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Campaign to reduce plastic wrapping in HK supermarkets
A group of expatriate women in Hong Kong have launched a campaign, calling on supermarket chains to use less individual plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables. Sandra Carvajal, from Colombia, said she had seen an increasing use of plastic compared to when she first arrived in the city 11 years ago.She.....
US (MI): Packaging improvements can help produce stay fresh longer
A team of Michigan State University researchers with the School of Packaging, have shown that packaging improvements can enhance the safety and improve the quality of onions."We focused on ready-to-use onions, which have grown to become one of the five most commonly sold vegetables in the last decade," said.....
`Equilibrium Modified Atmospheric Packaging´
EMAP for shelf life extension
In 2014, India’s largest global flexible packaging company Uflex decided to offer shelf life extension solutions to the Indian Fresh Produce Industry. With the help of the foreign technology partner, Uflex came out with a solution. “The solution Equilibrium Modified Atmospheric Packaging (EMAP) entails.....
The cooperation behind the success at Best Packaging 2016
An innovative solution rewarded in the packaging world - we are talking about "Top smile lite", the special 100% PET resealable film (and therefore fully recyclable) that won the "Best Packaging 2016" award in the "Over All" category.This was made possible by the constant commitment ofSmileSys, always at.....
Innovative packaging strategies to reduce losses of fresh food products
Damage and economic losses borne by all the food chains in packaging stages and marketing, are heard by the manufacturers and are mostly economic accidents for small, medium and large retailers, as for consumers.Disorders characterized by the development of necrotic areas, rot, or other damage on fresh.....
Solutions against weak cold chain system
China: enhanced carton packaging preserves freshness
In China, a continuous cold chain (transport) system is not always available. This can affect fresh produce quality. Recently, a Chinese packaging company has launched a solution that should mitigate insufficient temperature control. Bao Xin Trading has designed a carton box with improved pressure and.....
Turkey: Developing new packaging to extend shelf life
The R&D department of the Turkish company Aypek is currently working in the development of antimicrobial modified bags, as well as in a new type of modified-atmosphere packaging with a multi-layered material that, reportedly, helps to extend the shelf life by 20% more than conventional modified.....
Corrugated helps improve fresh produce delivery
Demands for fresh produce and flowers change with the season, which is why the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) believes corrugated offers great quality, sustainable and stand-out packaging at the most cost-effective price which assists in this fast changing environment. Corrugated packaging’s.....
Study: IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers better for environment
On April 21, IFCO released the results of a new peer-reviewed life cycle analysis (LCA) study comparing Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and corrugated cardboard containers used to package and transport fresh produce from farms to retail locations. The results show RPCs are more environmentally-sustainable.....
Study shows reusable plastic containers generate less CO2
IFCO today released the results of a new peer-reviewed life cycle analysis (LCA) study comparing Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and corrugated cardboard containers used to package and transport fresh produce from farms to retail locations. The results show RPCs are more environmentally-sustainable than.....
Cardboard packaging could save €57.2m in Almeria
A workshop organized by the Association of Fruit and Vegetables Producers of Almeria (COEXPHAL) in Spain has found that selecting the right packaging for fruits and vegetables is a key factor when it comes to increasing the fresh produce sector’s competitiveness.The ‘Packaging as profitability and.....
New softfruit pack a big hit
This morning UK fruit and vegetable supplier McCarthys posted a newsoftfruit packing on Twitter and according to Rob from the company it has been an instant hit.The pack has three sections filled with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all from Spain. Each pack contains 225g for fruit and there are 6.....
Spain: Fecoam presents bioplastic made from organic waste
On 7 April, Fecoam technicians travelled to the Italian city of Seregno, in Milan, to the meeting of the consortium of the European project EuroPHA, whose main goal is to obtain a bioplastic made from waste from companies and agricultural cooperatives. This new component would be biodegradable and thus more.....
Fru&tube, the new way to buy fruit
Fru&tube found its way into the market last summer with an innovative product which is bound to revolutionise consumer trends in the fruit market. So far, it has left no one indifferent and is becoming a hit amongst large distributors. We'll soon be able to find it in vending machines in hospitals and.....