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Packaging and Labelling


New CuteCumber™ Poppers win two awards in just a few weeks

What started as a trial earlier this year, has resulted in two awards in just a matter of weeks. At last week’s United Fresh show, Mucci Farms’ CuteCumber™ Poppers won the Innovation Award for Best New Packaging. Launch of the Poppers is driven by a rise in the snacking and convenience category. “We are always.....

Australia’s first EFI digital carton printer

Orora unveils Nozomi

Australian packaging giant Orora showed its new installation of the first EFI Nozomi C180000 digital packaging printer in the country, along with its other recent investments in its business at the Innovation Expo. The company has committed a massive $100m to upgrade its printing, converting and corrugator.....

Packaging Automation Ltd supports reduction of plastic waste

With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer.The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the.....

Supplier Lorentzen & Sievers presents new packaging solutions

Germany: "Sustainability affects packaging methods”

Today, packaging materials are a sensitive, even emotional topic. With the growth of 'new' product segments like 'fresh-cut', sustainable packaging solutions are becoming a necessity as well. Therefore, international wholesale supplier Lorentzen & Sievers is also working hard on the creation of new.....

A proposal by "Fellini Patrizio" for the mass distribution

Radishes in a tub, a practical and colouful snack

The company "Fellini Patrizio" is dedicated in the production of fresh, practical and appealing long shelf-life radishes served in 200-gram glasses. Emilie Fellini declares that the company has recorded a high demand for this product as it is well presented: radishes are sold in a transparent packaging which.....

Supermarket introduces clever alternative for plastic fruit bags

The plastic bag has already disappeared from many supermarkets, but the transparent plastic bags in the fruit and vegetable departments continue to be used. A REWE market wants to change that - with a simple idea. Photo: Jörg Randebrock In the Rewe market in Wesseling, for two weeks now it has been possible to.....

Moulded fibre packaging wins CSR Excellence award

Two years ago CKF and G’s Fresh Mushrooms began working together with the aim of elevating mushroom packaging to the demands of the 21st century. Mushroom packaging has seen little innovation over the past 20 years. CKF say the traditionally used plastic punnet wrapped with PVC has no positive impact on the.....

Mexican distributor IDICSA achieves sales growth of 21 percent

Label printer manufacturer Leibinger expands Mexico branch

Mexico is becoming an increasingly important market for German printer manufacturer Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG. IDICSA, an important Mexican distribution partner, increased its sales of industrial Made-in-Germany inkjet printers by 21 percent in 2017. An even stronger market presence is planned for the.....

Vitacress introduces recyclable plastic for living herb pots

Vitacress is introducing recyclable plastic packaging to its living herb pots and in doing so eliminating the black plastic pots it currently uses. The new grey pots contain 90% recycled content, and will be used for all fresh sowings on the business’ West Sussex nursery from July 2018.Vitacress recognised the.....

Accelerating the RipeLock™ technology for consumer-preferred bananas

AgroFresh announces alliance with Del Monte Fresh Produce

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global leader in produce freshness solutions, today announced a collaboration agreement with Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, to bring AgroFresh’s RipeLock™ Quality System to more.....

Fox Packaging announces changes to pouch bag design

On the four year anniversary of the launch of its patented Stand-Up Combo® bag, supplier of flexible packaging solutions, Fox Packaging™ announces a film upgrade that the company says is designed to improve the stand up pouch bag’s performance and visual appeal.Previously made from a proprietary polyethylene.....

Europe's largest blueberry packing plant

Upcoming trends in berry packaging

The 4th International Berry Congress, held in Huelva, Spain, has been the stage chosen by Induser to showcase its new technologies and products developed last year, but also to predict where they will be heading in the short and medium term."We are constantly studying the global trends in the sector and using.....

New reusable packaging & merchandising systems to be showcased at United Fresh

Polymer Logistics will present innovative products and services for transport packaging, retail and promotional display, and asset management at the 2018 United FreshMKT and International Floriculture Expos at McCormick Place in Chicago, June 25-27, 2018.“We are laser focused on helping retailers and growers.....

Italy: Cherries in wicker baskets

A cherry producer from Vignola packages the produce in wicker baskets. Six baskets are placed in a crate for a total weight of 4.5 kg.This solution is adopted for the premium produce, sold at a price per kg that is above average. Considering that, on 18th June 2018, the price hovered between €3.5 and 6/kg,.....

Saropack AG provides knowledge on film packaging

“Great interest in film made of sugar cane waste”

Saropack AG organized the film forum ‘FOFO’ for its customers: it provided customers with in-depth application knowledge on film packaging. On June 14, 2018, more than 40 guests were informed by the packaging specialist during a morning and afternoon event. After information on Saropack and a deeper insight.....

VPZ Verpackungszentrum

Austrian sustainable packaging solutions made from beechwood

The Austria-based company VPZ Verpackungszentrum has created a new type of packaging for fruit and vegetables. The reusable Packnatur® cellulose bags are made from FSC-certified beechwood; they are tear-resistant and wet-proof.The fact that the bags are breathable and moisture-regulating means that they can.....

Bizerba

This one shop scale can weigh, label, advise clients, and complete transactions

The Bizerba K-Class Flex II Pro-series offer various functions for the modern daily routine in retail shops. This one scale weighs and labels products, advises clients, and completes transactions. A powerful, open PC platform ensures high performance. The large RAM capacity has enough space to implement new.....