Ennis-based company CupPrint, which manufactures compostable cups for markets across the world, has announced an expansion that will add 15 staff.

It will bring the number of employees at the firm in Ennis to 120.

The company, based at Ballymaley Business park in Ennis, is expanding its eco-friendly cup production facility and is embarking on the production of two new products; reCup and the Frugalpac Cup.

CupPrint says the reCup is 100% recyclable in mainstream paper recycling facilities by using Earthcoating.

Its new product, the Frugalpac Cup is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled several times.

The company will begin production of this cup next month and says it will be the first in the world to do so.

The announcement was made at an event in the plant today attended by Junior Minister for Trade Pat Breen.

CupPrint CEO Terry Fox said the expansion has been brought about by consumer demand for sustainable products and they were delighted to be offering new jobs in the region.