Packaging

Italian company Gustibus arrives on Alibaba

"We are opening up to investors and internationalization"

The quality of Sicilian crops is improving through a more intensive relationship with the territory and by expanding globally. Gustibus is a case in point, a company that can count on great interest from investors like Banca Intesa, who are willing to support Sicilian companies in their national and…

New-Tech standing pouches cut fresh food waste

Fresh produce packaging innovators, StePac Ltd. are gaining growing interest in the retail sector for their functional standing pouches. The attractive, high-performance resealable bags are crafted with the company’s proprietary Xgo™ advanced modified atmosphere/modified humidity (MA/MH) technology.…

Hinojosa enters the French cardboard packaging market with the purchase of Allard Emballages

Hinojosa, a leader in global packaging solutions in the Iberian Peninsula, has completed the purchase of the French company Allard Emballages. With its entry into the French cardboard packaging market, the company continues its international expansion, which started at the beginning of the year with the…

Parkside/Riverford

UK: Parkside and Riverford present home compostable packaging

Parkside, a Normanton company specialized in the design and development of home and industrial compostable flexible packaging, has collaborated with an organic producer and online grocer, Riverford, on a new range of TÜV-certified home compostable packs. Riverford has announced that it currently uses 82%…

APAL Post-Harvest Seminar - MAF RODA

"The fundamental question asked to me every day is how can I reduce the packing cost to the grower"

Leading global packing equipment company, MAF RODA says the industry is now able to analyse every piece of fruit more thoroughly than ever before, thanks to huge advancements in technology available in Australia. Speaking at APAL's online Post-Harvest Seminar, MAF Oceania Sales Director, Phil Alexander…

Mikaël Vandewiele, Gamma-Wopla:

"It is impossible to produce the best food without ensuring optimal transport conditions"

The fruit and vegetable sector gives a lot of thought to the primary packaging of goods: What type of packaging and material best meet the needs of the product being packaged, are there sustainable alternatives, and are they economical? But there are also specific requirements for secondary packaging,…

"the perfect choice for sustainable growers"

Fresh herbs in bio-degradable flower pots

In this video below, Desch Plantpak show how their D-Grade®BIO pots are not only a good fit for flowers, they are as well for fresh herbs. "This combination is the perfect choice for sustainable growers," says Kees Waque, Manager Retail & Marketing at Desch. In their new Colour your Story magazine,…

Long-time sales manager Heinz Bürgerhoff from Klingele founds HB Verpackungsservice

"Not too colorful; the product must speak for itself"

After a long career with packaging manufacturer and supplier Klingele, Heinz Bürgerhoff decided to become self-employed at the beginning of the new year. Under the name HB Verpackungsservice, the Delmenhorst native primarily assists producers and smaller packers of fruit and vegetables in choosing the…

KM Packaging launches compostable product range

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a new range of compostable products. The C-Range of bio-plastic packaging materials includes shrink wrap, stretch wrap, adhesive tape, nets and bags. It enhances KM’s portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and…

Danish company launches new package solution

Bottom of fresh herbs bag becomes growing pot

Danish based growing company Grow Up FARM is launching a new product, named Eat-Grow-Repeat: small pea plants that grow in hemp in a bag. Refrigerated and bagged, the pea sprouts keep fresh for a week. "Rip off the upper section of the bag, and the bottom of the bag is now the pot," they explain. "Place…

New Grab-N-Go bags for hot peppers see popularity in niche markets

This year, importer Delina Fresh has been seeing an interesting growth in the Latin and Oriental markets in the United States. The company imports a wide variety of products from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil and the Dominican Republic and has year-round programs for all of their products. The…

New production line helps to reduce plastic waste

Dutch tomato specialist RedStar has succeeded in further reducing the amount of used plastic for packaging in the supermarket. By expanding a special production line, even more tomatoes can be packed in thin plastic trays instead of the thicker buckets. As a result, 40% less plastic is used. For the…

STEPAC Partners with J-Tech in Australia

STEPAC is all about reducing food waste right across the supply chain using modified atmosphere (MA), modified humidity (MH) and condensation control. It’s about preserving freshness and extending the viable shelf life of fresh produce in the marketplace.  "We’ve got a great range of products from Stepac" said…

New challenge for HortiDaily editor Jan Jacob Mekes

The last day publication day of 2020 also means saying goodbye to our colleague Jan Jacob Mekes. Following his work as a translator for our publications, Jan Jacob joined the…

