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Jon Owen - BioPak

Sugar cane produce trays - a natural alternative to plastic

As the fresh produce industry moves to become more sustainable growers, packers and retailers are looking for alternatives to plastic packing. This is not simple, as fresh produce puts many demands on its packaging. It has to be sturdy to protect the product, it has to be moisture repellent and able to…

Insect breeding box gets new and improved version

After the introduction of their first insect breeding box in 2018, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen now announces the imminent arrival of their second generation of boxes. They have made various changes to the existing model, together with prominent insect breeders. The breeding and stacking height of the new box…

Schwing Technologies offers an ecological cleaning solution to the packaging sector

Vacuclean, the vacuum pyrolysis system for metal filters contaminated with rPET

Recycled PET (rPET) is used more and more for the production of fruit and vegetable trays; as circular packaging is key. The metal filters used in the production process in large manufacturing lines have to be changed daily, sometimes every shift and cleaned of debris. "To clean these filters, our…

US state and local governments reassess plastic bans

US state and local officials have expressed concerns that reusable shopping bags that are brought into establishments could carry and spread the coronavirus, which causes…

Novapack Sud Srl

Recycling and reusing plastic are the solution to be sustainable

"Packaging contributes to promoting products in the fresh produce sector and especially in the food segment. This is why it is an important element in the economy of a chain," explained Lisa Pisani, CEO of Novapack Sud, during a convention organized by Enza Zaden in Vittoria (RG) on February 27th, 2020.  Lisa…

Aptar presents anti-pathogenic food packaging solution

US-based Aptar Food and Beverage, a part of AptarGroup, has unveiled an anti-pathogenic packaging solution to protect fresh cut produce. The InvisiShield platform can be…

Syngenta seeks to reduce carbon intensity with packaging innovations

To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta recently announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable agriculture. Part of this investment will go toward packaging innovations. “Things like reducing the weight of plastic in containers, moving plastics and products in bulk, and cutting the…

Claire Malgorn, Savéol:

“We now offer a range of seven cardboard trays for export”

Savéol has decided to “commit to export” in 2020. Therefore, the cooperative launched a range of seven cardboard trays for its export clients. “This new range with a multilingual design (eight languages) promotes the taste quality of the products and their French origin,” explains Claire Malgorn, head of…

Manolo Reyes of NatureSweet. "We have a lot to learn from European packaging"

"Tomatoes will continue to become more expensive because of the protectionist policies of the United States"

The members of the Global Development Committee (GDC) who traveled to Spain on a trip organized by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) met in Murcia and Valencia in the first week of March to learn about the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector's achievements and challenges. In the framework of this event,…

Tel Aviv, Israel

Sufresca eyes commercialization of fresh produce edible coatings

Israeli company Sufresca has developed edible coatings that eliminate fresh produce plastic packaging entirely and reduce food loss and waste. The tailor-made edible formulations arrive with easily implemented application techniques and maintain appearance and taste “as if just harvested,” the company…

Produce pick-up and deliveries during the COVID-19 outbreak: Keeping things safe

Produce buyers and shippers are essential in keeping produce department shelves stocked for consumers. Questions have come into the Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety Team regarding best practices for the shipping or receiving of produce. Communication is key, and prominent signage is the best way to convey…

Revolution Farms launches new package design in stores across Michigan

Revolution Farms, the largest indoor hydroponics farms in Michigan, is launching a new packaging and identity platform in stores across the state this week. The new packs contains the farm’s four current packaged lettuce and salad blends under new product names. Updated package designs feature the…

Plasgad to reveal new innovative and reusable packaging solutions

In early March Plasgad will join approximately 900 exhibitors at the Modex exhibition in Atlanta, where it will present its advanced packaging, storage and transport…

Greater collaboration on fresh produce packaging between retailers and growers

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) members and major Australian retailers recently concluded their third roundtable discussion in 12 months.An initiative of the…

Spain

New ECOSOFT recyclable container for berries approved by Adesva

The technical team of the Adesva Agribusiness Technology Center, based in the Spanish municipality of Lepe, has carried out an experimental study with the goal of evaluating the effectiveness of the new ECOSOFT containers for strawberries, manufactured by Veripack Packaging. This study, result of the agreement…

