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bekuplast GmbH

"The demand for folding containers has increased steadily in recent years"

"Demand for folding containers has been rising steadily in recent years," reports Gerold Wilms, who coordinates bekuplast GmbH's producer, dealer and pool companies. At Fruit Logistica 2019, the company presented many different containers, but there was a special focus on the "Clever-Fresh-Box advance"…

Medium-sized packaging suppliers benefit from the Packaging Act

"Sustainable packaging solutions open up new opportunities for me"

Due to the packaging law, attempts are currently being made, as far as possible, to dispense with the use of plastics. Not only the major manufacturers and suppliers have to react to this important development in the area of ​​food packaging, but the smaller suppliers are now starting on this topic as…

New Easy Open packaging from Giro' Italia

The new Easy Open system designed by Girò makes it possible to easily open and close packets and nets without needing scissors. "We created this new system, which has never been used in the fresh produce sector, to open and close bags easily," explains Girò Italia sales manager Franco Locati.  In addition, Easy Open makes it possible to create sustainable…

Spain: Food sector concerned about plastic for health reasons

The food sector acknowledges that plastic use is one of the most controversial issues that need to be addressed, not only for environmental issues, but also for health reasons. This was said in the framework of the annual conference on food safety organized by the Association of Large Consumption Companies (Aecoc), and…

Guide to help companies reduce plastic use

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has endorsed a guide to help companies reduce their plastic waste and replace the product with more sustainable materials. The report 'No to plastic in Nature: A practical guide for a business commitment' focuses on the strategy called "Organization for impact", explains the sustainable…

J. Hilhorst, Hilhorst Fruithandel, NL

"Wholesalers must stop using plastic"

Dutch trader, Hilhorst Fruithandel, is at the end of the chain. As such, this company's Jos Hilhorst is becoming increasingly annoyed by the unnecessary use of plastic packaging. "I do not need it, and neither do my customers," he says. Jos removes all the unneeded plastic when he sets up his stall. He also ensures…

Kiwi Media GmbH

Reusable bags positioned as a low-priced alternative to vegetable nets within food retail trade

Unofficially, Fruit Logistica was all about sustainability this year. Exhibitors and visitors were particularly interested in both new and well-known sustainable alternatives for packaging and transport. Many major supermarket chains have introduced reusable nets over the past few months as alternatives…

Clever Etiketten GmbH, Franz Lindner:

"We want to pass on our products with a clear conscience - for that they have to be sustainable."

"We're very focused on sustainability, of course trying to make our products as harmless as possible to the environment: on the one hand, using natural, degradable materials, and on the other hand, we are committed to using labels that are easy to recycle," explains Franz Lindner from the firm Clever…

Californian company says digital printing makes for high quality displays

As produce companies aim to make more of an impact when it comes to packaging and displays, a number of packaging companies have stepped up and innovated to try and match the need for high impact displays. Warren Packaging of Ontario California, specializes in custom labels, corrugated boxes, and folding…

Spain: Thermolabel moves forward in development of label that registers temperature of fruit and veg

The operating group Thermolabel is moving forward in the development of a label that registers the temperature of fruits and vegetables. It would be a highly reliable label with the capacity to constantly register and authenticate the temperatures to which perishable products (mainly fruits and…

Ultrasonics in favour as retailers move to recyclable films

Tesco has recently announced a switch to PE films for its organic bagged salads, as part of a group-wide pledge to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable, and is…

Knüppel Verpackung presents solution for online grocers

Everything freshly packed

Even if the huge boom in the online food trade is still to come, more and more providers are developing offers for grocery shopping on the net. With WrapPak Protector, Knüppel Verpackung GmbH & Co. is presenting a packaging solution at this year's Internet World Expo in Munich from 12 to 13 March, which will even bring…

ProSeal thanks unsung partner for 20 years of service

Tray sealing specialist Proseal and its supplier LC Automation are celebrating 20 years of a successful partnership during which the two companies have risen to become leaders…

‘ProLiFeX’ Joint Industry Project begins

Chain partners start research into closing the film packaging chain

No less than 30 to 40 percent of household plastic packaging waste is made up of plastic film. From a technical and organizational point of view, recycling plastic film is very complicated. New film packaging is also almost always manufactured from virgin plastics. Attero, TUSTI, the Eindhoven University of Technology…