Jasper Slaghekke, Sismatec:

“More tomatoes being top sealed”

In the fruit and vegetable sector, top seal packaging is mostly used for soft fruit. However, lately, it's becoming increasingly common to package other types of fruit and vegetables in this way too. Think of tomatoes, mushrooms, grapes, and asparagus. Sustainability, better visibility in the shop, and chain efficiency are a…

Thomas Weber, ATS-Tanner Banding Systems:

"We are continuing to develop our packaging solutions in the new year with many new ideas and a great passion"

2020 was a year like no other - cancelled trade shows, customer projects halted or postponed, new clearance and hygiene rules, fewer customer visits, adjustments to processes... "The year 2020 demanded a particularly high degree of agility from us - as it does from all other organizations and people,"…

Reliable sensors ensure food safety on growing food logistics market

Reliable sensors ensure food safety on a growing food logistics market. Despite major changes to global business and travel movements, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the global food logistics market is growing - and sensors play a vital role to ensure food safety for food on the move. Prior to a bundle of…

How to choose the best packaging for a product?

It is the inside that counts, one often says. Although appropriate packaging can give fruit and vegetables an enormous boost. Is your decision based on sustainability, longer…

Jan Strijbos, Prins Verpakkingstechniek:

"The packaging configurator makes finding the right packaging a lot easier"

A new packaging configurator can be found on the Prins Packaging Technology website. “We notice that when customers request a packaging machine, they sometimes do not really know what they want,” explains Jan Strijbos of Prins Packaging Technology. “The packaging configurator gives customers direction…

Expansion for De Jong Packaging in De Lier

Corrugated board producer De Jong Packaging, from De Lier in The Netherlands, is expanding its location. In order to meet the growing demand for corrugated cardboard packaging, De Jong Packaging, together with real estate company WDP, is building a new multilayer distribution centre with storage and…

Bid online for fruit and vegetable processing and packaging machinery

Are you looking for weighing and filling lines, multihead weighers, slicers, washing machines, traysealers, separators or other machinery? The online auction in Kapelle (NL) for the food industry, includes a various offer of fruit and vegetables related machinery. The broad offer holds a weighing and filling…

Test Kitchen helps customers through the development of new packaging concepts

Packaging Automation’s Trial Facility at their factory in Knutsford, Cheshire offers customers the opportunity to carry out tests using different packaging materials with their product incorporating MAP, SkinPAC, Map F to verify the results prior to investment in machinery. Simon Wilson, Seal…

Mexican greenhouse tomato grower partners with IFCO for tomato packaging solutions

Agros Produce LLC, producer of tomatoes grown in high-tech greenhouses in Mexico, has partnered with IFCO Systems, provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh…

Nili Capital Group positions StePac at heart of its new modified atmosphere packaging platform

StePac acquisition by Nili Capital: New prospects for growth

Fresh produce packaging specialists StePac L.A., Ltd. has been acquired by Nili Capital Partners, an Israeli private equity fund. As a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions to the fresh produce industry, StePac will form the nucleus of Nili's modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) platform,…

Early bird discount for fruit farmers

Fonkels Fruity line further expanded

Last season, Fonkels introduced various eco-friendly fruit trays. These apple trays and strawberry, cherry, and soft fruit punnets form part of the Fonkels Fruity line. This introduction was crowned by the European Carton Excellence Award 2020. That was in the Innovative Category for Fonkel's strawberry…

Polytrade LLC takes over distribution of Smilesys Resealable Systems

"Product safety guaranteed right up to the first time you open the packaging"

Packaging specialist Polytrade is taking over the business of foil manufacturer Smilesys Resealable Systems for Germany, regarding the fruit & vegetable range. According to the Polytrade LLC management, packaging can be resealed up to 25 times with Smilesys Resealable Systems. The adhesive used is also…

Will Box - BoxedFresh

"Quality, convenience and variety has meant we have retained a substantial loyal customer base"

Back in January, Will Box and his business partner, Jonny Honeyman, had the idea to start a home & office delivery service delivering fruit and veg boxes - BoxedFresh - which would run alongside the wholesale business InterFresh. “I suppose the idea came from the requests I always had from friends and…

