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Packaging and Labelling
More packaging can mean less waste
Plastics manufacturers and their customers in the European Union are under constant pressure to reduce the volume of plastics used in packaging, not least by the 2004 EU packaging and packaging waste directive. However, new research from Denkstatt, an Austrian environmental sustainability solutions think.....
“Cardboard sells better”
Increased sales due to presentation in cardboard boxes
The cardboard industry association has requested the Berlin market research institute 'eye square' to research the sales benefits of colourful cardboard boxes compared to uniformly coloured plastic crates. Katja Wirthwein, Senior Research Consultant at eye square and in charge of the study explains results.....
Packaging standardization leads to many benefits for retailers
Josh Kling, IFCO’s Strategic Market Development Manager, told a gathering of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives that standardization and packaging optimization in e-commerce order fulfilment leads to greater efficiency, increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for grocery.....
Innovative labeling technologies at Fruit Attraction
The G-3 high-speed labeler leads the way in JBT’s labeling product line. Designed for singulated produce traveling underneath its label applicator heads, the G-3 Labeler achieves high speeds with reliable label application. Featuring JBT’s patented drive technology, electrically-controlled.....
UK: DS Smith hosts Defra officials
The group of five key Defra packaging waste, waste collection and recycling policy makers and the CPI’s raw materials director, Simon Weston, visited DS Smith Recycling Division’s East London Depot, the Kemsley Paper Mill and the Sheerness Box Making Plant.During the tours DS Smith representatives stressed.....
Spain: Use and manufacture of wooden pallets up 14%
According to data compiled by FEDEMCO from a survey to more than 300 packing and distribution companies, the Spanish market in 2014 generated more than 363 million transactions with new and used pallets, 2% more than in 2013. Of the total, 45% correspond to rental pallets and the other 55% to others.....
Embalajes Agricolas Sambramex adds clamshells to product line
Embalajes Agricolas Sambramex has been selected as the in-country distributor in Mexico for products from Highland Packaging Solutions. Clamshells manufactured by Highland, based in Plant City, Florida, are now available in Mexico through Embalajes Agricolas Sambramex. These clamshells for berries and.....
Food manufactures under pressure from consumers, retailers
Food manufactures are under ever-increasing pressure from consumers and retailers to improve food quality and safety against a backdrop of growing cost pressures and tighter margins.Click here to view the video report.In response, food manufacturers are doing the right thing, becoming more efficient and.....
India's packaging consumption increased by 200%
India's packaging consumption has increased 200 percent in a decade, from 4.3 kg per person per annum (pppa) to 8.6 kg pppa, industry body Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), said on Tuesday."India's per capita consumption for packaging is now at 8.6 kg per person per annum, as against Germany's 42 kg and.....
OAL autocoding protects French manufacturer
Maître Prunille is a French company, supplying dried fruit and nut products to a number of major UK retailers. In 2009, the companies UK agents, Univeg, highlighted the need to comply with changes in retailer’s codes of practice relating to the correct packaging and labelling of products. Upon recommendation.....
"Collaborating to bring banana tray to the market"
It may take a while, but eventually the banana box will disappear and bananas will be packaged in trays. Frits Popma, of Popma Fruit Expertise, is convinced of it. "Firstly in regions where the production is close to the customer, but eventually it will also happen in Europe," says Frits. He is working on.....
Alsum Farms debuts microwave-ready Russet potatoes
Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. will introduce 12 oz. Microwave-Ready Russet Potatoes at the Southeast Produce Council's (SEPC) Southern Innovations Symposium Bright Ideas Platform September 17 - 19, 2015. The Bright Ideas Platform will be held as part of the Southern Innovations Symposium to showcase the.....
Conrad & Adams Fruit, LLC installs new packing line
Conrad & Adams Fruit, a Washington state grower-shipper recently installed a new apple packing line which incorporates the latest internal and external sorting technology as well as doubling the amount of bins per hour they can run.Construction of the new line started on May 1st. 2015 after they finished.....
Anton Filippo: "First arrivals from South America"
Renewed blueberry small packaging line at LBP fully employable
At LBP Rotterdam in Maasdijk the last touches are being made to the new blueberry packaging line. Last season LBP started packaging blueberries from different countries. With last year's first experiences and the client's wishes, LBP has decided to fine tune the line for the second year. The necessary.....