Packaging and Labelling

Groupe Guillin acquires Italy’s Ciesse Paper

France-based food packaging solutions company Groupe Guillin has acquired 90% of the shares of Italy’s Ciesse Paper, a provider of cardboard packaging for the fruit and…

Printed with nutritional fruit ink

Dole Sunshine company takes poor snacking habits to task with 'malnutrition labels'

Designed to spark conversation and action, Malnutrition Labels: Nutritional Ink, launched today by the Dole Sunshine Company (DSC), calls attention to the low nutritional…

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India:

GreenPod Labs sachets for fruit and veg shelf-life extension approved

This past Food Awareness Day, 29 September 2022, GreenPod Labs Sachets got the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) scientific committee’s approval in the…

Post-harvest solutions in the spotlight at Fruit Attraction

Termotécnica is exhibiting at Fruit Attraction 2022 in Madrid, Spain October 4-6 with DaColheita–FarmFresh packaging solutions. This is the fourth edition of the fair in which the company has participated in the Brazil Pavilion, coordinated by Abrafrutas (Brazilian Association of Exporters of Fruit and…

Special type of vegetable box designed by Junagadh University of Agriculture

A foldable plastic box for transporting crops was researched by Junagadh Agricultural University in 2013. The design was submitted to the government of India for the…

Chiquita stickers go pink for breast cancer awareness campaign

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Chiquita is giving its blue sticker a pink makeover to match the Pink Ribbon - an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. For the sixth consecutive year, in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), Chiquita’s…

"Our anti-fog controlled-atmosphere packaging is dedicated to reducing waste in the production chain"

Affected by the global shortage of shipping capacity and the impact of the pandemic, problems, such as extended shipping times and delayed container clearance, have frequently occurred. How to extend the storage period and shelf-life of products and ensure product quality is the focus of many importers…

"Wood packaging has always been sustainable"

The Spanish wood packaging federation launches a new more direct and vindicating campaign in networks

Fedemco has launched a new, more direct and vindicating, communication campaign in networks. Under the slogan "always sustainable", the Spanish wood packaging federation gives…

Cronogard - new technology for the packaging sector

Nice Filler has patented a technology called Cronogard to extend the shelf-life and preserve the quality and freshness of food. It is an innovative system that introduces functional molecules into packaging materials, anchored on inorganic surfaces, to protect food in a controlled way.  Cronogard is an additive…

Laser microperforated packaging prevents fresh produce waste

“Due to climate change, there will be even more challenges in our supply chain. While there is abundance now in, for instance, berries, the future will probably be different, and we will have to preserve every berry as much as possible,” explains Elisa Bongiolatti of PerfoTec, the need to prevent food…

Chris Fiander, Westpak Group:

"Grocery sustainability metrics have the potential to redefine the role of food packaging"

It's nearly a decade since the familiar 'traffic light' labeling system started appearing on supermarket items, signaling key health metrics around calories, sugar, salt, and fat content, writes Chris Fiander, Marketing Manager, Westpak Group Ltd. In this opinion piece, he zooms in on the role of food…

Ibérica de Patatas will present its latest innovations at Fruit Attraction

Technological innovations to optimize the production of potatoes, 0% plastic packaging, and new formats

Ibérica de Patatas, one of the main consumer potato marketing companies in Spain, will present its latest technological innovations to optimize production at this year's Fruit…

Small quantities of fruit in environment-friendly packaging is a global trend

Consumers around the world have become more aware of the environmental impact of packaging. Industries have raised their standards for packaging in response to this development. The fruit and vegetable industries mainly focus on high-quality, environment-friendly packaging for fresh fruit. This trend is…

Hinojosa

"Sustainable solutions that solve logistical and waste issues in the agri-food industry"

The agri-food industry is facing several challenges today: the need to optimize transport and reduce its costs, adapting to the demand of an increasingly unpredictable consumer, regulatory changes and new consumption trends focused on sustainability. "Hinojosa will present at Fruit Attraction 2022, the…

Veripack

New packaging solutions for the global market

In Madrid, Veripack will present a new approach to sustainability with innovative products and materials and increased client support. The Guillin Group, of which Veripack is part together with Nespak and Dynaplast, confirms itself as the packaging specialist and continues to invest in developing not…

