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Packaging and Labelling

André Vincke, Alpagro Plastics:

"The vegetable sector is getting used to biodegradable plastic"

Alpagro Plastics from the Belgian Houthalen is on it's way to its 40th anniversary. Director André Vincke has seen the plastic market change in recent years. "We started specialising more in the vegetable sector," says the leader of the family company. "This sector is more central for us now. We grew big on.....

Aldi launches limited edition Granny Smith apples for Wimbledon

To signal the launch of one of Britain’s most iconic sporting events, Wimbledon, discount supermarket Aldi has launched limited edition Granny Smith Apples for one week only, which will be available in all stores across the UK from Thursday 29 June.The tube of four Granny Smith apples has been designed to echo.....

Accurate labelling plays larger role for Canadian produce

As consumers become more interested in where exactly their food comes from, the role of the once humble label seems to be greater for Canadian produce.To date, the labelling that’s been done in one Canadian province, Ontario, goes back a ways before this consumer trend in wanting to know more about where food.....

Takeaway fruit ready to take vending business by storm

Encouraging the consumption of fruit anytime, anywhere, as an alternative to snacks such as chocolates, potato chips or other unhealthy foods is the philosophy behind Fru&tube; an innovative concept of takeaway fruit.Without a doubt, the most innovative aspect of this concept is the unique tube-shaped.....

Spain: Interfresa and Fedemco sign pact against bad commercial practices

With the signing of an agreement between the Interprofessional Association of Andalusian Strawberries (Interfresa) and the Spanish Federation of Manufacturers of Wooden Containers and their Components (FEDEMCO), an important step has been made in the sector as a whole to fight against intrusiveness and bad.....

German packaging world looks at Boix tray erectors in Spain

Boix Europe became a member of the 'Vereniging Vollpappe-Kartonagen' (VVK) this year. The VVK represents the interests of German companies who produce and process solid carton. The VVK has 28 members, spread out across Germany. As a new member of the VVK Boix Europe was very excited to be allowed to organise.....

Increases complex film production capabilities

Sonoco acquires Clear Lam in $170m acquisition

Sonoco Products, a provider of packaging products and services is delving deeper into flexible and forming packaging films through the purchase of Clear Lam Packaging. A $170 million, all-cash deal for Clear Lam follows Sonoco’s purchase of thermoformer Peninsula Packaging for $230 million in February.For.....

"Packaging should have extra use after transport and selling"

With the idea of adding value to regular apple packaging, Smurfit Kappa has developed a cardboard playground. The idea was to shift the 'buying decision' in the store from the mother to the child, by creating a box that would grab the youngest consumer's attention. Developed in Germany for Edeka, once on the.....

Bio-lutions turns agricultural waste into biodegradable packaging

Bio-lutions GmbH, a company that believes in sustainable innovations, came up with a patented ‘mechanical process’ through which agricultural residual fibres are converted into self-binding micro and nano fibrillated natural fibres using only water.This Germany-based company, founded by architect and.....