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Packaging and Labelling
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.....
Jan Prinsen: “Opportunities for regional brands”
Wholesaler’s market Rungis in pictures
At the end of May Jan Prinsen visited wholesaler’s market Rungis. He made a photo report of the halls with all the potatoes, fruits and vegetables, and also saw the new organic pavilion: “Goal for my visit was seeing how this important market in Paris reacts to seasonal changes. I have seen how strawberries,.....
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Walmart recognizes innovation partners
Polymer Logistics was recognized by Walmart at its U.S. YBM (Year Beginning Meeting) as an innovative partner for its wood grain reusable plastic containers (RPCs) that bring a clean and consistent look inspired by farmer markets to stores. Walmart also recognized Calavo Growers, an avocado grower, for being.....
Spain: Grupo Grau patents modular system of corrugated cardboard boxes
Grupo Grau has developed and patented a modular system of corrugated cardboard boxes, whose designs make it possible to combine sizes and positions in a single pallet in order to create a system of stackable containers. This facilitates the preparation of multi-reference batches, thus reducing logistics.....
Consumer campaign on TV and social media
BelOrta announces single brand
BelOrta has chosen to use one brand for all products from now on. Consumers and professionals will be introduced to new product brand BelOrta Fruit & Vegetables. This brand will be completed with two sub-brands, BelOrta Chef and BelOrta Bio. Starting today Belgian consumers will be introduced to us.....
Logi Label at Empack Utrecht 2016
"New Godex labelling machine suitable for any packaging line"
This year, the Empack will be held in Utrecht for the first time and Logi Tag will once again attend it. With over 35 years' experience in labels and printers, the firm will present various products. Director Ton Janssens explains that they have been present at every edition of Empack. "We will showcase.....
Galoppin supplies paper, foil and carton packaging
Paper bag increasingly often an alternative to plastic
Galoppin Papier from Boortmeerbeek produces packaging from paper, polyethylene and carton and also prints it. Director Marc Galoppin says that Galoppin only focused on paper at first, but added plastic in the 90's. "Around the year 2000 we took over a company that was specialised in carton, so we now also.....
Red kiwi storage life extended to 6 months
Chinese company Fruitong Science & Technology has recently developed a new storage method for red kiwis, which has extended storage life to 6 months. The experiment took place in the first ultra-low oxygen kiwi CA storage warehouse in Guizhou in Southwestern China.A batch of fresh kiwis has been stored.....
"These pads control the development of rot"
Solution to facilitate the export of blueberries
The export of Peruvian and Chilean blueberries has increased steadily in recent years. The sensitivity, permeability and high oxidation capacity of this fruit make the logistical process quite tough. Given that, in most cases, transit times are quite long, there has been increased demand for good.....