fruit & vegetables

18 Jun 2021
--- Digital watermarks can increase packaging circularity in “ways that were not possible in the past,” according to plastic packaging specialist Paccor and digital identity technologists Digimarc. The two companies... Read More
25 May 2021
--- UK-based Parkside is furthering its environmentally responsible fruit and veg packaging portfolio by adding a fully compostable tomato box solution. The tomato packs are created for organic veg delivery company Riverford,... Read More
24 May 2021
--- Berry Gardens, the UK’s largest co-operative of berry growers, is partnering with Coveris and UPM Raflatac to deliver an environmentally superior material and recycling strategy for its promotional labels. The new... Read More
06 May 2021
--- Sharpak Aylesham, a subsidiary of Groupe Guillin, is launching a range of recyclable strawberry punnets with a protected design mitigating the need for bubble pads. The SP Airlite strawberry punnet combines the protection... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Berry Superfos launched a bamboo spoon for on-the-go food, and Celebration Packaging released a recyclable paper cutlery range ahead of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, taking effect in... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Fiber-based packaging company Graphic Packaging International is launching ProducePack Punnet, a recyclable paperboard alternative to plastic punnet trays for fresh fruit and vegetables. “ProducePack Punnet delivers a... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Coveris has partnered UK fruit producer Berry Gardens to launch a printed lidding film containing over 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The new recycled PET (rPET) film is sealed to the existing rPET tray to offer a... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- A Tipa-commissioned review has found “landslide expert support” for compostable packaging across the EU to reduce plastic contamination in organic waste streams and increase the amount of food waste captured for... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- Accelerating demand for online groceries fueled by ongoing COVID-19 social restrictions brings heightened shopper expectations and increases the importance of consumer trust. PackagingInsights explores the challenges and... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching its paper-based punnet portfolio Safe&Green in Europe, where “consumers are ready to compromise for more sustainable packaging solutions for their fresh produce.” Jurgita... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
02 Feb 2021
--- Indoor vertical farming company Plenty has redesigned its brand identity in collaboration with US-based design agency &Walsh. Plenty’s two rebrand goals were to convey the uniquely craveable flavor of its produce... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- StePac’s activities in the retail sector are being boosted by its functional standing pouches for extending fresh produce shelf-life. The resealable “grab-n-go” pouch format offers a lean functional... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Fresh fruit and veg packaging innovation has several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional... Read More
07 Jan 2021
--- GravityTray is launching a namesake thermoform meat tray that permanently traps juices from meat, fish, poultry or fresh fruit in a bottom tray chamber. The innovation omits the need for a typically unrecyclable plastic... Read More
28 Oct 2020
--- Increasing home deliveries prompted by COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures have motivated Belgian supermarket Delhaize to design a new delivery package called Direct Box with DS Smith.
28 Oct 2020
--- SABIC is instigating a pilot project with Schwarz multinational retail group using transparent vegetable film bags made from 100 percent certified circular polyethylene (PE). The project involves multiple PE technologies... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- UK frozen food supermarket Iceland has adopted Ravenwood’s linerless labeling called Fruit Lid for trialing plastic-free packaging across its range of conference pears. The new Fruit Lid packs are now on sale in 10... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- Smurfit Kappa is releasing an innovation to reduce non-sustainable materials in banana production. The BanaBag is a paper-based wrapping that covers the fruit to protect against insects and diseases while acting as an... Read More