Egg tray are the squared paperboard with the multiple depressions that are finely located to create a separate cell for each egg as to provide a separate storage space and protection to avoid collision and breakdown.
According to statistics, poultry industry in India is making an annual growth of 6%, the rate is rapidly growing. In the poultry sector of India, a significant portion of percentage is contributed by egg production sector. There is 2,000 billion worth of value of egg market across the globe, where India is contributing around more than 5 crore.
The egg production capacity of India has increased and has become much more organized. It is catering to the export demand of countries like South African countries, Middle East, Maldives, etc. Also, within the domestic territory, there is a significant rise in demand from northern state of India.
The reason behind increase in demand is because of the increased disposable income and nutritional consciousness. With the growth of egg production capacity and demand, there comes an inseparable part of egg that makes the transportation and storage possible which is called egg trays. Egg trays is an item of daily usage. They are used to carry eggs safely because eggs are delicate and fragile consumption commodity.
Before the introduction of egg tray, the eggs very carried in the egg basket. The incident of breaking eggs was quite frequent. The spat between egg farm owners and the hotel owner was quite resourceful in the invention of egg trays. Today’s egg tray that you see is a revised version of the original egg carton tray.
Presently, the egg carton trays are in the form of small depression with the trough adjoining another depression and the chain goes on and on. These depressions acts as a shock absorber, also they separate one egg from another eggs in the tray. Protection of egg tray is needed to avoid damage from collision and verticals pressure forced upon by the stack of egg trays placed one above the other.
The two types of egg tray size, one is 4*3 and another is 6*2. Maximum limit of egg storing capacity in a single tray is of 30 eggs.
The tray has developed a lot over a period of time. With the advent of new technological advancements and with rising environmental consciousness among players, they have concentrated toward the development and production of more eco- friendly and ensuring protection of eggs.
Many egg carton tray manufacturers are working towards producing thicker, strong and safety ensuring cartons as egg is a delicate item that needs greater protection. Though there are diverse quality of egg trays are available in the market but the egg producers in the market put great trust on the high quality egg trays that ensure the break- free transportation of eggs from producers to end users.
Types of Egg tray
There are different types of egg tray available in the market, which are:
Pulp Egg carton tray
They are environmental friendly egg tray. They are made from the pulp of recycled paper which is then shaped into carton moulds and left to dry.
These are the high quality egg packaging. These are the egg sleeves with the egg crates on the top. This ensures high protection.
Egg sleeves or flats or topper or fillers
They are manufactured similar to that of the pulp egg carton tray.
Foam egg carton tray
Also known as Styrofoam egg carton tray. They are made up of plastic foam and polystyrene. Then the foam is shaped with the help of molds and cooled. These egg trays are better than pulp egg carton tray as in the foam egg carton, the temperature is regulated at the transportation to longer distance due to the presence of insulation layer.
In recent times, one more egg tray type has made a groundbreaking success owing to its rock solid quality which is Multi- K Plus tray. It has many plus points that is it is made from sustainable material, that’s not a threat to the environment; it is capable of dealing with tough situations meaning it has robust shock absorbing quality, they are capable of enduring vertical pressure and the best thing is they are reusable.
All these qualities makes it to stand out among the rest. Multi- K Plus tray is the top most liked and opted industrial packaging item among the best players in the egg production industry.
Aforementioned are the types of egg trays available in the market. One can use any of these tray suiting your need and requirement.