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US: Lef Farms introduces new retail and food service packaging

With its simple elegance, the lēf packaging aims to break out from the field of brands that have turned to old-school clams and tubs. It starts with lēf’s classic black retail bag which shows off its greens through a see-through front window of cascading leaves. And clear side panels allow.....

Italy: GNA introduces new flow pack machinery

Established in 1987 in Bologna, GNA Srl operates in the automatic machine sector for the packaging of fresh and fresh-cut produce. In addition to its strong presence on both the domestic and international markets and its know-how, the company can also count on a wide range of products - flow-pack horizontal.....

13,200 containers per hour

Spain's largest organic cherry tomato packaging machine

Induser, the Ejido-based company specialised in the design and manufacture of packaging lines for agro-food products, has installed the largest automatic packaging machine in the organic cherry tomato sector for the firm Biosabor.It is a project developed in two stages for the production of 13,200 containers.....

Houweling's Tomatoes adds three new premium snack packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes announced three new tomato packs as part of their premium Signature Selection line. The exclusive Signature Selection brand dictates a strict criteria for varietal selection and growing practices, placing flavor at the forefront of the selection criteria, followed by other key.....

Danish machine cuts labour costs while increasing productivity

Offering a machine that cuts down on labour costs and increases productivity is an interesting prospect for pretty much any company in the industry. Danish machine manufacturer Egatec Packaging Int., is offering just such a machine and felt that Fruit Logistica in Berlin was a great venue to demonstrate.....

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.....