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Packaging and Labelling


Sustainability and innovation are key to the packaging of Chilean fruit

Chilean fruits have faced significant challenges in the last 10 years. From the FTA with China in 2007 to the crisis in Brazil in 2015 and the Paris Agreements in 2016, for better or for worse, the changes have been important for Chilean exports, as the axis has moved towards Asia, mainly China.This is one of.....

More than 28,000 euros in deposits collected

7,500 fruit and vegetable crates stolen

Three employees of a Bornheim-based company have to go to court for the theft of nearly 7,500 fruit and vegetable crates. The employees made the returnable green packaging disappear during their shift. Over time the stolen containers were sold to other greengrocers, in order to collect the deposits of 3.86.....

Annemarie Dekker, Remmert Dekker Packaging:

“Cardboard a more versatile marketing tool than plastic”

What do chip trays from cafeterias, cardboard beer trays from Heineken and the soft fruit packaging from Nature’s Pride have in common? All of these were invented by Remmert Dekker Packaging. The packaging company now has a wide range of customised cardboard packaging solutions for fruit and vegetables......

MIFA Agricultural Packaging and Exports

Cardboard boxes reduce packaging costs

“Our packaging for the agricultural industry helps in reducing costs for companies. We are currently working with producers of strawberries, apples, mangoes, blueberries, blackberries, avocados, tomatoes, chili peppers, limes and many others. The packaging that we offer is corrugated cardboard, which is 100%.....

Category manager Ed van Venrooij, Hoogvliet:

"Special jute packaging for mandarins a success for the last three years"

A few years ago category manager Ed van Venrooij encountered jute packaging abroad. He took it to his Spanish citrus supplier and they thought it was a good idea too. Dutch retailer Hoogvliet has now been supplying the jute 'Sinterklaas bag' of mandarins in the week of the 5th of December (Sinterklaas:" a kids.....

Pouchfiller gaining popularity in fresh produce sector

The pouch, as a means of packaging, is very trendy in the food world at the moment. This handy packaging has a fold-out bottom and, when sealed, can stand upright in supermarket shelves. It is also easy to carry, thanks to a handle at the top of the packaging. Just below this handle, there is a "zip" which.....

Cool Port Packing Rotterdam set to give laser labelling Europe-wide boost

Melons, ginger, apples and avocados featuring laser labelled brands and traceability codes could soon be appearing in supermarkets across Europe, following a new technological investment by Total Produce-supplier Cool Port Packing Rotterdam. The company, part of logistics giant Kloosterboer, works closely with.....

China: Cost of cardboard boxes continue to rise

The price of cardboard boxes from Xuzhou city in Jiangsu Province is continuing to rise. Big and smalltriple-layer cardboard boxes used by delivery companies cost 2.6 yuan and 0.3 yuan respectively, which is 40% more than at the same period last year. According to the research, some of the delivery companies.....

Sunset launches new football-shaped packaging for snacking tomatoes

Sunset today introduced the Flavor Bowl, a football-shaped container filled with one pound of the brand's snacking tomatoes.“Snacking and watching football go hand in hand,” said Sunset CEO Paul Mastronardi. “We wanted to offer tailgaters and TV viewers a fun way to bring healthy snacks to the party in a.....

Gift packaging at Mac Fruit Attraction China

VIDEODuring the second day at Mac Fruit Attraction China, many (Chinese) exhibitors presented the various gift packagings available. At least 75% of producers and traders had them, meaning this is not only a trend, but an actual style.Watch the interview!Kiwis, apples, strawberries, cherries, melons: these were.....

The foundation of an organic fruit company

China: "New machine could lower the cost of labour by 70%"

"This packaging machine for young fruit operates 5-7 times more efficiently than traditional manual packaging, which could lower the cost of manual labour by 70%. That is an estimated increase in profit of over 500 yuan [75.78 USD] per 0.07 hectare. In addition, after processing, the appearance and quality of.....

Italy: Packtin develops biodegradable packaging

Collecting waste products (orange and apple peel, beetroot pulp, etc.) and using them as raw material by extracting fibre and active compounds to make biodegradable and edible covers and films for fresh food products. This is the mission of a university start-up/spin-offPacktin which, after years of R&D at.....

Australian Made welcomes reports of new branding for Australian exports

The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed media reports of the Federal Government’s commitment to a stronger, “unified national brand” for Australian exports, in anticipation of the release of its Foreign Policy White Paper today.“The power of consistent branding, both here and overseas, cannot be overstated,”.....

Ahmed El Shall – PAFT

Egyptian exporters switching to plastic pallets

Egyptian growers and exporters have traditionally used wooden pallets for their logistics. However, more and more companies are switching over to the use of plastic pallets, which are more in line with the current industry standards for food health. In the long run, they’re also cheaper.“We provide both wood.....

Italy: Sealed Air for fresh food packaging

In the era ofblockchains, Ux (user experience) and new generations, the fresh produce sector can try to follow current market trends too, helped by technological advances and the increased interest in health and food quality.Sealed Air's 'Innovazione Cliente' group studies ways to implement new technologies.....

Pacombi Group breaks gound

"New packaging distribution centre will have space for more than 45,000 pallets"

Last week, the Pacombi Group began construction of its new distribution centre. It will be located next to the A4 in Den Hoorn (Harnaschpolder) in the Netherlands, and will be 30 000 m2 in size. The new building will house Van der Windt Packaging, which has been part of the Pacombi Group since 2013. The new.....

CA: Caxton Mark offers new line of printed bags

It has been just over a year since Caxton Mark merged with MGI, an automation and robotics company. Now, Caxton Mark has introduced a new line of printed bags.Kevin Kantati, the Director of Sales added, “We are committed to providing the same quality and service our customers have come to expect from us with.....