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Mediane further specialises in agro packaging

Mediane has acquired a position as a supplier of bags and sleeves for potted herbs, lettuce, vegetable and bread packaging over the last few years. The business now produces around 1.5 billion bags and sleeves annually and exports to over 50 countries."We've built up a customer base with whom we can grow. We.....

ULMA Packaging's new "Tight Bag" system improves shipping efficiency

ULMA Packaging looks to solve the issues that have hampered the food industry caused by excess air in the bag with their new "Tight Bag" system.The company has developed a VFFS Air Extraction System (Tight Bag) to tackle excess air in the bag which often leads to bigger boxes resulting in fewer packs per.....

Worker friendly, dual packaging table now available

A brand new packing machine from Sorter, has been designed to make work easier for packing employees by making work more ergonomic and reducing unnecessary movements and strenuous physical tasks, such as carrying full boxes of packed products, which are transported on the top conveyor."Our new machine, the.....

IFCO:

"RPC's have generated $5.2 billion in savings since 1992"

IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) have generated $5.2 billion in supply chain savings since the company was founded in 1992, according to new data released by the company today.The cost-savings come from reduced labour and handling costs, reduced product damage rates and equipment, space and transport.....

44% of fruit and veg go to waste in the US, but better packaging could help

The National Resources Defense Council recently reported that much, if not most, food waste is fresh food purchased for home use.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, American families throw away up to 44% of fruits and vegetables they purchase.While there are many reasons for household food waste.....

Eddie Clarijs, Unipak:

“New packaging absorbs fruit juice and extends shelf life”

Strawberries, tomatoes or raspberries are juicy products. It can be difficult to find a suitable packaging for these products because of that juiciness. Unipak from Steenbergen, the Netherlands, has produced a new packaging that can absorb the fruit juice like a sponge, as it were.The packaging produced by.....

Waitrose trialling new environmentally friendly packaging for organic tomatoes

Waitrose is trailing a new environmentally friendly pack that they hope will help bring the end of plastic packaging for organic tomatoes.A new form of non-plastic punnet which uses tomato leaves is being experimented to help package tomatoes.Waitrose created the new packaging by combining dried tomato leaf.....

China: How much longer can the price for paper run wild?

During the last few months, market leaders in the paper industry have one by one announced that they have had to raise prices. Some business proprietors that recycle waste paper even had to store goods they could not sell. The appreciation in value has been going on since the last half year of 2016 and has.....

Euro Pool System and La Palette Rouge share knowledge in packaging pooling

Two divisions, each with the same year of birth, are sharing their expertise in the area of packaging pooling. EPS has become the standard packaging in the European chain for fresh and packaged foods with its reusable and folding trays. LPR has taken a leading position in the FMCG sector with its innovative.....

Latest steps in the plastic reduction strategy of this retail company

Germany: REWE now only sells unpackaged bananas

Soon there will be no more bananas wrapped in plastic film available in the more than 3.300 REWE stores nationwide. Product information will then be found on adhesive labels or banderoles. As REWE supplies bananas from various brand companies, private label producers and suppliers - in line with the different.....

University of Florida:

"Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels"

For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher.Zhifeng Gao, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food and resource economics, led the study with former doctoral students.....

University of Florida study:

"Consumers see ‘organic’ and ‘non-GM’ food labels as synonymous"

Consumers are confused between foods labeled as “organic” and “non-genetically modified,” according to a new study led by a University of Florida professor. In fact, researchers found that some consumers view the two labels as synonymous.When Congress approved the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure.....

Goplasticpallets.com use visual 'storytelling' techniques to launch campaign

Goplasticpallets.com has used the power of visual storytelling to take its ‘Leave the wood’ campaign to the next level by launching an intriguing new video.The video tells the story of how the humble wooden pallet has been superseded by the reusable plastic pallet, as we move forward into the 21st century.Set.....

