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28 Feb 2019
--- On the final day of Packaging Innovations 2019, PackagingInsights caught up with Louise Stevens, Head of Circular Economy at Innocent Drinks, to discuss how a company founded on “mindful” ideals is working... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- Consumers are increasingly willing to use nanotechnology-based solutions in food packaging, but they are wary of how the essential oils – used to prevent spoilage – may “contaminate” foods, a report... Read More
07 Feb 2019
--- A new report by Fruit Logistica anticipates “significant innovation” in fresh produce packaging and supply chain management in the coming years. This prediction is based on increased consumer awareness of the... Read More
04 Jan 2019
--- Bioplastic innovators Bio-On and Italian fruit producers Rivoira have signed a strategic agreement to develop new bioplastic materials made from fruit and vegetable waste for the packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables. The... Read More
19 Dec 2018
--- Fresh produce packaging supplier StePac has developed proprietary, polyamide-based packaging technology for ensuring long-lasting freshness in long-distance bulk deliveries of blueberries. The new multi-layered packaging,... Read More
12 Dec 2018
--- A UK-based food technology company has created an innovative film packaging solution which significantly prolongs the life of fresh fruit and vegetables. As the latest addition to the It’s Fresh! product portfolio, the... Read More
19 Oct 2018
--- Coveris has launched a fully recyclable PE film that delivers the same protective, functional and shelf-life benefits as existing non-recyclable solutions, marking a major step forward in supporting the packaging... Read More
17 Oct 2018
--- Fresh product packaging specialists StePac has launched Xflow, a patented, functional, flowpack solution for blueberries as a cost-saving alternative to traditional preformed bulk packaging. Xflow meets market trends to... Read More
17 Sep 2018
--- UK supermarket Iceland is set to remove all plastic packaging from its bananas in a move that is anticipated to save 10 million plastic bags a year. The new packaging will consist of a recycled paper band, which is... Read More
30 Aug 2018
--- Fresh produce functional packaging specialists StePac has created a “responsible” and comprehensive supply chain solution for the delivery of fresh cherries from farm-to-fork. StePac partnered with Israel-based... Read More
21 Aug 2018
--- UK supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will be removing plastic wrapping from its swedes as of this week. Each year, the retailer sells almost six million of the root vegetable, with the removal of their wraps... Read More
17 Aug 2018
--- In light of recent findings from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) which revealed that EU households generate roughly 35kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person, per year, “lifestyle hacks” to prevent... Read More
05 Jul 2018
--- Two large Swiss vegetable producers are packaging their snack tomatoes in a special FIFA World Cup 2018 themed football shirt design. Schur are supplying the SchurStar bag shaped like a T-shirt to celebrate the world’s... Read More
04 Jul 2018
--- Plastics technology specialist Aimplas has pioneered the creation of new biodegradable films and nets for horticultural products, food colorants and additives from harvest waste. The BIOVEGE project took horticultural waste... Read More
08 Jun 2018
--- Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has launched a so-called “natural label” on a selection of its organic vegetables range, marking a move into the mainstream for the technology. The “natural label” is... Read More
07 Jun 2018
--- German label manufacturer, Etiket Schiller, has introduced compostable and biodegradable cellulosic labels made from renewable raw materials to the market. The labels are fully compostable thus enabling brand owners to add... Read More
06 Jun 2018
--- UK supermarket chain, Waitrose, is launching sustainable trays made from tomato leaves and recycled cardboard to package their Duchy Tomatoes products. The first-to-market innovation will be rolled out in mid-June following... Read More
03 May 2018
--- Terinex, a food and ovenable packaging solutions supplier and manufacturer has introduced the new Q-Tex film; a heat sealable PET mono layer HD printed food grade ovenable film, which is pira certified and suitable for... Read More
09 Apr 2018
--- WeighPack introduces the C-10 to its PrimoLinear™ family of automatic linear net-weighing filling equipment, engineered specifically for limp, non-free flowing, and delicate products including coleslaw, cooked noodles,... Read More
09 Apr 2018
--- Three of the most promising processing technologies for the nutrition space gaining momentum in 2018 are High Pressure Processing (HPP), Pulsed Electric Fields technology (PEF) and Radiant Energy Vacuum technology (REV).... Read More
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