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Packaging and Labelling
Bizerba presents new generation of checkweighers
The company Bizerba presents a new generation of checkweighers for controlling the target weight of packaged food. The four different versions of the checkweigher can be used for weight control of packaged products, but also for a completeness check at the end of the line, for product classification and a.....
using new generation denesting machines
Dörr follows new trend: packaging potatoes in cardboard trays
It is becoming more and more popular to package potatoes in cardboard trays. The trays come in the consumer measured quantities of one, one and a half and two kilos. Dörr Kampen is following this trend closely with their denesting machine. The new generation ofDörr denesting machines feature a specially.....
Plastic packaging prompts petition
Catriona Atkinson has started a petition asking Countdown supermarkets to scrap the wrap, and it has been signed by nearly 7000 people so far.Some of the items observed at a Wellington Countdown by Radio New Zealand included seven radishes in a plastic box, seven mushrooms laid out on a tray sweating under a.....
Columbia Marketing International (CMI)
US: Window box cherry display for retailers re-released
With the main cherry selling season underway, CMI is re-releasing its proprietary free standing, secondary display for supermarkets. The self-contained shipping unit is designed to help retailers leverage the unique impulse purchase power of cherries by adding incremental displays in supermarkets.“Secondary.....
rPETeCO: multi-functional packaging
rPETeCO is a new lightweight, low carbon rPET material with a non-plastic appearance enhancing a company’s environmental credentials. rPETeCO appeals as much to the soft fruit and fresh produce sectors as it does to meat, fish, dairy and bakery – in fact all food and non food sectors. rPETeCO adds luxury and.....
US: Packaging adapting to green trends
More consumers are worried about buying products that are good for them and good for the environment. That has led to more sales of organic products and of products with packaging that is recyclable. As a manufacturer of clamshells for berry growers, Sambrailo Packaging is making packaging to fit with those.....
Bunzl ready to help Aus growers with exports, convenience
Relationships with those at all stages of the supply chain have helped Bunzl become an Australian success story, positioned to help growers and retailers thrive in exports and convenience. Bunzl provides support for pre-packing operations, merchandisers and manufacturers to ensure that produce reaches the.....
Branch leads industry by moving to Sustainer cartons
Branch: A Family of Farms continues being a leader in its category through the use of sustainer cartons. Wire-bound boxes are a thing of the past as Branch finds success in new packaging.When looking at the reasons to move to sustainers, the answer was clear. Sustainers are sturdier and more.....
Price of plastic expected to increase
In Europe the prices for the raw material used to make plastics has recently increased quite quickly; a development that will be reflected in the price of plastics and plastic packaging. For example, the price for LDPE was 1,152 Euro per ton in week 9, in week 23 it hit a record 1,752 Euro per ton. According.....
Chipped crates for traceability
Tracing products and digital information is becoming more and more important throughout the sector, with track & trace systems being a hot topic. Tolsma-Grisnich and Van der Pol Pallets en Kisten joined forces to implement the Tolsma-Grisnich Track & Trace system into crates.Inventory management and.....
AU: New kiwi snack packs with kid-friendly wrapping
These kiwi snack packs feature a kid-friendly wrapping that is filled with plenty of personality. The packaging concept is the work of Darren Gunning, an Australian designer who wanted to create a personified brand identity for Fuzzy's, a fictional fruit manufacturer.In addition to featuring a cute design.....
Citrus Australia partners with packaging manufacturer
Citrus growers and packers are set to benefit from a new partnership between citrus packaging equipment supplier and manufacturing company edp australia pty ltd, and the nation’s peak citrus body, Citrus Australia.edp australia pty ltd will join Citrus Australia as a major corporate sponsor – a deal that.....
NZ: Labelling issue all wrapped up
Kiwifruit and leaky buildings seem to have little in common but post-harvest company Apata Group has turned to the building industry for an innovative solution to a problem with labelling gold kiwifruit.“The skin of SunGold kiwifruit becomes damp when it is removed from controlled atmosphere storage and the.....
Introduction of HALOPACK food tray
At the United Fresh show in Chicago last week, HALOPACK introduced the innovative HALOPACK tray. In April of last year, the tray was launched on the Dutch retail market after a long development process. Both Albert Heijn (the biggest retail chain in the Netherlands) and COOP successfully implemented the tray.....