Jan van de Horst from Urschel started as branch manager for this company in 1986. He started with a small office in Doorn, but the cutting specialist, which employs 11 people, is now located in a modern new building in Wijk bij Duurstede. This edition of Interpack is the final one Jan van de Horst will participate in on behalf of Urschel, because he is soon retiring. Luc van de Buynder is the new sales manager. Jan poses next to cutting machine ‘Sprint 2.’ This machine has a practical in and output height. The benefit of this is that the sliced product can be better received in higher boxes or carts. Previously, that height was 40 cm, and a large catching box could barely fit underneath.
Optical sorting specialist Key shows the Veryx. This machine is already much applied in the fresh produce processing industry, such as by potato processors and frozen vegetable companies.
Olav Sinke from Sealpac explains that there’s a cooperation between Perfotec, Naber and Sealpac. These three companies are members of the Save Food Initiative. Together, they’ve looked at how food waste can be combatted from the viewpoint of packaging. This resulted in packaging solution PerfoLid. Fresh products should be able to breathe. Each fruit and vegetable type has its own breathing pattern, also called the breathing frequency.
Kiremko is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On 19 May is the official opening of the new company building. The company makes complete production lines for the potato processing industry, Products made by Kiremko’s machines are, for example, flakes, mash, chips, crisps, Rösti and specially shaped potato products. Twan van den Berg, Bettie Benschop and Ronald van Merkerk.
Raijko Bundalo from Brunner Anliker with the Multicut cutting machine. This cutting machine has a capacity of 650 kilograms/hour, and can cut into various sizes. The Multicut is much used in large kitchens and catering.
Hans Schalkwijk from Multivac with the G700 top-seal machine. Ready-made meals, soft fruit, tomatoes and sliced vegetables are packed with a top-seal by this machine. Multivac shows a complete line; from de-buncher to labeller.
Erik de Roos from Bandall. The company’s slogan is Branding by banding. The next photograph shows an example of the company’s creativity.
Tomatoes ‘JOYN” from Looije Kwekers in a cardboard punnet provided with transparent revenue band by Bandall. The revenue band ensures the product stays in the punnet, and therefore functions as a lid. The entire product has a sleek appearance and shows the packaged product. With this application you need less packaging material, which costs less and is environmentally friendlier.
Tomra Sorting Solutions supplies optical sorting machines for, among other things, the food sector. The company supplied countless sorters in the potato and vegetable processing industry. Each year, approximately 15,000 lorries with potatoes are sorted by Tomra’s machines.
Blue Print Automation (BPA) had a stand with an additional floor. Since 1980, more than 5,000 case packing systems have been delivered to mostly food industries all over the world.
Fischbein, known for pocket sewing machines showed the bag sealing machine with vacuum or gassing option as a novelty. The bag with contents are put in and then aired or de-aired, after which the bag can be sealed shut. This could be applied for peeled or processed potatoes in the fresh produce sector.
Detailed photograph: Fischbein, known for pocket sewing machines showed the bag sealing machine with vacuum or gassing option as a novelty. The bag with contents are put in and then aired or de-aired, after which the bag can be sealed shut. This could be applied for peeled or processed potatoes in the fresh produce sector.
Schutten Machines BV, Michiael Spekman and Joost Litjes with lid machine DS 500.
DS Smith: why should packaging be the fifth P in your marketing mix? DS has an opinion about that: Product, price, place and promotion. Everything is thought of. Yet another P is crucial for success on the shop floor: the P for Packaging. The majority of all purchasing decisions occur because of that. A noticeable and recognisable packaging can make the difference between buying and not buying. The power of packaging: Higher visibility, more recognisable, optimal brand experience, quicker conversion, more sales.
Pattyn supplies a wide range of packing machines.
Ulma, Alexander Tack poses with a vertical shaping, filling and sealing machine. This machine has a solution to reduce the amount of air at the top of packaging. Applications are, for example, frozen vegetables and freshly sliced chips. More boxes in a packaging, resulting in lower transport costs due to more content. The ‘packing and transporting’ of air is reduced to a minimum by this machine. Capacity is about 80 bags per minute.
Henk Bronswijk from kookland.nl and dineren.nl and his colleagues took care of the catering in the Omori stand. This company is an online service provider for ready-made meals. The bags are pictured on the right. Each product is packaged separately in a single packaging and can be heated in a bain-marie. The bags can be kept for one week in refrigerators, and one to two days outside of fridges. Various variations are possible. If you order them before 5 o’clock in the afternoon, they’ll be delivered the next day. The bags are posted in letterboxes, and can be made into delicious meals within ten minutes. The products are organic and of good quality. For example, meat from the blonde Aquitaine is used.
Omori Europe’s impressively large stand of 1,000 m2, which is shared with partners. Maureen Geraths can be proud of the result. Omori is supplier of horizontal flow-packers and stretch wrappers and is much used within the fresh produce sector. They are specialised in packing mushrooms.
Roelof Veld from NNZ and Edwin Willemsen from VQM Packaging. Vacuum packing and gassing in Bigbags was introduced at the fair.
Wooden punnets and boxes in all shapes and sizes are supplied by Denlop from Rijnburg. Grzegorz Winiarcyk and Anna Dzikowska in front of an assortment of 100% recyclable wooden packaging. According to Grzegorz these look good and give an exclusive appearance. It can give an added value to products such as organic carrots and other organic products.
Dirk Ramaekers from ANL Plastics. This company supplies plastic punnets to the food sector.
The Oerlemans Packaging team.
Bert Hengeveld and Arnold de Weerd from Bordex introduced a new line of plastic glasses. The series of new glasses are marketed under the name ‘Pulsar Soul.’ The contents vary from shot glasses to half a litre, and they can be lidded and sealed. Besides the use of drinking glass, they can also be used to packaging, for example, cut fruit, smoothies and small tomatoes.
Maarten Wijnen from Nedupack shows that the company offers customer-specific solutions in addition to transparent punnets and bowls.
Jan Willem Billiet, Lotte Mastwijk and Lucas Lammers from LC Packaging. Interpack’s theme was: sustainable production, sustainable packaging solutions and long-term relationships. Transparency was shown by the company by showing a video of the production location in Bangladesh. This meets all requirements, and is regularly inspected to that end.
Hordijk is a supplier of transparent fresh produce packaging. They are used for, among other things, packaging sliced fruit and vegetables.
Union Special has been a household name for bag sewing machines for years.
CPS is a case packer. Everything is packed neatly in boxes and crates.
Digi’s stand, the weighing specialist.