Marco Limited open new site in Pennsylvania, USA

Marco Limited, the productivity improvement experts for the food and formulation industries, is excited to announce the opening of Marco North America in Pennsylvania, USA. This marks an important event in Marco's history and demonstrates our full commitment to our customers in North America. As part of…

New partnership will strengthen and simplify customer support for Fruit Packers

TOMRA Food welcomes ICOEL as an integrated business partner

TOMRA Food and ICOEL S.r.l. have reached an agreement that positions ICOEL as a TOMRA Food integrated business partner for Europe and our partner in cherry solutions in LATAM. This new working relationship, announced today, will tap into the two businesses’ synergies to strengthen the sales, service and…

Produce supplier partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Farm Direct Supply (FDS), a global supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, has partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF), one of the leading breast cancer organizations that has helped women for over 30+ years. Starting October 1st, Farm Direct Supply will switch out its staple…

Interview with Alies Padding (NNZ) and Ivo Luijckx (JASA)

A unique launch in the paper packaging arena

The packaging industry is asking for alternative packaging solutions that focus on reducing plastic and contain the highest possible percentage of recycled material. The brand new Carry-Charta is the ultimate solution. A quick introduction, what exactly do you do at NNZ and JASA?Alies: "I am the…

Mercadona's Strategy 6.25

€140 million until 2025 to reduce the use of plastic and improve plastic waste management

Mercadona will invest 140 million euros in its Strategy 6.25 until 2025. The supermarket chain started this plan three years ago to reduce plastic and improve the management…

Feel-good apple emoji stickers encourage healthy eating

It’s apple season and just in time, Honeybear® is bringing back its “ALL THE FEELS” stickers for a limited time this fall adding a fun experience to the apple deck. Shoppers will be drawn to the whimsical treasure hunt choosing apples wearing an array of emotions…happy, angry, tears of joy and satisfied.…

New cling film is compostable with industrial versatility

Cling film once revolutionised the way food was wrapped and kept fresh. And consumers in the 70s discovered a new skill as they mastered the art of unrolling the film and sealing everything from fresh produce to their favourite workplace snacks. However, unfortunately, conventional cling film is often…

Harvest 2022 beyond expectations - Monika Kujundzic, French Fruit Lovers

France: New 6-fruit tray for the Lovita plum

The first Lovita® plums were harvested around the 15th of August, two weeks earlier than last year, and the 2022 season looks promising. “The harvest should reach about 300 tons, which is way more than what we expected since we were hoping for a total of 220-250 tons. This will allow us to extend its…

Dutch company presents packaging lines at Business Relation Days

Last week in the Netherlands, Manter invited local and overseas guests to see several of its packaging lines in action. Last Wednesday and Thursday, the 14th and 15ht of September, dealers from around the globe participated in a two-day program with presentations and demonstrations. Knowledge was shared, and…

"We ask the Administration not to adopt any fiscal measures that harm the companies' competitiveness and consumers"

Spain's food sector still has doubts about plastic tax

On January 1, the tax on plastics will enter into force. The food industry has legal doubts about the tax, and it fears the economic impact it will have on a sector that is…

Snack tomato packaging wins 'Carton of the Year 2022' award

In a glamorous event at our Award Ceremony in Krakow on 15 September 2022, the winners were awarded the most prestigious packaging design award: the best cartons on the market. Carton of the Year went to General/Snack Tomatoes, by Rutgers Printing & Packaging Solutions made out of cardboard from Stora…

Carton Pack

Carton Pack presents the new conical pouch for salads and grapes

Reducing environmental impact with customer-designed packaging

Many retailers need to review their packaging for fruit and vegetables in favor of paper, lightweight, recyclable, or compostable packaging to meet the needs of reducing the environmental, economical, and functional impact. Carton Pack S.p.A., thanks to its geographical position (south Italy) and over 50…

New packhouse to reinforce horticulture value chains in Rwanda

Garden Fresh, a Rwandan company specialising in export of fresh produce, has opened Rwanda’s first privately owned packhouse. The facility, built with support from the…

Naama Nicotra introduces 'NakedPak’ edible food packaging NakedPak

Exploring sustainable packaging solutions with 'nakedpak' food wrap made of algae

Addressing the issue of climate change, designer Naama Nicotra uses natural edible materials with agar, the essential ingredient produced from algae, to create a series of…

