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Uniqueness of An Egg Carton Manufacturing Process

Egg carton manufacturing process is similar to the process of making egg trays from waste paper. Generally, you need to employ a pulper, pulp molding machine, drying and packing system. While the main difference is the design of pulp molding dies, which can be customized. Let’s review the pictures below.

12-hole Egg Carton Molds
12-hole Egg Carton Molds
6-hole Egg Carton Molds
6-hole Egg Carton Molds
Egg Tray Molds
Egg Tray Molds

Egg Carton
12-hole Egg Carton
6 Egg Carton
6 Egg Carton
Quail Egg Carton
Quail Egg Carton

Egg Tray Making Process VS Egg Carton Manufacturing Process

An entire egg tray production line often includes pulp making, molding, drying and packing systems. So does the egg carton manufacturing process. Let’s see step by step.

1. Pulp Making System

This system is the first step of a pulp molding production line. It aims to make waste paper into paper pulp. It is easy to operate. Workers just need to put the raw materials, like old newspapers, books, cardboard, etc. into the hydraulic pulper. Then there is a refiner to make the pulp smoother and more well-proportioned. Except for equipment, it is also necessary to build some pools to store the pulp. By the way, Beston also supplies integrated pulping system for small egg tray machine to reduce construction work and space.

Hydraulic Pulper
Hydraulic Pulper
Integrated Pulping System
Integrated Pulping System

2. Molding System

Pulp molding is the core part of an egg carton production line. It often contains a vacuum pump, an air compressor, a pulp molding machine, and cleaning devices. Among them, pulp forming machine is the key equipment. The different design of molding dies determines you can get different trays. In addition, the vacuum pump is helpful for forming, while air compressor is used for transferring wet trays out of molds. Beston pulp molding system is completely automatic and easy to operate.

Egg Carton Maker
Egg Carton Making Machine
Paper Egg Crate Making Machine
Small Paper Egg Crate Making Machine
Mali Customer of Beston Egg Tray Forming Machine
Mali Customer Saw Beston Egg Carton Machine

3. Drying System

After demolding, the wet trays need to be dried. In general, natural drying is recommended if the hourly output is under 2,000 pieces. It can greatly lower your cost. However, it requires good weather, more manpower, and more space. If you want to make it more effective, you can choose a brick or metal drying line. Besides, if the production is higher than 2,500 pieces, you need a brick or metal dryer. The latter dryers are more automatic by using a conveyor belt to replace workers.

Natural Drying System
Natural Drying System
Egg Tray Metal Dryer
Egg Tray Metal Dryer
Brick Dyrer
Brick Dyrer

4. Packing System

Different end products require different packing equipment. The commonly used machines include packer, counter, hot press, which can be chosen according to your needs.  In general, egg carton is more expensive than egg tray. So it requires better appearance and quality. Except for the smoother pulp, we often employ a hot press to reshape it. Below are some videos for your reference.

How are Egg Cartons Made?

Choose a Suitable Egg Carton Making Machine

Forming Mould Quantity1632404864
Total Power83.5144177236372.5
Electricity Consumption57.4kw/h100.8kw/h123.9kw/h165.2kw/h260.4kw/h
Staffing Demand4-64-65-76-86-8
Fuel Consumption (Multi-layer Metal Drying)Natural Gas40-50m³/h75-85m³/h80-90m³/h110-120m³/h120-130m³/h

FAQs about Egg Carton Manufacturing Process and Final Products

What are Cartons made of?

Available materials are notebook, book, magazine, A4 paper, cardboard, paper products, newsprint, packaging containers, containerboard, etc. The quality of egg cartons is different when the components are different.

Is there a requirement for the raw materials?

There isn’t strict limitation on raw materials, for example, category, color, moisture.

How are paper egg cartons made at home?

Firstly, make sure there is enough land to make egg cartons. Secondly, guarantee the supply of power and water at home. Thirdly, get a suitable egg crate making machine to minimize your budget and maximize your benefits.

How long does the egg carton manufacturing process take?

It mainly depends on two factors, including capacity and dryer. Leave your requirement and get a suitable plan right now.

Are egg cartons bad for the environment?

Of course not. Firstly, egg cartons are made of paper waste, which is a recyclable product. Secondly, it is easy to degrade. And it can be recycled to be made other products. Accordingly, it is environmentally friendly.

Are egg cartons sanitary?

Yes, they are. After high-temperature drying, there isn’t bacterial on the egg cartons. To meet customers’ strict requirements, add disinfectant.

What other products does this machine make?

Egg trays, fruit trays (apple trays, wiki trays, etc.), bottle trays, wine trays, cup trays, industrial packaging trays, seedling trays, coffee cup trays. In addition, it is available to send product images to us.

Where to get quality egg carton mold equipment?

Many customers are recommended by the regular customers because of good reputation for Beston Group. Beston has more than ten years of manufacturing and assembling experience in this field. Good quality and long-time after-sales are the main reason the majority of customers chose Beston.


BESTON GROUP CO., LTD. has years of experience in designing, manufacturing, exporting, and installing egg tray machines. Our pulp molding equipment is rotary and automatic, which makes the whole production line easy to operate. Besides, we offer different designs of molding dies to make egg trays, egg cartons, shoe trays, etc. It is proved that Beston egg carton manufacturing process is stable to use. More than that, Beston has developed a full after-sales service system with 60+ engineers and 8 overseas offices. So you will never worry about the products from Beston. Welcome to contact us for more details!

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