fruit & vegetables

14 Jan 2022
--- Agricultural waste fiber technologists Papyrus Australia is unveiling the “world’s first” fully banana fiber-based clamshell, produced in a molded fiber packaging facility in Sharqiah, Egypt. Edward Byrt,... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Plastic Energy is announcing plans to build a second advanced recycling plant for end-of-life plastics in Sevilla, Spain, after securing a new agreement with TotalEnergies. The plant is expected to become operational in... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- French-headquartered Antalis Packaging is opening a new smart packaging center in the UK. The center features a demonstration suite for packaging automation and a dedicated packaging design studio. The latest developments in... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Zero Waste France has expressed concern about the exemptions in France’s recently imposed plastic packaging ban, which is restricted to just 30 different fruits and vegetables. The environmental NGO regrets the large... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) are developing a “smart” food packaging material that is biodegradable and kills harmful... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Amazon is reducing packaging waste at scale with several artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision is helping the e-commerce giant determine... Read More
05 Jan 2022
--- Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and Lidl Switzerland have developed an ecological nanofiber film coating for bananas to avoid plastic packaging and ensure longer shelf life. After a... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Sirane is opening up a new manufacturing site in the Czech Republic to answer growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging, such as recyclable and plastic-free solutions, in Central and Eastern Europe.... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- Morrisons is set to become the first UK supermarket to remove plastic banana bags from its store shelves and as part of a 50% reduction of its own brand primary plastic packaging by 2025. Since bananas are the second most... Read More
10 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper announced its 35% greenhouse gas reduction target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Meanwhile, Berry Global designed a new lightweight closure for sauces.... Read More
07 Dec 2021
--- Multivac is promoting its FreshSafe packaging system for extending the shelf life of delicate natural products, including fruit and vegetables. The system employs a method of producing equilibrium atmosphere (EMAP) packs,... Read More
03 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG secured direct access to renewable energy from wind turbines to power its carton production in Germany. Meanwhile, the 4evergreen alliance shared insights on how to increase fiber-based... Read More
01 Dec 2021
--- The European Bioeconomy Alliance has criticized the EU’s methodology for Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) comparing bio-based with conventional plastics, labeling it “not fit for purpose” and favorable to... Read More
01 Dec 2021
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has revealed global bioplastics production will more than triple over the next five years (2021-2026), according to market data compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute. Notably, Asia is... Read More
30 Nov 2021
--- SABIC is producing the “world’s first” certified circular polymers from the advanced recycling of recovered mixed and used ocean-bound plastic. The petrochemicals manufacturer has achieved this milestone in... Read More