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Sustainable packaging solutions are still a sensitive topic

Individual fruits in plastic are common on supermarket shelves today. The production of plastic packaging materials such as films, carrier bags and pull boxes has a corresponding energy and resource consumption and there are problems with disposal as well. Germany produces more waste packaging material than.....

Study shows reusable plastic containers emit 60% less CO2

A new study, Carbon Footprint of Food Packaging, comparing the carbon footprints of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) and single-use cardboard boxes, has shown that RPCs emit 60 percent less CO2 when used for packaging, shipping and storing fresh produce. Published in February 2018, the study was conducted by.....

Jan van den Heuvel, VDH Concept:

“Resealable label ideal for fresh produce packaging”

Jan van den Heuvel has been active in the world of fresh produce packaging for more than 30 years, the last eleven of which with his own company VDH Concept. Although the anti-plastic movement is unarguably active, this offers many opportunities to respond to, or be ahead of, trends on the market as well......

Endless pictures of ridiculous plastic packaging

On the Greenpeace site, a stream of pictures taken by concerned customers shows us that the plastic pollution crisis is really getting out of hand. Corporations and retailers are wrapping everything from avocados to t-shirts in throwaway plastic packaging that eventually finds its way into our oceans, all in.....

Photo report Empack and Packing Innovations

The Empack and Packaging Innovations packaging shows caused a stir in the packaging industry. Exhibitors and visitors - an interesting fusion of packaging techniques and designs was created.The Dutch packaging industry came together in the Netherlands in Utrecht recently. About 9,000 people turned up. A visit.....

Sven Henze, Bio Freshi:

"When it comes to organic products, you also expect responsible packaging"

Sven Henze started work as Operational Manager at Bio Freshi on 1 October 2017. He previously worked at the Dutch organic wholesaler, Udea, for twelve years. Bio Freshi is a fresh organic fruit and vegetable service supplier, based in the Dutch town of Breda. They currently import large volumes of sweet.....

Ultra-thin MA film seeks to revolutionize packaging

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) has been around for three decades already and in recent years it's gained acceptance as the market appreciates its performance preserving the freshness of fresh produce and reducing waste in the logistic chain. Alongside with the benefits also comes the cost which is derived.....

Solidus Solutions, solid cardboard trays for Chinese vegetables:

"After all, you want your product to reach the customer in perfect order"

Solidus Solutions has developed packaging for various kinds of Chinese vegetables. They did this in cooperation with Freshchoi BV. The packaging has a moisture-resistant coating and offset printing. This makes it clearly recognisable in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.According to Lauran Jansen, Sales.....

New Zealand apple exporter introduces Croptracker Software pilot

Croptracker, Inc. is excited to announce the inaugural New Zealand pilot launch of their award-winning crop management and record-keeping software for Mr. Apple, New Zealand’s largest fully-integrated grower, packer, and marketer of apples.Mr. Apple operates more than 1000 hectares of orchards and exports more.....

Argentina: "Buyers abroad don't accept an increase in fruit costs due to national packaging taxes"

The Secretariat of Commerce of the Nation opened the doors to competition in the country's apple and pear boxes market, after revoking an old resolution that erected obstacles to their import. This new measure would allow exporters to save about $100 million a year in costs related to fruit packaging. The.....

Mpact modernises for South Africa’s citrus fruit export industry

Mpact has opened its newly expanded corrugated packaging factory in Port Elizabeth, aimed at servicing the growing citrus fruit export industry in the Eastern Cape. The R150 million (€10 mln) investment is centred on a new German-made state-of-the-art paper board corrugating machine that more than doubles the.....

Relaunch of kits with new blends to target a wider consumer base

Chopped kits are biggest segment in salad category

Mother Nature has to provide the raw materials: the results are packaged for convenience and marketed in the bagged salad category. More and more people are choosing to eat at home, driving sales for chopped salad kits and lessening the frequency of restaurant consumption. Chopped Kits have been responsible.....

Italy: New packaging for potatoes - free from MOSH and MOAH

The season of new potatoes from Salento has started. "Quality is good, though only average yields per hectare and grades are not very high. We mainly grow the Sieglinde variety in our area - one of the cultivars most suitable for cooking and very popular in northern European countries. The harvesting of Pdo.....

Apple handle bag designed to be different

Handle bags are becoming a common sight on supermarket shelves, with producers opting to give consumers the convenience of a 'grab 'n go' experience. One company has come up with a unique apple handle bag that has been carefully designed with premium products in mind.There are some key differences in Vortex.....

NASA using Modified Atmosphere Packaging to send produce into space

PEAKfresh USA today announces that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is utilizing PEAKfresh produce bags on its latest resupply mission via SpaceX CRS-14. The launch successfully took place Monday, April 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and will be.....

Dutch Graphic Group moves to new location Fresh Park Venlo

“2018 will be the year of our national breakthrough”

Nino Venezia started his career as head of the post room / printer of Veiling ZON. In 2000 he chose free enterprise, and over the years, Graphic & Mail became a concept in the fresh produce sector in the field of labels, index cards and more. With the name change to Dutch Graphic Group, the entrepreneur.....

Crown Food Europe opens new manufacturing plant in Hungary

Crown Food Europe has opened a new manufacturing facility in Nagykörös, Hungary, to serve vegetable brands across Europe. The facility features two production lines that manufacture 65mm and 73mm diameter cans.Among other things, the new lines are suitable for vegetables and ready meals. According to Crown,.....

Saint Lucia

WINFRESH warns of disaster if customer demands are not met

WINFRESH has been engaged in discussions with the carton manufacturing company in Saint Lucia, WINERA, and the relevant authorities in the Government of Saint Lucia, regarding a planned switch from cardboard cartons to plastic crates used in the export of bananas to the United Kingdom.The discussions surround.....

Sonoco acquiring Highland Packaging Solutions

Global packaging company Sonoco is acquiring Highland Packaging Solutions for approximately $150m in cash.Highland is a privately-owned producer of thermoformed plastic packaging for fresh produce and dairy products, based in Plant City, Florida.The transaction is subject to normal regulatory review and is.....

Germany: Why is so much fruit and veg packaged in plastic?

While plastic bags at the cash register are disappearing, it seems more and more obvious that consumers can also contribute to the reduction of packaging material. However, 17 million tons of packaging such as cardboard, paper or plastic still go over the counter every year, only to be disposed of afterwards......