Packaged fresh fruits market revenue will grow 5.5% from 2021 to 2031

According to a recent report by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, sales of packaged fresh fruits are expected to close in on a valuation of US$ 19.8 Bn by 2031, rising at a CAGR of around 5.5% through the same time period.As consumers become more conscious of the…

Stora Enso announces the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group

De Jong Packaging Group, the largest independent corrugated manufacturer in the Benelux, is pleased to announce that Stora Enso has acquired the company. Together, De Jong Packaging Group and Stora Enso will accelerate revenue growth and build market share in renewable packaging in Europe. De Jong Packaging…

ALDI UK signs long-term agreement with Euro Pool System on returnable packaging equipment

ALDI UK has signed a long-term agreement on returnable packaging equipment with Euro Pool System.Euro Pool System (EPS), a logistics company supplying reusable packaging in…

Expanding agricultural and industrial packaging services in Germany

LC Packaging acquires Karl Weiterer GmbH

International packaging distributor and manufacturer, LC Packaging, has officially acquired all shares in Karl Weiterer Sack- und Planenfabrik GmbH (Weiterer) in Algermissen,…

South Africa’s key export markets increase need for recyclable punnets and labels

As the South African citrus season is starting to wind down and the table grape and stone fruit harvests are nearing, the need for recyclable and sustainable labels that allow PET punnets to be 100% recyclable has increased substantially. According to Jason van Tonder, from Redfern, South Africa’s…

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New tomato harvest packaged plastic-free at SPAR

"We are absorbing the additional costs because our commitment to environmental protection is genuine"

SPAR consistently continues on its path to plastic reduction, converting the packaging of SPAR Natur*pur Blumauer Organic Cherry Tomatoes, 2 varieties of SPAR PREMIUM Cherry Tomatoes, and SPAR Austrian Midi-Rispentomatoes to 100% cardboard. Already available in new packaging are the SPAR Austrian Midi…

Down Under: Multivac continues to expand in a lucrative market

Australia is one of the fastest growing markets for packaging machines and materials in the Asia Pacific region. Multivac is once more reacting to the constantly rising demand in this lucrative region - and it is significantly expanding its sales and logistics capacity in Queensland. The declared aim:…

Cornelia Grips from Cartomat on sustainable packaging concept CartoPaper

"The carrots are proven to stay fresh longer than in PE bags"

Almost four years ago, the then brand-new CartoPaper packaging concept was presented for the first time at Potato Europe. Both in Germany and abroad, the sustainable paper packaging from Cartomat has since been able to establish itself as a high-performance and contemporary solution. The areas of…

Authorities recommend producers disinfect containers and boxes for citrus harvesting if they are going to reuse them

The Directorate-General for Agricultural and Livestock Production has once again warned of the risk posed by the Delottococcus aberiae pest, which attacks a large number of…

IIT Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

New edible coating developed to prolong shelf life of fruits and veg

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati has developed an edible material that, coated on vegetables and fruits, will substantially extend their shelf life. The material was tested on potato, tomato, green chili, strawberry, Khasi mandarin, apple, pineapple, and kiwifruit.…

Goodman completes sustainable new CHEP Service Centre in Queensland

Driven by a growth in demand for sustainable packaging solutions, Goodman and joint venture partner, Brickworks, have completed a new 16,870 square metre state-of-the-art Service Centre for CHEP, a global leader in sustainably moving goods, at Goodman’s Rochedale Motorway Estate. With excellent transport…

Den Berk Délice, Tomeco opt for linerless fruit labels

Den Berk Délice is following Tomeca's lead and is increasingly opting to switch to paper packing solutions. According to Pierre van Nederkassel of the Dutch Optimum Group, it is a trend that is gaining momentum. "We're getting more and more requests for flexible packaging solutions. And the Belgian…

Roberto Graziani of the Italian Graziani Packaging

"The paper industry in turmoil with steady increases"

"In our industry, costs are rising every day, hand in hand with energy costs. As a matter of fact, paper mills consume huge amounts of gas. We can' t go on like this, companies are at risk of failing." Roberto Graziani, owner of Graziani Packaging is concerned about what he has been seeing and hearing…

Filipe Gomes, de Twinkle Green: "In 2023 we will stop using plastic in the packaging of our Kiwitos brand"

"Every year we notice an increase in the demand for kiwiberries"

Summer brings a very special berry from the Atlantic coasts of Portugal to the market: the kiwiberry, even though this year the production has been hit by several heat waves. "Despite the loss of about 15-20% of the production due to burns caused by the high temperatures in July and early August, and the…

