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Packaging and Labelling


Consumables line reduces packaging by up to 25%

Crawford Packaging launches GrowPack; an offering of produce packaging automation and consumables. “GrowPack offers a full line of produce products that help our customers save money, while adding value through advanced technology resulting in high shelf impact,” noted Vice President of Crawford Packaging’s.....

Taiwan: New: packaging with a handle

To anticipate the ‘to go’ segment, Taiwanese company GripB invented a new packaging with a handle so that products can be easily carried. “These punnets can be used for many different types of fruit and vegetables, including soft fruit, salads and snack vegetables. Additionally, the packaging can be used in.....

Packaging extends shelf life, but how?

The increasing globalisation and international trade in the fresh produce sector demands the utmost of the products. The products are transported thousands of miles before they find their way to the consumer. Shelf life during transport is crucial to get a good price for products. One of the factors that can.....

Robert van der Laan, Mediane:

“You’re not just growing plants, you’re selling food”

Robert van der Laan from Mediane has been around the world of packaging material for fresh produce, and particularly the conical sleeves, for a while now. After all these years, he’s still surprised that growers aren’t always interested in the food safety of their packaging material. Robert: “They produce.....

Less food waste with PerfoLid

“Because of this packaging, fresh produce can continue to breathe”

A new packaging, called PerfoLid was recently introduced to combat food waste. “This packaging is resealable and ensures fruit and vegetables stay fresh longer, and it therefore results in less food waste. Waste in fruit and vegetables is a major problem: because of the limited shelf life, almost 50 per cent.....

Innovative packaging guaranteeing hygiene and shelf-life

VIDEOEPS is the acronym of Expanded Polystyrene and is the latest frontier in the fresh produce pacakging sector. Its characteristics make the transport and storage of produce simpler in the most prohibitive conditions. It also absorbs shocks and maintains temperature, so it is an exceptionally good product,.....

Arie Meeuwissen, Taks Handling Systems:

"Packaging Technology is all about flexibility, labor saving and data"

In the world of packaging technology roughly three trends are visible. One of these trends is the focus on labor-saving packaging solutions. "The packaging of fresh produce requires many actions. Automation is pleasant, because labor is expensive. Cheaper solutions for this are more than welcome", Arie.....

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol characters to promote Freshline Foods

Freshline Foods Ltd has announced a partnership agreement with Nickelodeon International to bring some of the networks most beloved characters to fresh fruits and vegetable products to encourage kids to snack healthier.Initial product releases will be focused around PAW Patrol, and feature aline of Sliced.....

Schoeller Allibert Chief discusses growth through innovation

Schoeller Allibert, a European market leader of reusable plastic packaging and containers, hopes to lead the way in product innovations at the INTERPACK 2017 exhibition, in Düsseldorf, Germany. One product which they will be showcasing to show this is their new 2017 Miniload Container which is designed for.....

Study claims cardboard safer than plastic for fruit transportation

A Guelph food scientist has sparked a debate on plastic versus cardboard in boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph professor, released a study late last month that raises concerns about the hygiene of boxes made out of plastic. In his study released.....

Digital printing is a revolution in film packaging

About ten years ago, the major supermarkets discovered the printed films for the fresh produce segment. Nowadays, these printed packages are common with the big retailers. Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Plus, but also Lidl and Aldi choose the printed packaging. In addition, there is also more demand from smaller parties.....

REV Packaging Solutions introduces new Hollywood crate film machine

When talking about crates to be covered with films or protective nets, one immediately thinks about the great manual labour required to apply them. Due to the increasing demand for this type of packaging, REV Packaging Solutions developed an innovative solution - the Hollywood crate film machine.Hollywood is a.....

Spain: Packaging format to facilitate logistics and storage of potatoes

Companies are constantly looking for improvements for their products, as well as for ways to facilitate the logistics and offer a good service, which is why Patatas Catalán introduced its 5 and 10 kg family packaging formats. It is a sturdy cardboard box approved for food use, with a system to open and close.....