Two units of 8,000 sqm

De Jong Packaging rents new 16,000 sqm warehouse

On the Honderdland business park, De Jong Packaging will rent additional storage space, consisting of 2 units of 8,000 sqm. The first hall was completed this month and the remaining part will be completed in December. De Jong Packaging will occupy the building for several years. Our cardboard factory in…

NatureSweet launches new pepper Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers

New peppers: All the sweet and none of the heat

All the sweet and none of the heat! With 8,000 full-time, hardworking Associates, NatureSweet® has launched Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers. "Like all peppers, NatureSweet’s offer that satisfying crunch and health perks, but instead of spice ‘n’ heat, the Dulce Italianos are just as sweet as can be. Perfect…

Provided by Top Control

Solutions that optimize the fruit and vegetable packaging process

The year 2020 has been a difficult one dominated by the pandemic. Even with increasing work volumes and fewer staff available, TopControl technology provided its hardware and software solutions to guarantee fresh products. A video of the machine while it is operating The most challenging aspect in these…

Indian packaging manufacturer sees more demand for PET packaging

"From 2020, our production capacity is one million pieces a day"

The demand for PET clamshells has been picking up over the past few months. Some of it has to do with the coronavirus, as consumers prefer to have hygienic containers avoiding multiple touches from people. One manufacturer has increased production and now produces one million pieces per day. Indian…

Indian researchers develop bio-degradable packing from cucumber peel

Throwing away cucumber peels after preparing your salad could be a thing of the past. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed…

QR code enables consumer direct contact with strawberry grower

"Whoever says strawberries, says Hoogstraten. Rightly so, because Hoogstraten Cooperative grew out of strawberry cultivation. In the meantime, Hoogstraten is also known as the taste specialist in berries, tomatoes and peppers. Together with our producers, we ensure that customers can enjoy tasty fruit…

Ludan Fresh Supplies presents Sempreverde

Aromatic herbs in cardboard boxes

"We created our Sempreverde range due to the increasing interest in potted aromatic herbs and with the objective of optimizing the resources used while introducing containers other than vases. We are talking about basil and parsley plants placed in clever cardboard boxes. The herbs destined to this range…

LGV Sonnengemüse starts trial in unheated greenhouses

"The aim of the trial is a climate-friendly cultivation of regional fresh winter vegetables"

At LGV Gärtnergemüse, they are at the start of the harvest for local winter fresh vegetables from Vienna and Burgenland. Together with horticultural school Schönbrunn -under the direction of DI Wolfgang Palme-, LGV Sonnengemüse has started a cultivation trial with fresh winter vegetables. Six growers and…

Due to potential E. Coli 0157:H7 contamination

Tanimura & Antle voluntarily recalls packaged single head romaine lettuce

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Out of an abundance of caution, Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine…

Aaron Fox:

“We expect to see the Covid-19 packaging trends continue into 2021”

Packaging has seen a big boost in sales this year as a result of the pandemic. Just like everyone else in the industry, the ability to be flexible proved vital for packaging companies, but for Fox Packaging, flexibility is already built into their standard operations. Aaron Fox, President of Fox…

New light-weight PP buckets offers sustainable opportunities

Poorthuis Packaging, in the Netherlands, has developed a light-weight PP bucket. It can be used for products like snack tomatoes. The buckets have gaps in their sides. That reduces plastic use by 25%. It has a 100% R-PET lid and is suitable for 500g of tomatoes. The container can get a cardboard lid if used for…

Grown in Guatemala

Pre-peeled and trimmed Brussels sprouts available in stand-up bag

Just last week, the first shipment of Brussels sprouts from Guatemala arrived at the port of Miami for North Bay Produce. “The season is getting underway and supplies are building up,” says John Battle, Vegetable Category Manager for the company. The green globes are available through March and…

Simon Calder - Blackdown Growers

New look for Leampak herbs after 40 years

This week saw the launch of a new look for Leampak herbs which is an established brand of herbs from Blackdown Growers. The company has been supplying herbs to UK caterers for 50 years, their main speciality being in growing baby leaf salad. “We have been using the Leampak brand for over 40 years, so it…

Gordon Robertson with Verdant Technologies

“HarvestHold™ offers proven 1-MCP technology in a simple delivery mechanism”

To reduce food waste and provide the consumer with a fresher, longer-lasting product, the world has been seeing an increase of companies that offer shelf-life extending applications. Some of the solutions in the market include developments in packaging technology, edible coatings, and powders. “We have…


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