EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax: Compostable F&B packaging evolving at “lightning speed”
“It is such a great time to be in packaging,” says Chris Schaefer, senior marketing director at EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax. Schaefer shares updates on her company’s new home compostable food-grade films, including stronger and heat-resistant barrier films. She also highlights how PHA and PLA materials can inherently lower a product’s carbon footprint, and why science-backed evidence for compostability is crucial in preventing greenwashing.
At IFFA 2022, we speak to Marcel Veenstra, Sealpac’s head of marketing and communications. He tells us about FlatMap’s ability to achieve plastic reductions while preserving food shelf life and hygiene, and how Sealpac is collaborating with machinery producers to create its products more effectively.
Spanish packing and palletizing technology company Tavil says that despite market inflation and raw material cost increases hitting industry everywhere, now is the time to invest in new technology. We speak to the company’s regional sales manager for North America, Alberto Carrera, at IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt,... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Siemens presented its digitally-enhanced vertical farming solution. We spoke with Matthias Povolny, portfolio manager at Siemens, about the model’s applicability, scalability, data efficiency and the growing importance of environmental sustainability for food and beverage producers.
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Antares Vision presented its All-in-One food inspection and quality control technology. We spoke with Paolo Gilberti, sales executive at Antares Vision about the machine’s “uniqueness,” its applications and the technical challenges the company faced in creating the system.
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Multivac presented a new compact and fully automatic traysealer for packing food with reduced environmental footprint and higher output. Michael Wolters, a product specialist at the packaging solutions provider, talks us through the T 305 machine’s performance, material and shape... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, we caught up with Zippy Vision’s CEO Gundars Kulikovskis to discuss the importance of packaging inspection for quality-sensitive food markets. Kulikovskis says a big challenge for inspection technology providers is creating new solutions to inspect new types of materials. The Latvian... Read More
Speaking from Anuga FoodTec 2022, Falk Paulsen, sales and business development director at Mondi Functional Paper & Films, introduces the new Performing Monoloop paper-based tray for food. Paulsen explains why this is a future-proof recycling solution and touches on the rising demand for safe and hygienic... Read More
Pentair is a specialist in water filtration and water treatment systems for the foodservice industry and agricultural sector, among others. The EverPure filtration and water treatment systems ensure optimal taste of water for tea or coffee, while the Shurflo range of beverage pumps provide reliable dispense... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Mosca presented its new stainless steel machinery, mostly applied to fish processing units. Klaus Münch, the company’s sales director, explains how the machine is protected against rust and the benefits of its integrated ultrasonic welding system. We also discuss Mosca’s horizontal... Read More
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, we discuss the future of plant-based dairy production and how new processing technology is aiding the rise of animal-free proteins. Dr. Roland Feilner, head of processing units and components at Krones, explains why he believes vegan dairy products are not just a trend, but the future.
At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Zacmi is presenting its piston filler machine. We discuss the machine’s design, applications, consumer demand and concerns and Zacmi’s service network with Marco Motta, the company’s sales manager.
Speaking at Anuga FoodTec 2022, Marcus Schindler, Schubert Additive Solutions’ CEO, presents the new Partbox for convenient 3D printing. The Partbox offers fast on demand printing of manufacturing parts through a connected “click and print” digital warehouse. Schindler explains that by streaming parts,... Read More
A demand boom for automated production machinery has occurred since the COVID-19 pandemic hindered companies’ ability to use human labor worldwide. At Anuga FoodTec 2022, Rainer Bone, Vemag’s export sales director, explained how the German food industry equipment and machinery group has capitalized on this... Read More
At Empack 2022, Sarco showcased a paper-wrapping machine by Project, a German packaging company. The machine can seal paper packaging without requiring adhesives. We discuss the machine’s functioning and applications as well as paper sourcing challenges with Sarco owner Jaap van der Sar.
Packaging innovators are being held back in their efforts to boost recycling rates for plastics by a lack of political courage, according to Stijn van de Wezemael, account manager for Benelux at Wipak. Live from trade show Empack 2022, in Gorinchem, Netherlands, Wipak presented a number of monomaterial... Read More
At Empack 2022, KV Techniek showcased robot automation with its palletizing robot and automatic guided vehicle. We discuss the products’ functions, production challenges and COVID-19 influences with the company’s managing director Bastiaan Krijger.
Speaking at Empack 2022, we discuss mock-up solutions with Jurgen Smits, sales manager at Korozo Group. The Korozo Group consists of three companies, including the Belgian printing company Vitrapack and its sister company Rask. Smits tells us about customers’ printing demands, the benefits of one-package... Read More