Silbo Packaging

Silbo Packaging presents an excerpt of packaging innovations at Potato Europe:

“We see ourselves as being well equipped with our existing range for similar measures in other European countries"

Two years ago, Silbo's Bobasket packaging solution won the silver Fruit Logistica Innovation Award. In the past two years centered around the pandemic, however, the Polish packaging specialist has by no means sat still. On the contrary: in this interview, Marketing Manager Marta Paprocka tells us about…

'Attractive qualities and new grading and packing technology'

BayWa Obst GmbH & Co. KG launches the 2022 organic apple season

Numerous hours of sunshine and optimal weather conditions after  blooming have resulted in high quality organic apples at Lake Constance: a perfect starting point for the advent of the new pome fruit season, with exiting news for the customers of BayWa Obst GmbH & Co. KG (BayWa Obst) and its sales partner…

'No primates are used to harvest fruit'

Thai fruit farms to get 'monkey free' label

A new initiative called GAP Monkey Free Plus is expected to be introduced to Thai coconut farms to quell fears among global trading partners by reassuring them that no…

Food packaging industry growth, share, analysis and forecast report

Food packaging market to be worth USD 478.18 bln by 2028

The global food packaging market size is slated to rise from USD 338.34 billion in 2021 to USD 478.18 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period.…

New solutions from MULTIVAC for environmentally-friendly labelling

Sustainable closure sealing and labelling of fruit and vegetable trays

A new trend is evident, particularly with natural products such as fruit and vegetables: Packaging and labelling has to be very sustainable nowadays - and also especially secure. Rethinking is the new creed. In addition to its groundbreaking concept of Full Wrap, MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection now offers…

High packaging cost hits Kashmir apple industry hard

Mounting packaging cost has been worrying apple growers in the valley. Growers claim that the rates of the wooden boxes have doubled this year. The price of each cardboard box…

Great Wrap Great Wrap

Creating compostable cling wrap out of potato waste

Australian company Great Wrap has used potato waste to develop home compostable cling wrap. The company was founded by the husband and wife team, Jordy and Julia Kay. They…

Partnership PerfoTec and Blue Skies

New application for disinfection of fresh-cut fruits by means of ozone in the packaging

PerfoTec is delighted to announce a new innovation partnership with Blue Skies to develop a new -safe and natural- application for disinfection of fresh-cut fruits by means of…

UK supermarket food might soon carry eco-labels

Thanks to a new research initiative, supermarket shoppers could soon be checking the environmental impact of food before putting it in their trolleys. Up until now, because UK…

Omer Kamp, Europe Retail Packing B.V:

Unprecedented challenges ahead for the Fresh Herbs Industry

Over the past couple of months, the Fresh Herbs Industry has been exposed to a wide array of unfortunate developments that entailed soaring prices, minimized production and immense supply difficulties. Omer Kamp of Europe Retail Packing B.V comments in this opinion piece: “The entire fabric of the…

Mpact pleased with improved results for the six-months ended 30 June 2022

Strong local demand and new product sales contribute to improved interim results

Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in Africa, reported their interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022. Bruce Strong, Chief…

Intech Worldwide GmbH

Intech Worldwide presents Green-Line container series for the agricultural sector

"We see applications for our collapsible containers everywhere along the supply chain"

Collapsible containers in all appropriate formats - from small to large - are being used more and more frequently in the fruit sector. From the harvest to the point of sale, the flexible agricultural crates have now proven their worth. And not only as transport containers, but as robust harvest helpers…

Opportunities and challenges for paper suppliers, machine builders, and potato processors

Packaging potatoes in paper: rational environmental or emotional consumer choice?

Some supermarkets back it 100%, others are just getting into it, and others still are staying far away: potatoes in paper bags. The retail sector, packaging world, and governments are wrestling with the choice: paper or plastic? Paper seems to have momentum, but will it genuinely dominate the shelves in…

Launch of themed packaging for exotic fruit line

For over 30 years, HLB Specialties has been distributing products from Latin America to the American and European markets. More recently, even for the Asian market. The company started taking Brazilian papayas to the United States many years ago, followed by a distribution of exotic fruits. However,…

KM Packaging appoints Frances Busby as Managing Director

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier, KM Packaging, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frances Busby in the role of Managing Director. Former MD Charles…


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