Egg Packaging

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This study analyzes US demand for egg packaging by packaging product, material (rigid plastic, paperboard, EPS foam, molded pulp, other), application (shell eggs vs. processed eggs) and market (retail and foodservice).

Shell eggs are uncooked eggs sold still in their shell.

Processed eggs consist of:

  • liquid eggs and eggs products, including egg whites and egg substitutes
  • powdered (also known as dried or dehydrated) eggs and egg whites
  • frozen egg liquid
  • fresh ready-to-eat or frozen hard-boiled eggs
  • frozen egg patties
  • egg mixes – powdered, liquid, or frozen – composed primarily of egg

Specific packaging products used for eggs include:

  • bag-in-box packaging
  • corrugated boxes
  • egg cartons
  • egg trays/flats
  • gable top cartons
  • pails
  • pouches and bags
  • other packaging such as bottles and overwrap

Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 are presented for egg packaging demand in current US dollars (including inflation).

This report is part of a series of studies available on the food packaging market and is targeted at customers with a specific interest in egg packaging. A broader perspective on competition among various food packaging products can be found in our comprehensive report Food Packaging. This study acts as an update for study 3897: Egg Cartons with an expanded scope including all egg packaging.

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