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Shelf life considerably improved by packaging
Packagings are not just pretty or handy, they can also considerably increase a product’s shelf life. “It used to be that packaging was mainly intended to bundle and protect a product. Now we’re seeing more attention to choosing the right packaging for the right product,” says Marcus Gillioen of.....
Van Gelder introduces Kleintje Vers and BijtRijp
Van Gelder groente & fruit in Ridderkerk will introduce two new brands on April 29, responding to consumers' healthy snack moments. With Kleintje Vers, they're introducing portion packs of cut fruit and vegetables. BijtRijp is a range of fruit that is guaranteed to be ready to eat. This fruit is.....
Sustainable packaging in a broader context
Environmentally conscious entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important. Decreasing the carbon footprint is an important mission for the packaging industry. Johan De Neef of Smart Packaging Solutions talks about their approach, in which innovative adjustments in the construction of the box can already.....
Innovative service wins prestigious packaging award
A new and innovative service has won a major sustainable packaging award from North America’s largest packaging trade association. Chantler Packaging’s Brandcheck Competitor Comparison won Silver in the “Sustainability, service” category of the PAC Global Leadership Awards.The Brandcheck “Competitor.....
Super Fruit: strawberries in cups
Bogreen is a modern nursery, where high-grade fruit concepts are developed. The company – formerly called Jac. Van der Hoeven boomkwekerij– underwent a rigorous metamorphosis in 2012 when Sjors Boers, the former manager's son, took over the business. With this takeover, the name also changed, and the.....
packaging expert weblog
The influence of packaging on our eating behaviour
Do we eat because we're hungry, or is there a different reason behind our eating behaviour? According to food expert Brian Wansink* we make around 200 food related decisions every day. Most of them are unconscious and have little to do with how hungry we are. Wansink believes that our tendency to eat is.....
New packaging design for BerryFresh
BerryFresh is available year-round, in an extensive and increasing range. Sales are growing steadily as a result of consistent product quality, new tasty varieties, and societal impulses towards healthy eating –both during meals and when snacking. Soft fruit has evolved from an exclusive specialty to a daily.....
Pakistan: Ban on wooden crates for export encouraged
All Pakistan Fruit, Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA) has urged the government to ban the use of wooden crates as containers for exports as it damages the commodities during shipment.In a letter written to different ministries on Thursday, the PFVA argued that the government’s.....
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New packaging for BerryFresh
Special Fruit's BerryFresh is available year-round in an ever increasing range. Sales are gradually increasing, partly thanks to the emerging trend of healthy food – both in meals and snacks. Soft fruit is no niche market anymore.Completely new packaging lineIn the context of these developments, Special.....
MA packaging extending storability by 2 - 4 weeks
Ser Pak is a Turkish company specialised in the development and sale of Prolong® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity packaging, designed for an excellent control of the conditions inside the packaging, thus helping prolong the shelf life of fresh herbs.When fresh herbs are packed and stored or transported.....
Less waste thanks to optimized packaging
In collaboration with 'Altstoff Recycling Austria AG' (ARA) 'denkstatt Gmbh' has recently examined how well optimized packaging can reduce the ecological footprint of food. This information comes from aiz.info, Germany's agricultural information center website.The result: through the proper application of.....
New label check stations for food manufacturers
Manufacturers can now print labels and comply with all applicable standards, without sacrificing high throughput rates or system availability with new Label Check Stations.The latest addition to the Mettler Toledo CI-Vision portfolio is the newly developed Label Check Station (LCS), which prints and.....
Increased use of Tectrol® in strawberry transpor
TransFresh® Corporation has announced that usage has expanded for its high velocity Tectrol® application systems, recently placed in multiple cooler locations ahead of peak strawberry production, increasing efficiency and throughput for berries bound for US and Canadian markets. According to TransFresh, the.....
EnduroPouch gets thinner
One of the best features of the original EnduroPouch™, manufactured by Chantler Packaging, has always been how little material is needed to produce the pouch. Now, Chantler has released the latest iteration, EnduroPouch™ 1.6 in a thinner gauge, which further cuts down on the materials necessary for.....