Serwo Packaging with new packaging alternative at the Fruit Logistica:

"All the advantages of wood pulp trays with the processability of PET"

The search for sustainable packaging alternatives for the German market will not go away. Some major supermarket chains have already changed their programmes several times to find the ideal balance between protection and improved environmental performance. The sensitive soft fruit in particular is probably…

Plastics are still there

Behind the scenes of Australia's fresh vegetable produce

Although Australian supermarkets are ostensibly trying to reduce the amount of plastic on their shelves, there is more than meets the eye to "naked" vegetables. Victorian…

Futuragri chooses compostable labels for its tomatoes

The attention towards the environment has become crucial - more and more consumers care about the environmental, ethical and healthy value of the products they purchase. In addition, they are also increasingly sensitive as regards sustainable packaging and labeling. Companies must therefore meet these…

Aimed at fresh-food packaging

BASF and Fabbri Group develop certified compostable cling film

Based on BASF’s certified compostable ecovio, Fabbri Group produces the highly transparent stretch film Nature Fresh. The new certified compostable ecovio enables the…

Campaign to create more appreciation for non-standard products

Swiss Farmers Association promotes direct sales of crooked vegetables

As part of the "Save Food, Fight Waste" campaign, stickers for crooked carrots, potatoes that are too small and the like can be ordered free of charge from the Swiss Farmers'…

Solarenn chooses cardboard trays

Since 2018, the vegetable cooperative Solarenn (Saint-Armel, Ille-et-Vilaine) has been committed and initiating the first tests for eco-responsible packaging. In 2019, the cooperative replaced its recyclable…

Srotec LLC presents new binding method SR-Cyklop HD for field vegetables

"New binding machine enables smooth bundling in dirty environment"

Similar to last year, Bochum-based machine supplier Franz Sroka has managed to add a new process to its versatile machine catalogue in time for Fruit Logistica. This year Srotec LLC will again focus on the bundling of field-fresh vegetables. The new SR-Cyklop HD tying machine, which was especially…

Robot solution was a big hit in Berlin:

"There is a lot of catching up to do in the automation for processing and packaging"

Last week's Fruit Logistica in Berlin was a successful display of processing and packaging capability for the US company ProEx Food, LLC, with offices in the United States and an additional office in Germany. The team had its new full washdown, hygienic pick-and-place robot on the stand, which was the…

"Far from the usual thermoformer selling standard packaging"

Macpac invite visitors to Packaging Innovations to drop in and see them on Stand D30 at the NEC Feb 26-27. The packaging manufacturer is focusing on all companies looking for creativity as well as complete control of their packaging requirements from start to finish. They are seeking to emphasise that they are…

Koenig und Bauer presents the alphaJET continuous inkjet systems

Direct marking on pots and trays

Koenig und Bauer is presenting the alphaJET continuous inkjet systems at the IPM Essen 2020. The alphaJET continuous inkjet systems are ideal for the direct printing of pots, trays and much more. A plant passport can be printed directly on the merchandise. The shape and size of the plant pots may differ. With the alphaJET, the font…

A&P Service offers banding machines to customers near and far

"Possibilities of our sustainable packaging solution are inexhaustible"

Sustainable packaging alternatives made of cardboard and paper are rapidly gaining in importance, and not just within the German trade. Peter Schiffmann - a long-time machine supplier to the O&G industry and owner of the A&P Service company - has been offering a sustainable banding solution for three years,…

Snack'nBox now suitable for automatic processing

"Convenience, accurate product information and recyclable materials. The refined Snack’nBox meets the needs of today's customer," says Bordex Packaging. "The packaging for snack vegetables is characterised by a tough design, maximum visibility of the contents and is easy to close. The Snack'nBox is…

Akon Robotics increasingly focuses on customised complete solutions for the O&G sector

"System counteracts the lack of employees and reduces incorrect labelling"

In these times of shortage of skilled workers, machine suppliers are faced with ever newer challenges. Tasks that years ago were still a distant prospect are now becoming important factors in the production process itself or in the logistics of fresh produce. At last year's Fachpack in Nuremberg, the…


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