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Fresh produce protected by antimicrobial plastic additive

28 Aug, 2020

With a consumer spotlight being placed on food safety, companies across the fresh produce industry are looking for innovative new solutions in packaging. California based Veg-Fresh Farms has recently incorporated... Read More >>

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Self-Healing Nanofiber Time-Temperature Indicator for Securing Cold Chains

23 Jul, 2020

A team from the Research Centre for Bio-based Chemistry at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) has developed a cold-chain safety sticker based on nano-fibre technology. The sticker... Read More >>

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MIT startup wraps food in silk for better shelf life

08 Jun, 2020

Benedetto Marelli, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT, was a postdoc at Tufts University’s Omenetto Lab when he stumbled upon a novel use for silk. Preparing for... Read More >>

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Edible ‘skins’ for extending shelf life get major boost

05 Jun, 2020

Scientists at the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) based in Mohali, India, have developed non-toxic, edible coating materials to improve shelf life of fruits & vegetables based on wheat straw... Read More >>

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Aptar Launches InvisiShield™ Active Packaging Solution for Pathogen Mitigation

29 May, 2020

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of AptarGroup, Inc., and a leader in a broad range of premium active packaging systems and processing equipment for fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and seafood, launches... Read More >>

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Aptar presents anti-pathogenic food packaging solution

23 Mar, 2020

US-based Aptar Food and Beverage, a part of AptarGroup, has unveiled an anti-pathogenic packaging solution to protect fresh cut produce. The InvisiShield platform can be integrated into sealed packages to... Read More >>

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Mondi showcases paper-based solutions at leading fresh produce trade show – Fruit Logistica

03 Feb, 2020

Mondi highlights comprehensive range of containerboard, corrugated solutions and selected retail packaging for fresh produce

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AVI Global Plast helped recycle 111 million bottles to produce its Prime range of punnets

29 Jan, 2020

The packaging industry as a whole, and the plastic packaging industry in particular, is having to evolve and adapt as consumers and retailers want more sustainable packaging for fruit and... Read More >>

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Jumbo Entrepreneur is first with Plastic-Free AGF packaging line 'Johannes'

23 Dec, 2019

At the end of October, AGF-Holland announced a plastic-free packaging line for the entire fruit and vegetable department. Under the name Johannes, the wholesaler is bringing a line of baskets,... Read More >>

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Recyclable and Compostable Plastic-Free Packaging launched by Natoora

18 Dec, 2019

Premium fresh produce supplier and retailer Natoora has launched new recyclable and compostable packaging that it says will dramatically reduce its plastic waste through Ocado.

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Paper based packaging for mangoes by Smurfit Kappa

25 Oct, 2019

Smurfit Kappa and California Polytechnic State University worked with the National Mango Board and growers, shippers and retailers to create paper-based packaging suitable for the fruit — and their solution... Read More >>

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BASF offers certified soil-biodegradable mulch film called ecovio® M 2351

29 Aug, 2019

Tomatoes are the world’s most-grown vegetable for the food processing industry. Farmers in many countries use polyethylene (PE) mulch films to increase the tomato yield by controlling weeds, soil temperature... Read More >>