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Packaging and Labelling
Pear category shift with branded pouch bag programs
The first pear category Stemilt-O-Graphic of the new crop year was released today and shows significant growth in bags year-over-year. Stemilt’s analysis of the latest set of retail scan data from Nielsen Perishables Group revealed the percent bags contributed to the pear category in October grew from 5.9%.....
New EcoPack trays for bananas in Mexico
The first shipments of Bananas in EcoPack trays, have arrived at Mercado Abstracto, the central market in Mexico City.The unique trays of EcoPack for Bananas enable farmers & trade companies to add another layer of trays on a pallet which provides extra income.As per growers calculation,.....
Spain: New biodegradable packaging for fruit and veg
The Technological Institute for Packaging, Transport and Logistics (ITENE) has introduced a new biodegradable packaging format for fruits, vegetables and other foods, as reported by the agency itself.ITENE took part with a stand on 18 and 19 November at the Professional Packaging Exhibition EMPACK 2015, held.....
Daan van de Loo, Loo-Pack:
Plastic fruit crates on the rise
For two years now packaging supplier, Loo-Pack, has been supplying various types of packaging. Their focus is on sustainability, "In recent years the demand from customers for sustainable products has been increasing," says owner Daan van de Loo. "Several years ago only 5% of the fruit crates on the market.....
Rwanda: Packaging, certification challenge for exporters
Local manufacturers have decried lack of standard packaging materials in the country and certification process as major challenges hindering Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from accessing international markets.Speaking at the second public and private dialogue on market access, in Kigali, yesterday, the.....
Smile Lite, the Italian resealable packaging conquers the world
Resealable packaging is making its way onto the fresh produce market at a steadily increasing pace. That is what is happening to Trandos Hydroponic Growers (THG), one of the most important tomato producers in Australia, who chose Smile Lite – the resealable film from Smilesys – to launch its new.....
4-6 October, 2016 in Addis Ababa
Fairtrade to launch 'agrofood plastpack Ethiopia'
Ethiopia has the largest economy in East and Central Africa and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, which prompted German trade fair specialists, fairtrade, to launch agrofood plastpack Ethiopia at the Millennium Hall on 4-6 October, 2016 in Addis Ababa.“The idea to launch a professional.....
Spain: New customised labelling from Cuna de Platero
One of the major developments at the start of the season for the Moguer-based cooperative Cuna de Platero is the introduction of custom labelling, adapted to the needs of each client. To this end, its production team has been receiving specialised training on labelling creation and management. This way, "we.....
Bioplastics an environmentally friendly packaging material
Sustainable production is a fundamental characteristic of organic food. But how environmentally friendly is the packaging material of processed organic food? Can plastics be used and which types? The new bioplastics toolon the Association of Organic Food Producers (AÖL) website can answer these questions......
Indian horticulture minister:
'Proper packaging could boost organic produce'
Horticulture Minister Harak Singh Rawat recently said that proper packaging of organic fruits, vegetables and tea could help Uttrakhand carve a distinct place for itself.“State’s like Sikkim which learnt the art of organic farming from us, managed to find a mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech.....
Ay-kasa delivers patented collapsible crates
"Consumers really excited about minibox"
Istanbul-based company Ay-kasa Folding Crates supplies plastic folding crates. The company is part of the Turkish Ayyildiz Group. Vice president Hakan Nikbay: "All our crates have special dimensions and fit perfectly on a pallet, even 'minibox' which is our smallest crate." Because of the specific.....
Oregon Cherry Growers reveal new packaging
Grower-owned cooperative Oregon Cherry Growers, is unveiling its latest innovation, this time in packaging. The cooperative’s popular Royal Harvest™ Bordeaux-Style Maraschinos and The Royal Cherry® Maraschinos, featuring hand-picked cherries grown in the Northwest, are now available in stand-up pouches at.....
Chelan Fresh unveils new packaging
The autumn leaves on the ground mean it's apple season and Pinterest boards everywhere are filling up with creative ways to incorporate apples into your favorite dishes. Chelan Fresh is highlighting its “creative juices” by rolling out new packaging to help you pick the perfect fruit for your recipe.The new.....
Living Butter Lettuce label wins printing award
Yerecic Label is honored with two awards for print excellence at the 38th Annual Tag and Label Manufacturer’s Institute (TLMI) Awards Competition. The organization was also awarded an Environmental Leadership Certificate during the annual TLMI conference held in October 2015.Yerecic Label was presented with.....