Spain: Frutas Mobiontosa presents biodegradable and biocompostable packaging

For years, Frutas Montosa has been Malaga's biggest and most important tropical fruits marketer. In the financial year 2018, it reached a turnover of 120 million Euro, and this while selling greater volumes of mangoes and avocados. The company, led by founder José Luis Montosa, has never stopped…

Smurfit Kappa continues to strengthen its presence in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging firms, has opened a new plant in Tijuana, Mexico, demonstrating its long-term commitment to the country. The new folding carton plant will strengthen the company’s footprint in the Baja California region and neighbouring Northern Mexico states.  The new…

Hugo Beck and Mopack exhibit in Berlin for the first time

Hugo Beck, a manufacturer of horizontal flowpack, film packaging and post-print processing systems, and film supplier mopack will be displaying for the first time their film…

An ecological packaging which is a must on the fruit and vegetable market

“A ready-to-use mat made from wood fibers,” that is what the company Fibreries de Touraine has to offer. “We are ecological packaging manufacturers, especially for the fruit and vegetable sector,” explains Shirley Donadoni. “We manufacture crate bottoms for these fresh products. We make a mat made from…

Singapore researchers turn durians into packaging material

Researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have found a way to turn durian husks into biodegradable packaging materials. Most fruits contain large amounts of pectin. Pectin is a natural part of the human diet. While pectin can be used to make jam hold its structure, or in some medical adhesives, Professor…

Reusable Packaging Association announces new board leadership for 2019

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) started 2019 with changes to the executive team and new additions to the Board of Directors. After serving a two-year term as Chairman of the…

Canadian packaging company expands its team

Crawford Packaging said it is setting its sights on bringing its knowledge-based solutions to the Food Processing market. In order to accomplish this, Crawford announced the…

Discounter continues plastic avoidance in its fresh assortment

Norma: Organic Fairtrade bananas now without packaging

While trying to halt superfluous packaging, NORMA has again taken an important step. From the end of January, the discounter from Nuremberg will sell its private label…

Eco Mark sees great potential for sustainable labeling of fresh produce

"Natural Branding offers inexpensive and environmentally friendly labeling"

EcoMark GmbH is taking the opportunity to present its sustainable labeling at Fruit Logistica. Natural branding uses a laser to de-pigment the top cell layer of the peel and only remove the outermost layer of the shell so that there is absolutely no damage to the product. There are no restrictions on the…

Technology company launches new labeler

JBT Corporation has announced the launch of the FLEX-ID Labeling System, which they say is a high-speed, innovative solution for fruit and vegetable packers that boosts efficiency while at the same time enhancing traceability. With pressure on producers to trim costs while at the same time tackling the threat of…

Showtab on banding offers promotional possibilities

The Showtab is a Bandall innovation that teams perfectly with the 'Branding by Banding' concept by Bandall and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts. Growing in popularity in the produce industry worldwide, Branding by Banding seals and labels one or multiple products with a printed paper or film band. Add a…

Packaging company uses MDF material to personalise boxes

Obeikan MDF, the sustainable packaging company which belongs to the Obeikan Group, is once again attending Fruit Logistica. On this occasion, they will take part in the Fruit Logistica 'World of Fresh Ideas' congress, an event that has become the official starting point of the fair and which brings…

JASA launches 100% recyclable tray packages for apples

JASA saw an increased demand for sustainable and recyclable packages. They developed a new and 100% recyclable technology to pack apples. The sleeves are made out of 100% recyclable cardboard sleeves and, in most situations, existing trays. The sleeve will replace the film that is currently used to pack apples. With…

Irish Minister for the Environment Bruton:

"Huge improvement needed to cut Irish food waste by 50%"

The Irish Minister for the Environment has warned that  a huge improvement is required in efforts to reduce food waste if Ireland is to meet its 2030 target to halve the €700 annual…

Waitrose & Partners launch cardboard grape punnets

This week, Waitrose & Partners takes another step forward in its bid to reduce plastic from its shelves with the introduction of recyclable cardboard grape punnets which…

Softbox to unveil new Temperature Control Packaging Sytems

Softbox is a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging for the life science and logistics industries. The firm has announced plans to unveil new pallet…

Greensleeve; Mediane responds to growing demand for plastic alternatives

The demand for bioplastics as an alternative for your conventional oil-based plastics, is ever growing. Recent developments in European packaging and waste laws, boost that demand even more. But, it’s not just laws that force us to look for alternatives. Retailers, producers and consumers are becoming…

