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Packaging and Labelling


PrimePro now being expanded to be more cost-effective and sustainable

In 2015, PrimePro Core won the Best New Food Packaging Award for Best New Packaging in Barcelona, Spain. Chantler Packaging, the company that developed PrimePro technology, has now expanded its product range. “We’re using PrimePro technology and ethylene-absorbing abilities, as well as quality-improving and.....

New vegetable packaging graphics for summer

Mann Packing introduced today new seasonal graphics for its vegetable trays. The “Summer Fun” graphics are featured on its 16.5oz and 40oz Veggie Ranch trays in the U.S. and Canada. The updated artwork incorporates the Mann’s logo along with summer-themed artwork bringing more emphasis to the.....

All designed and built in-house

Print on Demand labeling system considered industry standard in produce labeling

Hurst International is the originator of the patented “Print on Demand” (POD) Versaprint labeling system. The innovative system combines technology developed by Hurst to meet the needs of the fruit packaging industry. The Direct Thermal Printing technology allows packers to label up to 63 different graphics at.....

Launch of tabbed label for direct variable print applications

Following the commercial launch of Sinclair’s Print on Demand™ technology, the latest innovation in fruit labeling is further optimized with the introduction of the Sinclair® TruTab™. "It's the first and only tabbed label for direct thermal variable print applications," says Barry Lawson, Product Manager with.....

Spain is Europe's fourth largest producer

Agricultural sector, the main consumer of corrugated cardboard

Spain was Europe's fourth largest producer of corrugated cardboard in 2016, with 4,952 million square metres of this material; 4.06% more than in the previous year, according to data from the Spanish Association of Corrugated Cardboard PackagingManufacturers (AFCO).Thus, Spain stands only behind Germany, Italy.....

NZ food labelling sparks debate in Parliament

A fight nearly broke out in Parliament today over mandarins. On one side was Labour Party MP Damien O'Connor, saying that shoppers were being lied to about where their fruit came from. On the other was powerful Food and Grocery Council head, Katherine Rich, who is strongly against making it compulsory for.....

New concept to facilitate fruit and cherry tomato consumption

In order to facilitate fresh fruit and cherry tomato consumption, French company Marroig Primeurs has launched a brand new concept. Their Fru&Tube is a transparent plastic tube containing fresh whole fruit and cherry tomatoes. Anthony Marroig, Sales Manager of the family-run company describes the concept.....

Hort Connections: Protecting your brand is protecting your integrity

An asset management specialist has warned any business wanting to enter the rapidly expanding Asian market to ensure they have control over their product throughout the supply chain.Speaking at a Hort Connections seminar, Watermark says Australia has built a reputation as a clean green producer of food, and.....

Interni Film

“Shelf life of fruit and vegetables extended due to laser perforation”

Packaging company Interni Film provides packaging film in its own production with laser perforation, extending shelf lives of fruit and vegetables. “For each type of fruit and vegetable, we calculate how many holes the packaging needs to reach the ultimate shelf life of the product. During the production.....

Hort Connections: 'Smart Packaging' is the way of the future

Packaging is quickly becoming more than just a layer of physical protection, or wrapping for a product, according to one of the world's leading packing companies. In a seminar at Hort Connections in Adelaide, Visy Industries explained the importance of how 'smart packaging' can help retailers to win the trust.....

AU: Victorian fruit packing company set to expand

Family owned and operated fruit packing operation JV Orchards has announced its expansion, creating an additional 15 jobs.With assistance from the Victorian Government, the Cobram company, in the state’s north will invest $900,000 in the expansion of its fruit packing and export facility in a boost for local.....

NZ: Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today.The Select Committee is hearing submissions on the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of.....

IPL acquires US-based Macro Plastics for $150M

IPL has announced that it will be acquiring Macro Plastics Inc., a US manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, for US$150 million.IPL describes Macro, based in Fairfield, California, as one of the largest manufacturer of rigid plastic bulk bins worldwide. The Montreal-based manufacturer of plastic injection.....

New hearings on NZ country of origin labelling

The Parliamentary Select Committee commences its hearings this week on the Green Party’s Private Members Bill, the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. This is a very quick turnaround, as submissions only closed last Thursday. You can read Horticulture New Zealand’s submission here."Our.....

Edible ink allows invisible label printing on fruit

Australian company, Digital Ink Technologies' new POLYtrust edible UV invisible and visible inks offers a unique way to label fruits and vegetables. The ink allows the company's printers to use the polymer thermal inkjet technology which sticks directly onto fruit & vegetables and can not be easily rubbed.....

China: Labelling equipment helps companies establish brand image

"On the current international fruit and vegetable market, brand recognition is key. Brands with a good reputation symbolize quality, and will gain the consumer's trust. Using brand labels on fruit and vegetables is the most important method of establishing a brand," according to Mr. Han Jin from the Chinese.....

Turkey: Innovative antimicrobial MA-MH bag now available

Deka Plastic, a company that mainly produces modified atmosphere bags and retail bags for the fresh produce industry, has been in business for the last 25 years. The company is responsible for a ‘new generation of modified atmosphere – modified humidity (MA-MH) bags’ developed using several nanotech compounds......