Maria Wieloch:

“Balance between price and taste is important”

Waiters wear pink ribbons; there are pink ribbons on punnets of raspberries; the whole of Sweden is coloured pink in October. October is Pink Ribbon month here. Annually, money is collected in various ways, to help finance cancer research. ICA, Sweden’s largest supermarket chain, also takes part in these.....

Fruit in punnets or pots not a trend but a necessity

From strawberries and blueberries to peaches, asparagus and even garlic. A trend emerged from visiting the over 1400 exhibitors at Fruit Attraction Madrid (18th-20th October 2017) - many chose packaging like punnets and pots to make the products easier to consume.Green asparagus in trays: clean and ready to.....

Disney's Star Wars and Marvel icons to help families make healthier choices

The Walt Disney Company has announced the expansion of its popular “Disney Check” to include Marvel and Star Wars icons.Since launching in 2012, the “Disney Check” featuring Mickey Mouse has helped millions of families make healthier choices by appearing on food, beverages, and recipes that meet Disney.....

Eco Pack unveils new produce containers for the US market

Eco Pack Systems, a maker of transport packaging is rolling out its new low-weight container solution to the US market. The new container enables fully customizable point of purchase branding, reduces transportation costs and is made from food grade material.The company claims that it improves food safety,.....

Presa, Sofie Vandereycken:

“Lasering text on fresh produce becoming more popular in Belgium”

During the Empack 2017 in Mechelen, Belgium, the company Presa presented various packing and coding machines that can be applied in the fresh produce sector. One machine gaining popularity that’s used by a company in Overijse is the Solaris laser machine for potatoes, fruit and vegetables. Using a CO2 laser,.....

Sun Pacific debuts new packaging for the holiday season

Cuties & Mighties promote healthy holiday snacking

Cuties clementines, parents’ most preferred produce brand, and Mighties kiwi are helping families make healthier holiday snack choices with new seasonal packaging, hitting stores this November through the new year.The 5-pound boxes and display cartons feature the brand’s lovable characters, Lil’ Zipper and.....

ISS GUT! from 5 to 7 November in Leipzig

Bizerba presents new products for cutting, weighing and labelling

Bizerba will show their innovations at ISS GUT! (hall 2, booth J07). The producer will also present new labeling and weighing technology products. Since 1 August 2017, Bizerba's products of the best Swiss quality have been available. Only Bizerba sells the vegetable cutter fabricated by Brunner-Anliker in.....

Jean-Pascal Ophoff, Packsys:

“Packaging ensures consumers no longer cheated with quantities”

Packsys from Aartselaar, Belgium, makes machines that pack and label all kinds of products. They also partly do this for the fresh produce sector. For example, the company designed a machine that automatically fits nets over crates filled with tomatoes.Jean-Pascal Ophoff from Packsys.“The crates with tomatoes.....

Fresh blueberries travel to more remote markets

Blueberries are considered the latest superfood, attracting more health-conscious consumers than ever before. They’re full of immune supporting phytonutrients and antioxidants that deliver a nutrients. But that’s not the only reason for the phenomenal growth of blueberries in the global market.Visit Johnson.....

New packaging brings longer shelf life and less waste for herbs

Marina, an Israel based fruit and vegetable growing and distribution company, which specialises in refrigerated distribution, recently chose to use Tadbik's latest packaging solution, Fresh Lid, for some of its products.Roni Sofer, VP Marketing in Marina shared insights about Tadbik’s patent-pending Fresh Lid,.....

StePac launches new modified atmosphere packaging line "Xgo"

Atmosphere packaging solutions provider StePac, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Johnson Matthey PLC, has launched a new line of fresh produce packaging solutions.Johnson Matthey Technical Development Manager, Gary Ward. says, "We're building on the latest developments in advanced Xtend modified.....

Dole to launch redesigned salad bags for the US market

Dole, is rolling out new salad bag graphics designed to make it easier for salad buyers to select which of the 47 Dole Salads is right for them, as part of a nationwide trend toward healthier eating and increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and salads.Launching in U.S. supermarkets in November.....