Canadian family farm gets out of potato business

Prince Edward Island family-owned farm operation Eric C. Robinson Inc. is closing the potato growing and packaging portion of its farming division. Their new focus will be on…

Private label packaging should be more environmentally friendly by the end of 2030

REWE and PENNY are saving 7,000 tons of plastic per year

The REWE Group has published its first guidelines for environmentally friendlier packaging. In it, the Group is committed to optimizing all private label packaging and service…

First heat sealed grapes in South African supermarket

Reduction in plastic use is a growing trend in Europe and increasingly in other parts of the world. In line with this trend, in 2017 South African grape and citrus grower-exporter Schoonbee Landgoed investigated the possibilities to replace the conventional grape punnet lid with plastic film, thereby…

New look for California Medjool dates brand

Natural Delights® has presented the next evolution in the Medjool date category with a new label design for its lineup of Medjool date products. According to the company, the new look is a result of a year-long research and development process aimed at creating a packaging design that was reflective of the brand’s…

Canadian packaging company honored by award nomination

Changes in consumer attitudes towards plastic packaging is what CKF believes has driven them to be nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2019 for its top sealable moulded pulp container for strawberries. The Canadian-based company launched the Earthcycle™ punnets for soft fruit in 2018,…

Johan De Neef, Smart Packaging Solutions

“With ‘the perfect body’ we want to tell a new story”

In an innovative market in which the competition is not sitting still, it is important for a brand to keep up with the times, it also needs to be in line with the organization and how it wants to be seen. “The developments that we have started in the past few years required us to recalibrate our…

Sofie Vandereycken, Presa

"Laser marking of fresh produce has a future despite competition from other labeling methods"

"A few years ago we introduced the Solaris laser coding machine that uses a CO2 laser to burn a text or logo in fruit and vegetable products. We had a lot of demand and interest from companies, but it was a little early at the time to compete with the existing ways of packaging and labeling," says Sofie…

Rewe starts immediately with complete use of adhesive labels

Year-round organic cucumbers without plastic packaging

While the lion's share of fruit and vegetables - parallel to the current social discussions - are now on the shelves without plastic, cucumbers are still often wrapped in…

Higher demands for packaging as Chinese New Year approaches

“In recent years, with the increase of consumer demand for packaging products and the advancement of the fruit and vegetable industry, the market demand for packaging has become increasingly high for fruit and vegetable products. For example, packaged products need to be protected to the greatest extent.…

Carrefour Bio launches a new store concept

With a network of 20 stores, Carrefour Bio continues to develop its offer with a new store concept. In Asnière-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), the Carrefour Bio store is not like…

Margarita Talep uses material extracted from algae

Chile-based designer creates sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use packaging

Disappointed by the abundance of non-recyclable materials currently used to contain food products,  Chile-based designer Margarita Talep created a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use packaging, using raw material extracted from algae. Particularly concerned that we commonly allocate an indestructible material to…

Mediane's Greensleeve

Responding to the growing demand for plastic alternatives

The demand for bioplastics as an alternative to conventional oil-based plastics, is ever growing. Recent developments in European packaging and waste laws, boost that demand even more. But, it’s not just laws that force us to look for alternatives. Retailers, producers and consumers are becoming more and…

New campaign to end plastic packaging fresh produce

New Zealand supermarkets ditch plastic fruit and veg packaging

New Zealand has a new campaign to end plastic packaging for fresh produce in supermarkets. Foodstuffs have signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration which is committed to making all store and private label packaging 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Sales of some vegetables have soared by…

QR Code on the packaging of Club Candonga Top Quality strawberries

For the fifth year in a row, the Club Candonga will participate in Fruit Logistica, which will be held in Berlin from the 6th to the 8th of February. Carmela Suriano is the creator and CEO of the Club, and she said to FreshPlaza, “The 2018 campaign was very positive in terms of revenue for our partners. During the…

New Zealand trying to get rid of plastics

Cherry tomatoes and strawberries in plastic containers. Cucumbers in shrink wrap. Shrink-wrapped meat on a plastic tray. Coleslaw in a plastic tub. But for a while now, the people of New Zealand have been confronted head-on with its recycling issue. At its heart, the supermarket industry will tell you, the predominance…

Lower Saxony Minister President Stephan Weil visits the Pöppelmann company

''Future of the plastics industry lies in recycling''

