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Mediane introduces Sealpap

Sealable, recyclable, repulpable specialty papers

Growers and packers of fresh produce know Mediane as a converter of flexible films for the packaging of herbs, lettuce and fresh produce. Mediane has been a market leader in the field of conical sleeves in Europe, USA and Australasia for many years already. Their product line also includes Peel & Reseal…

New plastic-free packaging for salads developed

A plastic-free salad packaging solution has been developed by Sirane as part of a project working with some major brands in France. (RE)SET Packaging are a consultancy company specialised in the circular economy, who looked worldwide for the most innovative providers of sustainable packaging working in…

Frutmac

Zippmatic innovates packaging

After the success achieved in the past 18 months by the Blitzmatic+ packaging machines, Frutmac completes its range of tray packagers with Zippmatic in order to meet even the most varied requests.  Zippsolution combines techniques and packaging types in a single solution. The machine packages the produce quickly and easily in new sustainable…

"Plastic-free into the Future"

Penny and BIOhof Kirchweidach launch innovative packaging solution for tomatoes

In the fruit and vegetable sector, there are two permanent trends with regard to customer wishes. On the one hand, fruit and vegetables should be produced and marketed as regionally as possible. On the other hand, more and more customers expect vegetarian products to be unpackaged. It does not always…

Damien Challet of JMT US:

“Our bins allow natural and flexible controlled atmosphere storage for a wide range of fresh produce”

Controlled atmosphere technology is vital to the agriculture industry and allows growers to store their produce for longer. But for smaller and medium-sized growers, controlled atmosphere rooms are often more difficult to access, forcing them to have to be more creative to find ways to store their…

Packaging trends prior to, during, and after the pandemic

Packaging is a topic that has been getting a lot of attention in past years. The focus on sustainable packaging was primary for many in the produce industry up until a few months ago, but when the pandemic hit, a major shift was seen: a consumer preference toward packaged produce. This week’s PMA virtual…

Hungarian exporters react to requirements of the German market

"Sustainable packaging management is decisive for us as well"

Germany and Austria have always been the most important sales markets for the Central European growing regions. This is also true for Hungary, where tons of plums, sweet and sour cherries, and fruit vegetables - such as tomatoes and peppers - are produced annually for the German-speaking market.…

Fruit and vegetable packaging made from elephant grass

On Monday, 8 June, the Dutch company, Valstar, received fruit and vegetable world-first - packaging made from elephant grass. Roy van den Heuvel presented it. He's the Argos Packaging & Protection Account Manager. Valstar and Argos, also a Dutch company, did this to make a statement to the rest of the…

Smart plastic containers from Gamma-Wopla find their way into France

"Even delicate products such as tomatoes can always be transported safely"

In the fields and greenhouses in the south of France, smart plastic containers and pallets are being used in the current vegetable harvest to preserve the premium quality of the tomatoes. Under the distribution cooperation "Les Paysans de Rougeline", French farmers have been marketing various types of…

Asda removes over 24.5 million plastic forks from salads in a bid to tackle plastic pollution

In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘Use less and recycle more’, Asda is today announcing that it will be removing plastic forks from its salads and protein bowls. This…

From buckets to IBCs

It was common practice for contractors to order a pallet full of buckets with screening products from Sudlac, but now Ruben Lensing notices increasingly more contractors are making a switch to IBCs. “That works well, both for the contractor and the factory. For example, an IBC with the Eclipse LD coating contains 1000 litres…

Sustainability innovation at METRO labels:

New pre-cut herb packaging saves more than 100 tons of plastic

METRO Germany is now focusing on more sustainable proprietary packaging throughout Germany. From now on, all pre-cut herbs under the METRO Chef brand will be available, featuring less plastic or no plastic at all. This means that METRO avoids more than 100 tons of plastic waste every year. The changeover…

The strawberry punnet reinvented

"Help me become more sustainable." This is the assignment that kicked off the collaboration between Dutch fruit grower Gijs van Herk, and packaging company Fonkels. Annually, Van Herk uses hundreds of thousands of mainly plastic containers. These are used to sell his cherries and strawberries in his store and at retailers.…

