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Packaging and Labelling
Romke van Velden: "Customer can choose from eco version to films"
Sorma Group introduces variations on Sormabag during Macfrut
Earlier this year during the Fruit Logistica the Sorma Group introduced the Sormabag. What makes this packaging with a handle different is that this Sormabag saves raw materials, is made completely from polypropylene and is therefore fully recyclable. This was done to respond to the urgent, direct demand to.....
Chemical-free decontamination system for fruit and vegetables
Globally, we are witnessing an increase in the number of outbreaks of food-borne illness associated with ready-to-eat fruit and vegetables. The treatments currently used, including chlorine washing, often leave a chemical residue and waste water. There is growing demand to reduce the amount of chemicals used.....
Bonduelle launches “Salad of the day” in France
Bonduelle is launching their latest 4th range (fresh, raw fruit and vegetables ready to use- e.g. salads in bags) product, ‘La Salade du Jour’’, Salad of the Day. The composition of the salad will change every day depending on the products in stock in the Bonduelle atelier. “For a maximum indulgence, this.....
Japan's dangerous obsession with packaging
Japan is one of the world’s foremost recyclers. In 2010, 77 percent of the country’s plastic waste was recycled, and recent reports put the figure for total amount of wastage sent to landfills at a relatively low 16 percent (the comparable US figure is close to a shameful 70 percent).However, the level of.....
Garden Cut launches new branding and label design
Garden Cut, a brand of Indianapolis Fruit Company, has launched a new branding and label design for its pre-cut and ready-to-use products in retail stores. A new “To Go Snack” line of produce-based products has also been released during the launch. Starting Tuesday, September 22, 2014, the newly branded.....
US (CA): Fire tears through Ivanhoe packinghouse
A three-alarm fire destroyed one of the largest fruit packing businesses in town early Wednesday, putting about 75 people out of work. The fire broke about 1 a.m. at Phillips Farms just north of town, the Tulare County Fire Department said.No one was injured, but a large propane tank exploded in the blaze,.....
Marco pack house system increases productivity for Windset Farms in California
Marco’s YCM yield control equipment is bringing important productivity improvements for Windset Farms at their expansive fresh produce operation in Santa Maria, California.Installed in 2013, the multi-line system, designed to simplify and deskill the manual packing process, is helping Windset increase.....
Cascades launches new generation of mushroom containers
Cascades is proud to announce the launch of UltratillTM, their most recent innovation in the new generation of mushroom containers boasting a lighter environmental footprint. Available to mushroom growers and packers across North America, UltratillTM is made of low-density PETE (LDPETE) that contains 80%.....
Interview with Bruno Rouquette and Céline Mura, of Groupe Rouquette
Competition in the apple market will be fiercer in the low prices segment
Groupe Rouquette is a family-run French company with 50 years in the fruit business. It runs three packing houses; one devoted to apples, prunes and melons, another dedicated to kiwis and strawberries, and a new one launched in February, also focused on apples.Coldstore where products are stored for a check.....
Corrugated packaging hygienic transport of fresh produce
For those in the fresh produce sector handling vegetables and fruit items, corrugated packaging is the safest solution because every box, tray and carton is only used once as the virgin packaging before it is recycled. This enables growers, retailers and consumers to have optimum hygiene.....
Greater food safety
Spain: Cartonajes La Plana obtains BRC-IOP certification
With the improvements introduced in production control and by ensuring that the packages sold are 100% safe and fit to contain products for human consumption the company Cartonajes La Plana has obtained the BRC-IOP certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for its production plant in Betxí in.....
How digital printers can help companies keep up with food trends
Food and beverage manufacturers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future sales as the millennial generation begins to wield more buying power. Generation Y—those born between 1980 and 2000—may be the most food trends–focused group ever, which provides food and beverage brands with unprecedented.....
Packaging giant maintains strong presence in Western Cape
As one of the leading paper and plastics packaging businesses in southern Africa, Mpact sees the Western Cape as an important region, where it maintains a substantial manufacturing presence that enables it to work closely with local customers, ranging from independent farmers to regional representatives of.....
Marco's Spanish expansion forms next stage in ambitious overseas growth
Fresh produce pack house solutions specialist Marco completed its first product installation in Spain with leading table grape producer SAT Moyca, following an exciting period of overseas expansion for the UK-based company.Marco’s agreement with Murcia-based Moyca comes in the midst of a period that has seen.....