During a visit to Lohner company Pöppelmann on Monday the 14 th of January, Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil was impressed by the success of the plastics processor in the use of recyclates from the recycling bag. On site, he took a look at the production of the blue recycled plant pot. Here,…

New packaging solution uses ultrasound to weld fruit and vegetable nets

"Reduction of plastic waste is being discussed everywhere now"

There are discussions worldwide about reducing (plastic) waste. Above all, the food trade is held responsible for this. Packaging fruit and vegetables in nets is not a novel solution, but it is now gaining importance again, says Jörg Czepluch, CEO of C-Pack in Tornesch in Schleswig-Holstein: "Which…

Scherpenhuizen innovations at Fruit Logistica

"Wild tomato mixes and fresh packs"

Twenty years ago, fresh packs were inconceivable. People did grocery shopping at the supermarket. Times are, however, changing and offering added value is becoming increasingly important. The Dutch company, Scherpenhuizen, is responding to this with a wide range of fresh packs. "These are global dishes that you…

Trialling loose fruit and vegetables sales

Marks & Spencer drops plastic wrapping

Marks & Spencer is trialling loose fruit and vegetables sales; this trial -at a store in London- comes as the retailer strives to remove 1,000 tons of plastic packaging by…

Spain: Multimillion fines on 18 cardboard manufacturers rescinded

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Spanish National Court has annulled fines amounting to 57.7 million Euro which the National Commission of the Competition Market…

Grass packaging is part of Netto's sustainability strategy

Found in Germany: Apple packaging made partly from grass

Netto Marken-Discount tries to make the packaging of its own products more sustainable and steadily increases the proportion of optimized packaging in their assortment. From…

Over 60 years experience in tray sealing

ILPRA opens branch in Germany

The Ilpra Group has been producing packaging machines in-house for over 60 years. In Mortara, the region around Milan in Italy, over 400 machines are built and sold all over the world every year. Ilpra's network consists of its own branches and a wide network of loyal distributors. To expand this network, an office in Germany…

2019: France will impose sanctions on products with non-recycled plastic packaging

The French government intends to introduce a bonus-malus system to incite consumers to buy products packaged with recycled plastic. This measure is part of the 100% recyclable…

Labeling companies announce strategic partnership

Since 1980, Label Press said it has provided printed labels and tags as well as packing house solutions to the Australasian fresh produce industry. The company has partnered…

Oerlemans Packaging Group takes over Frisiapack

On January the first 2019, Oerlemans Packaging Group took over the activities of Frisiapack. Frisiapack, located in Heerenveen (Netherlands), specializes in the supply of stretch sleeves that are used for plastic barrels, jerry cans, buckets, bottles and kegs, mainly for packaging liquids. For many years, subsidiary Oerlemans…

Coop Switzerland announces further use of sustainable packaging

Organic oranges now packaged in cellulose nets

After doing the same to the organic lemons and clementines, for the packaging of its organic oranges Swiss supermarket chain Coop is now switching to an environmentally…

Government measures boost the eco-friendly packaging market

“Since September 2017, we have seen a significant increase in demand,” explains Anne Baumuller, manager of Naturalvi, the world's leading specialist in paper packaging for fruits and vegetables. Why? “Many important players on the fruit and vegetable market may have anticipated what is happening now with…

Waitrose & Partners hit target to remove black plastic from products

Waitrose & Partners has hit its target to remove black plastic from hundreds of products as part of its overall aim to eradicate black plastic from all its own-label…

When government measures boost the eco-friendly packaging market

“Since September 2017, we have seen a significant increase in demand,” explains Anne Baumuller, manager of Naturalvi, the world leading specialist in paper packaging for fruits and vegetables. Why? “Many important players on the fruit and vegetable market may have anticipated what is happening now with…

Martijn Pabon, Snow Donuts:

“Packaging is the publicity booster that can make the difference”

The cultivation of vegetables is getting more and more efficient, and because of this more products reach the market. Then how can you as a grower make your product stand out amongst the competitors? Quality is important, of course, but it doesn't always do the trick, as Martijn Pabon of Snow Donuts…

Karel Paesmans, Logofruit - Fruitsnacks:

“Printed fruit increasingly popular during the holidays”

Besides supplying fruit to more than 2,500 companies per week, Fruitsnacks also offers apples or pears with a message or logo printed on them with their enterprise Logofruit. “The options for printing are extensive. One customer might want an apple with a logo for an open day, another might want an apple…

