and manufacture, and our latest innovation, ‘feel good’, adds a compostable double wall cup to the Bioware range with our unique Impresso outer wrap that feels good to hold and provides enhanced insulation,” said Becci Eplett, Marketing Manager, Huhtamaki Foodservice UK.

“The compostable Impresso has EN13432 certification which means that it is compostable at approved composting facilities.”

The launch combines Huhtamaki’s capabilities in recyclable and compostable packaging regarding growing customer demand for sustainable alternatives.

“The hot drinks market is extremely competitive, and customers are looking for environmentally sound choices.

“For those with access to industrial composting Huhtamaki’s ‘feel good’ Impresso cup is the ideal solution.

“Our new ‘feel good’ Impresso cup offers the perfect solution for an operator to deliver an excellent drinking experience as well as a product that is made from PEFC paperboard, with a plant-based lining that is certified compostable,” added Eplett.

Huhtamaki’s sustainable range also include a new line of paper straws dedicated to manufacturing and food service industry.

The company opened a new state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility dedicated for producing paper straws in Northern Ireland.