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walnut shell waste factory
Walnut Shell Waste Factory
walnut shell waste characteristics

Nutshells as the Perfect Packaging Agent 

Durable. Lightweight. Attractive. Biodegradable.


Walnut Shell Waste Surplus in Europe

In Europe, the food industry generates an estimated surplus of over 1.5 million tons of walnut shell waste annually. This massive quantity poses a significant environmental challenge, as most of it ends up in landfills, contributing to waste accumulation. We recognize this surplus as an untapped resource and see the opportunity to repurpose walnut shells for sustainable packaging solutions.


Different Use Cases for Walnut Shells

Walnut shells are not just a waste product; they are a valuable resource waiting to be utilized. Currently, only a fraction of the shell waste is repurposed. Some use it as a cleaning agent for machinery, as an organic soil amendment, or in cosmetics and personal care products for their gentle exfoliating properties. 


Powerful Composition

Walnut shells are primarily composed of hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin, with smaller amounts of proteins, lipids, and minerals. These natural components contribute to the shells' strength and durability (that you fight when trying to crack them). While the nut itself has some allergenic properties, the shell is hypoallergenic - meaning it won't harm people with nut allergies. 


Why Walnut Shells as Packaging Material?

Walnut shells offer several advantages as packaging material. Their inherent oil resistance, attributed to the presence of lignin, makes them ideal for protecting contents from grease and moisture. Their dense structure provides natural UV protection that will preserve the quality of packaged goods. Walnut shells are lightweight yet remarkably sturdy making them the perfect eco-conscious alternative to traditional plastic packaging.

Are you a De-shelling Company wanting to get rid of your waste material ?

Are you a Walnut Orchard selling your walnuts, sitting on a mountain of shells ?

Or are you a passionate Nutcracker by heart ?

Call at +45.50377530

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