Huhtamaki, the global leader in sustainable food-on-the-go and food-on-the-shelf packaging solutions, is launching a range of high-quality, affordable, and reusable face masks. According to the company’s press release, the Huhta Masks are suitable for everyday use and help reduce the spread of droplets into the environment. The comfortable masks are breathable and washable and are made of high-quality fabric with anti-microbial and fluid repellent properties.
The Huhta Masks will be available at retailers across the UK in July and distributed globally via supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and foodservice outlets. The initial range includes two sizes, one comfortably fitting adults and one for children (36 months and older). Both sizes are available in Lavender Grey and Delft Blue. The shelf-ready packaging includes ten packs, each with one mask that can be displayed on a shelf, end pedestal, podium, or hook.
“At Huhtamaki, we are committed to protecting food, people, and the planet. With this new range of face masks, we enter the retail space with a completely new approach for us and a new product group,” says Ciaran Doherty, general manager, Foodservice UK. “It is important for us to help people live life as they want it to be. The Huhta Mask allows people to resume their everyday activities while considering others,” he continues. “In addition to printing and manufacturing the stylish folded carton consumer packs, our high-hygiene packaging factories are well-equipped to undertake the packaging of the masks. Our global network can offer these affordable, high-quality masks in multiple markets across the world.”
In line with its values care, dare and deliver, Huhtamaki has earlier repurposed folding carton packaging machinery in five European manufacturing sites and has delivered over 30 million protective face shields to the NHS in the UK to help health care workers fight the Covid-19 pandemic. While sustainable food packaging remains Huhtamaki’s core business globally, the company remains committed to protecting people, food, and the planet and helping people to get on with their everyday lives.