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Packaging and Labelling
Holfeld speed up integrated soft fruit packing lines
Holfeld continues to be committed to innovation and technological breakthroughs assisting the sector to maintain profitability with their latest auto de-nest technology.As a first-to-market Holfeld Plastics has developed a ‘one size fits all’ auto de-nestable range of punnets across its standard crate fit.....
California season commences
Gourmet Trading Company features retail friendly pack sizes
California blueberry season is underway for North American distributor of Fresh Asparagus and Blueberries, Gourmet Trading Company, who has introduced 5oz, 10oz and 16oz retail friendly pack sizes of its SuperbluesTM the super sized and crunchy blueberries from its own California blueberry farm.“We found.....
Holfeld Plastics range of soft fruit packaging already finding favour
Now that Summer has, at last, arrived soft fruit in all its varied forms, tastes, size and colours is flying off the shelves. The benefit of an unparalleled range of products for the fresh produce market through Holfeld Plastics is already finding favour with many of its customers who see the advantage of.....
Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds responds to healthy snacking trend
Paramount Farms launches new packaging
Paramount Farms, best known for its success in the produce aisle, is expanding its product offerings to meet the growing demand for quick, healthy snacks in convenience and foodservice channels with Wonderful Pistachios, the number one selling snack nut item, and Wonderful Almonds. The popular snack nut.....
Courtauld Commitment Phase 3
Sirane keen to help companies meet food waste targets
Last week 45 signatories, including all the major grocery retailers and many leading brand manufacturers, signed up to the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment.Sirane an innovative packaging development and manufacturing company with a growing reputation in shelf-life extension – already has a number.....
New from StePac - Xtend Pallet Shrouds
StePac has recently launched Xtend pallet shrouds, a novel packaging solution characterized by sufficiently high water vapor transmission rates to reduce fresh produce dehydration and weight loss during the supply chain on the one hand and reduce the risk of carton collapse on the other.Dehydration and.....
Mann Packing supports tray sustainability with video release
Mann Packing will release a new video and ad campaign at United Fresh to reinforce the sustainability features of its lidless vegetable trays.Last fall the company re-designed its vegetable platter and removed the familiar black plastic portion of the package commonly used as the lid.The company decided to.....
Italy: Modified atmosphere bags that extend shelf-life
Retarder, a Piedmontese company supplying packaging and technological tools to store and extend the shelf-life of produce, has created modified atmosphere bags, a new technology to store and transport fruit and vegetables."MAP Retarder bags create and efficient modified atmosphere system, composed of an.....
Extending berry shelf life with Xtend MAP
Berries are highly perishable and the limiting factors for prolonged storage are typically dehydration and decay. Decay by Botrytis and Rhizopus are by far the greatest cause of postharvest losses. Decay can be controlled by prompt cooling, but in addition, since berries tolerate elevated CO2 concentrations.....
Packaging decision could spell success or failure in the agriculture sector
Selecting the correct packaging is a fundamental decision for players in South Africa’s beleaguered agriculture sector. Suppliers to local and international markets depend heavily on the durability of their chosen packaging to protect their produce on the journey from field to shelf. Amid existing.....
Chantler hosts dinner on strategies to combat waste
Chantler Packaging hosted a dinner at this year's CPMA convention in Toronto to talk about some strategies they've implemented to combat food waste. The presentation covered the problem of food waste along the cold chain, the impact it has and the benefits of managing the problem.Chantler's Grant Ferguson.....
Bonduelle launches next generation vegetable can
After ten years in development, the leading European food processor Bonduelle has launched a new steel food can that delivers enhanced consumer appeal together with significant environmental benefits.The development of this can, made by Ardagh Group, represents a significant advance in DWI (Draw and Wall.....
Belgium: StarMeal focuses on France, Netherlands and Germany
Healthy food, especially fruits and vegetables, was something Belgian entrepreneur Lieven Van Lommel grew up with. In 1925 his great-grandfather started selling vegetables. His grandfather and parents were in the fruit trade. Last year the founder of StarMeal became the winner of the Flemish JCI Young.....
With a video on how it works!
Italy: LGL label factory lauches new ultra-fast and efficient hand-applicator
A label on a product is not only a sticker, it is often also a calling card for the product itself, for its image and that of its brand. The "right" label must therefore remain intact and readable even after long journeys. In order to achieve this, the material, the glue and the print are essential.....