Coop scores points with practical and sustainable multibags

Reusable bag for fruits and vegetables from 100% renewable resources

In the supermarkets of the Swiss Coop corporation, there is now the Multi-Bag: a reusable bag for fruits and vegetables. This innovation is causing a stir among domestic consumers, being made of FSC-certified cellulose and having been awarded the Oecoplan label. The multi-bags can be used again and again and are…

Demonstration of sustainable packaging solutions

Sustainable packaging is currently an important pillar in policy for many producers and retailers. When desires and requirements change, it’s important to be able to quickly and efficiently realise new packaging solutions. That’s why Boix will organise a live demonstration of the MCT-1 tray machine…

Brocker carrots at Green Week 2019 in Berlin

Sustainable carrot packaging with high recyclability

In the course of the discussion around the new packaging law and the corresponding initiatives to increase  recyclability, Brocker subjected its own brand "Brocker carrots" to the…

Mahindra inaugurates grape packhouse facility in Nashik

Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today inaugurated its grape packhouse facility in Nashik. The facility was inaugurated by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. The grape packhouse facility is one…

UK: Oliver Kay expands sustainable packaging range

Oliver Kay, which supplies fresh fruit and vegetables to more than 3,500 chefs around the UK, has become the first catering greengrocer to replace polystyrene trays used to…

Shenandoah Growers

US: RPET clamshells provide clarity for organic herb line

There’s nothing like seeing what you’re buying. Thanks to clear packaging and minimalistic labels, that’s precisely what consumers get from Shenandoah Growers’ line of That’s Tasty organic herbs. Their thermoformed RPET clamshell containers and labels are procured from multiple suppliers. Clamshells receive both front…

Some supermarkets saw a 70% drop in plastic bag consumption

Turkey: No more free plastic bags in supermarkets

Ahmet Varir, manager of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization's Zero Waste Department said: "We saw a drop by 70% in certain areas. Consumers seem to have responded…

Tamil Nadu plastic ban - Farmers see new demand for bananas & areca nut leaves

In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, people are slowly adopting alternates to plastics. This seems to be good news for people who manufacture cloth bags and farmers who produce…

New Hybrid plastic bins to ease shipping and handling

Macro Plastics, a California-based manufacturer of returnable and reusable plastic containers, recently announced the launch of their new hybrid bins - Hybrid 1012 and 1212. The company said manufacturing of the new bins began in September 2018. The bins that are a new addition to the company's 'Hybrid'…

'Out with disposable plastic' is the current slogan of the discounters

Aldi and competitors remove products from assortment

Starting in 2019, Aldi Süd and Nord will throw out some of their products. The discounters are already implementing EU regulations. "Disposable plastic should disappear from…

Spain: International Paper acquiring packaging producer, Envases Grau

International Paper is in the process of taking over Envases Grau in Spain, a company with four packaging plants and capacities of around 15,000 tpy. As International Paper continues to grow…

Bioplastic for food packaging of fruits and vegetables presented

The demand for new eco-sustainable materials for packaging is constantly increasing and consumers reward the choices of producers and distributors that respect the planet.…

On the road to less plastic waste:

ALDI draws up positive interim balance

ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD can look back on a successful year in relation to sustainable packaging. Some measures of what has become a joint packaging mission have already been…

A+P Services Jork sets new standards

Avoid packaging waste - banding instead of wrapping

Whether customer or salesman, everyone is increasingly paying attention to avoiding waste packaging and conserving the resources of the environment for themselves and for generations to come. This is exactly where A+P Service Peter Schiffmann e.K. comes in with  a banding machine for a variety of applications,…

North American packaging company expands to Mexico

A North American packaging company, Crawford Packaging, is expanding their produce operations in Mexico with the goal of bringing produce packaging solutions to the entire…

Earthcycle strawberry punnet nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2019

CKF said it is honored that one of its newest designs in its Earthcycle™ line of home compostable and recyclable packaging has been recognized by a panel of expert judges as one of 10 nominees for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2019. The strawberry punnet, which is being recognized for a potential…

New developments for fruit labels in China

How the exterior of fruits and vegetables look is very important in China, it directly influences how well the product sells. An important part of this exterior is the label on the products. “Nowadays there's a trend for fruits and vegetables with a label to be viewed as better quality fruits by Chinese…

StickyLickits edible stickers for fresh produce

StickyLickits are edible stickers that are sugar free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free, vegan, kosher. They can be used on any piece of…

