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Poland: Growers need to consider end customer for packaging

A Polish company has been nominated for an innovation award for the first time ever at the Fruit Logistica this year. Although they didn't win one of the big awards, Adam Sikorski, Commercial director for the company, said that just being nominated was a sufficient reward for Poland.From left to right,.....

Mondi group acquires packaging firm Excelsior

Mondi Group has announced that it will be expanding its consumer packaging portfolio by acquiring UK company Excelsior for USD $41.2m.Excelsior is a vertically-integrated producer of flexible packaging solutions, mainly for food applications. Its product portfolio includes pouches, roll stock and lidding.....

Many new packaging possibilities for Hoogstraten:

Strawberries packaged as chocolates

Coöperatie Hoogstraten presented a wall with packaging possibilities in a separate room during the Fruit Logistica last week. “We wanted to show customers that we have endless packaging options. We wanted to inspire, for now or for in the future,” says Natalie Snijers from Coöperatie Hoogstraten. “For.....

BelOrta introduces engaging, playful packaging concepts

During the Fruit Logistica, BelOrta had an entire wall of innovations. Some were recognisable from last year, but other products were presented to visitors for the first time ever. Various new products had already been shown at the product show late last year, such as the pink coeur de boeuf Monterosa, red.....

Koppert Cress adds color to packaging range

During Fruit Logistica in Berlin Koppert Cress introduced its new packaging range. The company used this trade fair to show the latest developments to its immediate customers and logistics partners. From March 20, 2017, all products will be delivered in a totally redesigned contemporary design.The.....

Italy: Digital print trays for peppers

"We can be proud of the fact that we are the first Italian company to introduce corrugated cardboard trays that are digitally water printed, developed in cooperation with Ghelfi Ondulati. It is a wrapped product created for a single client and, at the moment, for a single product - peppers. But the tray.....

New hot-melt adhesive for agricultural packaging

The requirements for fruit and vegetable packaging, be it corrugated cardboard (such as UNIQ, P84 or other existing models), compact cardboard trays or even cellular polypropylene, are much more demanding than for other packaging. It contains a live produce and is subjected to refrigerated transport,.....

Aja introduces new dedicated weighing systems for tomato packers

Aja has delivered several new ‘profit saving’ weigh packing systems to tomato packers who supply major UK Supermarkets. Aja weighing solutions are increasingly becoming the preferred choice for many of the major pre pack salad, produce & vegetable Packhouses in the UK, EU and Overseas.Packing half vine.....

Spain: "Sales are up 15% thanks to this packaging"

The key is differentiation, giving the product the importance it deserves. Agromolinillo, with its brand Delicias Rojas-Strawberry Bites, aims to make Fortuna strawberries one of its flagship products. To achieve this, they have made a firm commitment to a brand new packaging format in Spain, although it's.....

Recyclable biobased sleeves for fresh produce and herbal plants

Mediane produces CPP, LDPE and Bio-compostable (PLA) Sleeves for the Horti and Agri Market out of cleartransparent films, printed in High-Definition Flexo. In February 2017, Mediane will introduce recyclable bio-based plastic sleeves using Braskem’s Green Polyethylene. To Mediane, the trend for green living.....

Product labeling with light makes packaging redundant

Photo: Nature & More Organic fruit and vegetables are often packaged in plastic. That is hardly very sensible, often, the only reason is to apply the label. The Dutch organic trade company Nature & More wants to end this and has developed a method which can apply the printed label directly to the.....

US: SunFed debuts Almost Famous program

With the vision of creating an exciting destination in produce departments and addressing the changing sustainability goals of today’s shoppers, SunFed is launching its Almost Famous produce program in stores nationwide.“Sustainability has a changing definition for consumers, and one of those shifting.....

NL: Rainbow Kleinpak starts new year with new sorting location

Rainbow Kleinpak starts the new year at a new sorting location in Middenmeer, the Netherlands. “We did not actually dare to dream this would happen,” says manager Chiel Mostert. “We gave the assignment late in July, and exactly three months ago, the foundation stone was laid. Twins Bouw constructed the new.....