At the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the Dutch company, ULMA Packaging took a step closer to sustainable fresh fruit and vegetable packaging. "Every week, people all over the world are taking to the streets to highlight environmental issues. The signs are clear - something needs to change", says Alex Hofstee.
"At ULMA, we are very committed to reducing the impact packaging has on the environment. We deliberately strive to take it a step further. We offer packaging solutions that have limited packaging and can be better recycled or even composted. We do this without compromising on quality, or the product's shelf life or protection. We showcased a few of these sustainable options at Fruit Logistica", he says.
ULMA Atlanta horizontal flow-wrapper (HFFS)
This machine can pack apples without a tray. Compostable or BOPP film can be used. The packaging machine's special feeding belt considers this product's sensitivity.
ULMA Sienna horizontal flow-wrapper (HFFS)
This machine neatly packages fruit trays while giving the contents the necessary access to oxygen. This is a versatile machine. For example, it can be set to use compostable film and recyclable cardboard trays.
ULMA vertical flow-pack (VFFS)
The Tight-bag TM system reduces bag lengths by 15%. This Venturi system also ensures none of the product gets trapped in the bag's seams. This technological development makes for more efficient packaging. The result - less wastage at the end of the production process.