Soil Association revises organic standards

Organic certification body Soil Association has thoroughly review the current organic standards in a bid to ensure organic farmers and processors can ‘provide the highest…

Xtend® packaging retains the waxy bloom of blueberries

StePac L.A. Ltd. has developed customized, proprietary, polyamide-based packaging technology for ensuring long-lasting freshness in bulk deliveries of blueberries to distant…

Wrapped vegetables and the fuss around plastic packaging

Individually wrapped onions wrapped in a Wellington Pak 'n Save store garnered outcries and outrage on Twitter. But it's a complex matter getting supermarkets and suppliers to switch to packaging that's affordable, sustainable and still keeps customers safe from bugs, leakage and saboteurs. Foodstuffs, which owns…

New packaging line for Haluco

This month, the Dutch company, Haluco, took a new packaging line into use. It will be used to package fruit and vegetables. This Martin Stolze packaging line has been specially designed. It repackages fruit and vegetables effectively and ergonomically. For this, the bulk packaging is fed automatically. The small packaging is also automatically removed. The packaging…

Girò focuses on sustainability with resistant and recyclable packaging

Franco Locati, sales manager of Girò Italia (in the picture): "Our qualified R&D team is focusing a lot on research, in order to improve the consumables in terms of environmental sustainability".   "With regard to innovation, our goal is to develop new packaging systems involving sustainable technology and materials to produce…

Italy: Onion packaging with info for the consumers

It is crucial to always come up with something new and to offer additional services. The new net packaging of the Agro Emiliana onions is a response to that. The produce consists of white, golden and red onions in 500 gr tubes (4 pieces). Also, there are some indications on how to use it for cooking. The white onion…

"Reemoon focuses on Egypt and South African market"

"Providing more efficient machines at a more reasonable price"

The orange export season in Egypt has just started for the 2018-2019 season. To ensure the sorting and packaging of the oranges proceeds smoothly, a good sorting line could be a big help. It automates the process and in this way it decreases losses and speeds up the production process. Reemoon Technology…

A test in the MMR with Abate pears

New luxurious packaging for precious fruits

Two months have passed since the official launch. Now, the network of companies La Grande Bellezza Italiana can make a first, partial assessment. But mostly, it can look forward to further initiatives. And there are already some novelties on the table. The presidents Antonio Cipriani and Leonardo Odorizzi explain, “We are about to…

Whole Foods removes PFAS chemicals from its packaging

Whole Foods Market has removed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals out of its food packaging. This was decided after a study from Washington, D.C.-based…

Donating reusable crates and co-financing of refrigerated vehicles

IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide

Since the inception of its food support initiative in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the world leader in reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 280,000 RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) to Food Banks. In addition to this, the company supports the Food Banks through the voluntary work of IFCO staff and…

Branded Fruit company

Interesting and flashy branded fruit

At a recent Lyft event, the brand decided to move away from the usual swag. Frisbees or stress balls or notebooks or pens that pile up in your closets and drawers. Instead, in a large bowl, there was a pile of ripe green avocados, each printed with the Lyft logo. They were a hit. Not to be outdone, AT&T sent out…

Many more questions at the Dresdner Packaging Conference

Laser marking and ultrasonic sealing as modern packaging alternatives?

For the 28th time, members of the packaging industry met for the Dresden Packaging Conference of the German Packaging Institute (dvi). Under the motto "A discussion on…

The Baby Plant and MilShake projects

Vivai Milone 's new BabyPlant range was created almost as a 'collateral effect' of its lab productions. MilShake is also being introduced to the nursery garden range: the famous milk shake container is combined with a sheet of paper with a flower mix that can be planted. The idea is to make people more…

Food technology company develops ‘purposeful packaging’ to help combat food waste

A UK food tech company has created an ingenious film packaging solution which prolongs the life of fresh fruit and veg and significantly reduces food waste. The new ‘purposeful packaging’ technology reduces food waste in supermarkets, in the supply chain, and in the home and is the latest addition to the…

F.lli Valcalcer: Logo and packaging restyling

Italy: Customers choose the ingredients for the wild salads

Domenico Bosco is the marketing manager for F.lli Valcalcer from Battipaglia. The company is specialised in baby leaf produce, grown in the fertile land of the Piana del Sele – a place particularly suited for the farming of this produce. He states, “Our motivation and will to improve pushed us to opt for the restyling…

