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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
02 Oct 2020
--- Recycled fiber packaging supplier Cascades is launching a 100 percent recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray for fresh food using automated equipment in the North America market.
02 Oct 2020
--- Mondi is collaborating with organic Bavarian farm BIOhof Kirchweidach to design eco-friendly packaging for organic tomatoes sold by Penny supermarkets (REWE Group) in Germany. The 100 percent recyclable Coral Tray mitigates... Read More
25 Aug 2020
--- UK supermarket Asda has launched its first fully recyclable blueberry punnet and film lid, equating to an estimated 5.5 million recyclable packs annually. Asda also announced a trial on several other fresh punnets, including... Read More
21 Jul 2020
--- Global materials science company Avery Dennison has achieved OK Compost certification for its thermal label adhesive material. Addressing a “significant shortfall in supply” for compostable thermal materials, the... Read More
12 Jun 2020
--- DS Smith and MULTIVAC have teamed up to design and produce ECO Bowl – an innovative solution for fresh foods in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) based on corrugated cardboard. ECO Bowl is a fully recyclable... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- Coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions have affected many in the F&B and packaging industries, but not MakeGrowLab. The Poland-based biodesign consultancy creates customizable, home-compostable plastic alternatives... Read More
15 Apr 2020
--- Plastics technology company AIMPLAS has teamed with Spanish olive oil producer Olivarera de los Pedroches (OLIPE) to develop biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions from olive stone waste. The two-year GO-OLIVA... Read More
06 Apr 2020
--- Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, has introduced compostable trays as the latest addition to its line of foodservice products, targeting grocery stores and food processors. Made from residual sugarcane fiber, the new trays are... Read More
27 Mar 2020
--- The global coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruption in the fresh produce supply chain and concerns around the potential contamination of unpacked foodstuffs when handled. This is according to reports by StePac,... Read More
19 Mar 2020
--- Aptar Food + Beverage has introduced its InvisiShield platform technology, an anti-pathogenic packaging solution for sealed containers, to the fresh produce sector. The technology releases a chlorine dioxide antimicrobial... Read More
18 Mar 2020
--- Israel-based 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... Read More
11 Mar 2020
--- Sealpac, a thermoforming technology specialist, will be showcasing several resource-saving solutions at interpack 2020. The trade show set to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 7 to 13, provides an ideal platform for... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
03 Feb 2020
--- UK supermarket Iceland has launched a landmark trial to reduce plastic packaging on fresh produce by 93 percent. UK-first packaging solutions will be used to reduce plastic use, including apples, mixed peppers, potatoes and... Read More
30 Jan 2020
--- With Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany, taking place next week, Mondi has announced that it will be exhibiting its containerboard and corrugated solutions for the fresh produce market. On show for the first time will be the... Read More
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