Cleanfarms

Canadian growers returned nearly 5.5 million containers to Cleanfarms in 2019

Cleanfarms has released its 2019 Annual Report showing that Canadian farmers are strengthening their commitment to land, water and air stewardship by returning ag-plastic waste such as empty pesticide and fertilizer containers and grain bags for recycling. In its 2019 Annual Report, Cleanfarms released…

Tray sealing shows its green credentials

Tray sealing specialist Proseal says that while maximising speed and efficiencies are still the key requirements for the packing of fresh produce, the quest for these can also deliver important sustainability benefits. Proseal was the driving force behind the complete market-place transformation of the…

Concerns regarding the introduction of mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling

Following the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy, the European farming community welcomes any measure encouraging consumers to adopt a healthy diet. However, the…

Maik-Oliver Abels, WeedGuard Plus: Mulching paper now conquers the German market

"Paper made from native plant fibers is ideal for organic farming"

All over the world, sustainable packaging alternatives for the fruit and vegetable industry are being sought. However, this does not only apply to consumer packaging; it begins at the cultivation side. Organic quality products are seeing an unstoppable growth trend, but they bring their own unique challenges.…

Waterproof vegetable and fruit trays without plastic

After an intensive development process, Remmert Dekker Packaging, in collaboration with its customer Nature's Pride, has successfully launched a cardboard strawberry punnet, in which the moisture resistance of plastic laminate has been replaced by a water-based lacquer. A major step forward in the…

"Pack fruit and vegetables in plastic, especially now!"

The recent period has shown it is important to pack products, especially in the potato, fruit and vegetable sector. Unpacked products are less likely to be taken out of supermarkets these days as consumers begin to realize that this ‘naked’ presentation is less hygienic and can also lead to food loss.…

Grid bucket for snack tomatoes from Pöppelmann FAMAC®

Adapted packaging - now even more sustainable and visually attractive

Resource-saving production, secure packaging, attractively presented: Pöppelmann FAMAC®, specialised in plastic packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industry, and MERULIN Gartenbauservice LLC & Co. have jointly developed an innovative packaging option for snack tomatoes. This packaging is a real hit,…

Australia: Reusable bag start-up ‘The Swag’ doubles sales

Although many small businesses and retailers across Australia are feeling the pinch of COVID-19, for some - like reusable bag start-up The Swag - business is skyrocketing. The Swag’s product range includes reusable teabags, dry cleaning bags, food wraps, lunch bags, grocery bags and beauty wipes; it is…

Gerald Langerak, Capp Plast

“Clients should also benefit from low oil prices when buying plastic boxes”

Dutch and Belgian fruit growers are preparing for the approaching apple and pear harvests. In June, they must get everything ready to receive the latest crops. For example, which crates must be replaced? They usually choose wooden crates, but plastic boxes are fast gaining ground. Capp Plast, an Italian…

Hauptstadt Basil now only in recycled paper

Herbs, sold entirely in paper instead of plastic

REWE and ECF Farmsystems are testing new forms of product packaging. The capital city basil produced in Berlin is now packed 100% plastic-free. Both the funnel-shaped plastic bag (sleeve) and the plastic pot are dispensed with. Instead, their Hauptstadt Basil will be packed exclusively in recycled paper.…

Edelpilzzucht Kirnig LLC focuses on sustainable packaging and product range expansion

"The plastics discussion will return after the crisis"

Before the Corona pandemic, the abandonment of plastics was by far the most important topic in today's food industry. In the field of edible mushrooms, too, the search was on for an innovative, environmentally friendly solution using renewable raw materials. South Tyrolean mushroom cultivator Kirnig LLC has…

Mastronardi Produce and Mucci Farms among the winners

CPMA announces winners for 2020 Virtual New Product Showcase

This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the CPMA New Product Showcase, which is traditionally held at the CPMA Convention and Trade Show, was moved online. The 2020 CPMA Virtual New Product Showcase, sponsored by Canadian Grocer, featured 56 products from 44 companies. CPMA announced the winners…

Zelfo Technology researches packaging material of the future

"Worldwide, tomato farmers throw away thousands of tons a year"

The Zelfo Technology company, which has its pilot plant in Schwedt, is researching the packaging material of the future. Plastic and waste paper are yesterday's news. Plant…


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