Hamburg importer starts pomegranate season with stronger brand presence

Don Limón is currently preparing for the upcoming season of Indian pomegranates. The Hamburg-based importer is starting the new campaign with much confidence and increased expectations. As the latest marketing measure, the company has designed special Don Limón Brand Boxes for its pomegranates. Brand presence The preparation…

Texas-based importer to launch clamshell packaging for more products

London Fruit said it will be implementing a creative new approach with its sales program. The company will be offering packaged items in clamshells, which has been aimed for the Holiday season for merchandising product. London said it will begin its clamshell line with 2 and 4-Pack Avocados, 6 &…

AU: BioPak struggling to keep up with demand as it expands further into the fruit and veg industry

An Australian manufacturer of environmentally friendly packaging says the main challenge is to ensure their products do not end up in landfill. BioPak CEO Gary Smith points out that many…

Three kilo-box can be converted into gift wrapping

Elbe fruit scores with innovative Christmas packaging

Elbe-Obst has designed a very special packaging for the Christmas business for its customers. A 3-kilo box can be converted into a gift box. Underneath the packaging there is a lid, so that the box can be closed and possibly sent by post. The present motif is blue-and-white.   Christmas-style apple packaging For many years now, Elbe-Obst has been…

Danish government in favor of banning thin plastic bags

The Danish government is in favor of banning the thin plastic bags, according to newspaper Politiken . The prospective ban is part of the government’s plastic strategy, which seeks to dramatically reduce Denmark’s consumption of plastic bags. “We need to move away from the ‘use and throw away’ culture that we probably…

And soon in another color

JJ Baby bell pepper gets new sustainable packaging

Why not put the baby bell pepper, Tinkerbell, in the already successful packaging of the Tomberry. This must have been the thinking at Eminent Food. Since the start of December, the baby bell pepper has been offered in a new, sustainable, cardboard packaging of 150 gram, in response to the current…

The new 250 gr cherry tomato mix boxes

Italy: Festive packaging for the Fellini Patrizio company

Christmas will soon be upon us and the Fellini Patrizio company has recently started using a festive packaging. This is characterised by white and red colours and festive greetings. But this is not the only novelty: for these two weeks, a new produce has been launched. Lamberto Giovanardi – marketing office – explains, “The new…

Red Apple Germany dispenses with plastic packaging

More sustainable packaging for Rockit mini-apple

The supermarket chains and discounters have launched an offensive against plastic waste. The reasons: Consumers want either none or more sustainable packaging, especially for fruit and vegetables, and the new Packaging Act will come into force on 1 January 2019. It will be combined with a stronger…

Colombia: Professor designs a bag to keep fruits fresh for up to 60 days

The environment and the chemical properties of each fruit are factors that influence how they mature. Cesar Sierra, a professor of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Colombia (UN), designed a bag that allows preserving the fruit's freshness for up to 60 days. This allows the fruit…

Bogor bans single use plastics

Indonesian city outlaws plastic bags as campaigners push for wider bans

Last Tuesday, hopeful and determined campaigners that an Indonesian city’s ban on single-use plastic bags should encourage similar policies by local governments elsewhere in…

Smurfit Kappa secures Argentinian awards for sustainable packaging

Smurfit Kappa has been recognized in two categories at the Estrella del Sur Awards in Argentina. The packaging leader’s innovative bulk tray for blueberries triumphed in both…

British greengrocers: "Backlash against plastic has sparked trade boom"

UK greengrocers have claimed that a backlash against plastic has sparked a boom in their trade, as - mainly young - people flock through the doors to buy locally-sourced…

Alberto Palmí, manager of Fedemco: "Why not go back to what we had before?"

"Wooden packaging can already replace any other material"

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards environmental and health awareness. For this reason, the use of non-biodegradable materials, such as plastic, in food packaging is becoming increasingly less popular among consumers. "A number of studies have been carried out recently by different universities on…

Supermarkets see 80% drop in plastic bag consumption, Australia-wide

The ban on single-use plastic bags by Australia’s two largest supermarkets prevented the introduction of an estimated 1.5 billion bags into the environment, and the retail…

Spain: Environmentally-friendly plastic made from horticultural waste

In just six months, researchers at the circular economy innovation center of Ecoembes, The Circular Lab, have developed a new plastic that is biobased, compostable, recyclable and biodegradable at sea. It is made from fruit and vegetable waste and its use should be authorized within the next five years. During…


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