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PMA Fresh Summit:

DS Smith to showcase new enhancements to wax-free boxes for produce

Interstate Container/DS Smith have said that they will be showcasing their 3rd generation Greencoat enhancements at this year's Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Conference & Expo.Greencoat for Produce, a wax replacement box was built with farmers looking to switch from wax in mind. The.....

Italy: Irplast introduces Food Contact Tape

"We have been working in the fresh produce sector for many years, manufacturing packaging that meets diverse functional requirements: it protects, works as a barrier film, is re-sealable and much more. It depends on the products, as each type has its own characteristics and needs. This is why we also develop.....

UK: New tomato packaging prevents transport mess

A brand new premium tomato pack, created by Colpac, has been launched onto the top tiers of Aldi’s supermarket shelves. The global supermarket chain required a paperboard packaging solution in keeping with the high quality of the UK sourced fruit. In addition, moving away from plastic, it was essential that.....

A first in market

New peel and reseal lidding film for compostable and recyclable fibre punnets

While peel and reseal top lidding film is a well established product in the fresh produce market, due to technical challenges, it has been limited in use to only plastic punnets. “Through dedicated development we are launching a lidding film that strongly adheres to an Earthcycle™ moulded pulp container,”.....

Changing Polish market drives new packaging demand

The Polish market is changing. Thanks to the evolution of consumer behaviour, there is increasing demand for higher quality goods and new flavours.Massimiliano Persico and Regina Leone at the Carton Pack stand during Fresh Market Conference 2017 in Warsaw."We think that the Polish consumer will continue to.....

New Zealand: No food safety risks with food packaging materials

New data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows there are no food safety risks with the use of everyday food packaging materials such as plastic and paper.A recent MPI study on New Zealand foods looked at the transfer of chemicals from a range of food packaging types onto foods and whether or.....

US (CA): Mann Packing removes non-GMO labels from lettuce

CA: One year ago, Mann Packing went through the process of getting some of its vegetable products Non-GMO Project Verified. Now, the company is trying to distance itself from non-GMO labeling.The company is removing the non-GMO verified check from its single-cut lettuce products in its next print run, which.....

Tattooed cucumbers in the fight against plastic

Dutch firm Eosta claim to have saved at least one million product wrappers since the introduction of their high-tech innovation earlier this year.An ‘organic’ label is ‘tattooed’ onto fruits and vegetables by removing pigment from the skin of produce using laser technology. The method dubbed ‘natural.....

Ukraine: Opening of new packaging plant for greenhouse production

The municipality of Vodyanoye, in the Kamyan-Dniprovsky district, was chosen for the construction of a Fresh Packaging Platform for fruit and vegetable products, which is necessary to facilitate the export of fresh produce of an homogeneous quality to the European market. Its opening is scheduled for 22.....

Spain: Young people prefer carton or wood packaging for fruit & veg

According to a study by Aecoc, the most popular options, in terms of packaging, among millennials when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables are carton and wood.The Manufactures and Distributors’ Association Aecoc has detected, thanks to its recent study “Potential of millennials as shoppers of fruit and.....

Clay-based antimicrobial packaging keeps food fresh

Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now scientists report that they have developed a packaging film coated with clay.....