EGG PACKAGING: WHAT IS BETTER AND HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Our article will help you figure out which package is better for eggs and how to choose it correctly.In the store you can find eggs in three types of packaging: classic carton package, transparent plastic and polystyrene packaging.
MAJOR DIFFERENCES OF EGG PACKAGESCarton egg packaging
The most important difference of cardboard packaging is that manufacture using different types of waste paper (newspaper, cardboard packaging processing waste). In addition, paper packaging provides hygroscopicity and breathability. Packaging like this are adapted to work on sorting and packaging lines, one can ensure safety during transportation and storage, and most importantly it is easy to dispose of and completely safe for both the product and the environment - its production is environmentally friendly
Plastic packaging for eggs
Let's talk about the advantages of plastic packaging. Transparent egg trays allow shoppers to see what they are buying without opening the lid. Broken eggs are visible at first sight. The next point is controversial: manufacturers of plastic and cardboard can’t come to an agreement in it, defending their positions.
It is about what happens if the egg in the package is broken. Manufacturers of paper packaging, which absorbs the liquid, consider this fact as a plus, explaining that the broken egg does not stain the rest ones. But it is necessary to take into account the fact that paper is a “living” environment favorable for the development of microbes, bacteria, etc., therefore, plastic manufacturers believe that in this matter the advantage is on their side: in plastic packaging, the broken egg dries not contributing to the development of bacteria and providing the most hygienic packaging.
Packing for eggs from foamed polystyrene
Polystyrene foam (a type of polymer packaging) - something between paper and rigid plastic. The structure of polystyrene foam is similar in properties to paper, and in terms of technical characteristics - to plastic. Its main advantage is coast. This material is quite easily molded and easy to manufacture. The disadvantages include the fact that the expanded polystyrene does not provide transparency. In addition, this package is quite soft, so it does not always fulfill its basic functions: broken egg in foamed polystyrene is maximum relative to similar packaging in paper and rigid plastics.
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