Quality gives Polish blueberries competitive edge

Located just about an hour Northwest of Warsaw, Polish blueberry grower Milbor was able to escape the major frost issues experienced by growers in other regions. It had already been a shaky start to the season, even before the most recent frosts, with a significant frost at the beginning of the year as.....

Clear photos on solid cardboard as a marketing tool

Increasingly, the boxes in which vegetables are packaged are also being used for marketing. “We see that the box is no longer just a carrier of a lot of information about the products, but that a quality and well-printed box is an added bonus to add value to the product,” explains Johan de Neef from Smart.....

Bangladesh: Price of packaging makes it difficult to open new markets

Companies from Bangladesh must improve in several areas to make their products better known in the international markets. One significant factor is their packaging, "which is problematic in our country because of its high price," stated Mainul Isalm, the Head of Avalon Associates. "For our part, we can offer.....

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Spain: 30% longer shelf life thanks to new cardboard box

The company Saeco and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) have developed a cardboard box with antimicrobial properties that makes it possible to extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables by more than 30 percent.It is a box made with a type of "active cardboard" that has been developed by.....

German retailers require recyclable biodegradable packaging

"Many German retailers are requiring European packagers to use wooden and pulp cells for summer products like peaches and nectarines. The material is 100% recyclable and biodegradable and prolongs shelf-life as it lets more air through. In addition, it can also make the produce stand out as the company message.....

Nino Venezia, Dutch Graphic Group:

"Second LED printing press will soon arrive"

At the start of this month the Dutch Graphic Group in Venlo, the former Graphic&Mail, introduced the latest size colour Mark Andy P5 printing press, based on LED Technology. The demand for the graphic products is so high that the owner, Nino Venezia already has plans to purchase a second similar printing.....

Peter van Steenkiste, Warnez:

“Potatoes in steam packaging a growing segment”

“We think it’s important to join trends and respond to the renewed food culture. We therefore introduced Pomvit, the steam packaging for potatoes, years ago, for the simple reason that we strongly believe that fast, fresh and healthy can go together quite well,” says Peter van Steenkiste from Warnez, the.....

Robert van der Laan, Mediane:

“Supermarkets increasingly aware of environmental impact”

Traditionally, the conical sleeves, bags and films for fresh produce are made of plastic (PP and LDPE). That works just fine. The use of covers is a must. It’s necessary for the protection, transport, presentation (information) and longer shelf life (less loss) of the fresh products. However, the material used.....

Italy: Food Contact Tape by Irplast

Food Contact Tape BY Irplast (BRC-certified) it's a tape, suitable for labelling fruit and vegetables, that respects the organoleptic properties of the products. The tape is suitable for contact with food and can adhere to various types of fruit and vegetables without leaving residues.Leading ink (INX and.....

Consumers demand better packaging for fruits and vegetables

"In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of packaging for fruits and vegetables among consumers, and thus their requirements for packaging have become stricter. Nowadays, when choosing packaged products, most consumers pay more attention to the quality, intensity,.....

Veggie Bags conquer Migros in Switzerland

In the Migros supermarket in Zurich, the reusable Veggie Bags for fruit and vegetables have successfully passed their trial phase. So from 18 April, Veggie Bags are sold in all Migros supermarkets in Switzerland.The transparent, reusable Veggie Bags are an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bags,.....

Gert Kolkman, Kolkman Verpakkingen:

“Packaging is the only opportunity to be distinctive with mushrooms”

Being distinctive on the mushroom market wasn’t easy in recent years. “White mushrooms didn’t change, and the blue punnet has also been the same for 30 years. That’s why packaging is the opportunity to be distinctive,” says Gert Kolkman from Kolkman Verpakkingen in Hedel, the Netherlands. “With the.....

New asparagus packaging for German market

The Greenery has developed a new cardboard packaging for its asparagus. The refreshed design makes it possible to present the product better. The box is used in Germany as of now.The new asparagus box of 30x40cm is innovative because it has been provided with an integrated padding. Because of this, the.....