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Packaging and Labelling
Aurora™ Bites Mini Peppers & Beefsteak Slicer Tomatoes
Pure Flavor® is unveiling new and improved Eco-friendly packaging
Pure Flavor®, a leading and innovative greenhouse produce company, has unveiled a new version of its Aurora™ Bites – mini peppers and Beefsteak Slicer Tomatoes packaging and design. These new designs adhere to the central design elements that formed the bedrock of the previous design. In the new version.....
Sirane packaging film
11 extra days shelf life for mushrooms
UK company Sirane has added 11 days additional in-store shelf-life to mushrooms. Mushrooms packed with Sira-Flex™ Resolve® – Sirane’s new range of shelf-life extending bags and films – showed no browning and no condensation following the trials.The mushrooms were packed in standard expanded polystyrene trays.....
Bicopac, bio-based coating for tomatoes made from tomatoes
European researchers have come up with a solution that uses by-product waste from tomato food processing to create a packaging solution for tomatoes.The BICOPAC (Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal packaging) project is developing a new range of alternative.....
Results from studies in United States and Spain
"Corrugated cardboard reduces cost of fruit and veg, supermarket sales rise"
The results of two recent case studies have been released. In America one study showed that tomatoes transported in corrugated cardboard from Mexico to Houston were 25% more cost effective than plastic crates. Higher transport and handling costs necessitated by the need to clean the plastic containers and.....
Innovative packaging and in-store tastings
Italy: AOP Armonia launches DolceClementina
AOP Armoniais among the most active Italian operators producing and distributing clementines. In addition to promoting varietal innovation, it also tried to update packaging. It has in fact launched an new yet traditional fruit basket which was much appreciated by final consumers. We asked Marco Eleuteri,.....
Shelf life extended by packaging containing garlic molecules
The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has coordinated the European research project PLA4FOOD, which has made it possible to develop a new generation of food packaging materials that combine biodegradable and active properties, as well as natural extracts such as encapsulated garlic molecules that.....
All inspections at Fruberica with the iPad
Fruberica imports Spanish and Moroccan greenhouse vegetables, such as tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes and peppers. From De Lier, these products go to customers in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world. Annually the company grows by about 10%. To continue accommodating this growth, Fruberica chose to.....
DS Smith focuses on supply cycle with rebrand
Packaging and recycling specialist DS Smith has announced (November 20) that it will be bringing its packaging, paper, plastics and recycling businesses together under one brand. All DS Smith operations, including DS Smith Packaging, DS Smith Paper and DS Smith Recycling will be known as DS Smith in.....
Focus group gives insight on better labeling for fresh produce
Fulfilling consumer needs at the point of purchase is a key necessity in order for shoppers to complete the purchase. Yerecic Label strives to help produce organizations understand how consumers react to visual packaging of fresh produce. The new Produce LabelBling™ Focus Group research provides new.....
Tomra Sorting appoints new global head of food business
Sensor-based food sorting solutions pioneer Tomra Sorting has appointed Ashley Hunter as senior vice-president and head of its food business.In his new role, based primarily in Leuven, Belgium, Mr Hunter will oversee all activity conducted worldwide by Tomra Sorting Food.Setting out his aims in his new role,.....
Wim Vanbergen: "We serve niche markets"
Proplastics active over six months after Plastic Force takeover
The company Proplastics has been active in Borgloon for over half a year. In April of this year Ludo Treunen and Wim Vanbergen took over the company Plastic Force. The company serves various sectors, amongst which are the fruit and vegetable sector. Wim: "We focus on various groups, fruit and vegetables,.....
to meet growing consumption demands
Russia: Crown Food and Bonduelle partner up to install new packaging production line
Crown Food Europe has partnered with the Bonduelle Group to install a new metal packaging production line inside the company’s Novotitarovskaia plant in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia. Russian consumption has been growing significantly over the last five years, driven in no small part by international.....
Stijn Jamart: "We can make them in all kinds of sizes"
Jamart continues to believe in wooden packaging
Jamart has been active in making boxes since 1928. The Belgian company is the oldest box factory in the country and produces around 50,000 fruit boxes per day. Jamart is located in Borgloon, the heart of the fruit area. The factory is owned by Stijn and Dirk Jamart. "Our father Rico is actually retired, but.....
Clear Lam Packaging: Freezer grade RPET rollstock
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. introduces a new freezer grade rollstock made from Recycled Polyethylene Terephthlate (RPET). The proprietary product line is designed to perform in tough frozen applications and exhibit high tolerances to processing techniques, such as blast freezing, while optimizing performance.....