Chennai-based start-up Greenpod Labs has invented bioactive sachets that claim to reduce the spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables
Deepak Rajmohan and Vijay Anand founded GreenPod Labs in 2019 intending to minimise fresh produce loss by introducing cost-effective packaging solutions which are an alternative to expensive cold storage systems.
Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative and sustainable water-resistant paper. AquaStop™ is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper® portfolio, which consists of an array of high-performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains.
Controlled Atmosphere Packaging (CAP) Film Made Using K-Resin® DK11 For Better Fruit And Vegetable Preservation
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced its K-Resin® DK11 to be the material of choice for controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) film applications.
A new study by Oregon State University scientists outlines a key advance in turning apple waste into an environmentally friendly packaging material that could serve as an alternative to plastic.
A new law banning plastic packaging on most fruit and vegetables comes into effect in France from New Year’s day.
Food safety and hygiene are top priorities for considering use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in food packaging. When AVI Global Plast introduced 80 to 90% recycled PET in films and packaging designs in 2013, they used state-of-the-art co-extrusion equipment to sandwich post-consumer material between virgin materials to deliver exotic fruits across 6 continents, fresh and contamination-free. These were certified by Intertek to authenticate the claim of using recycled content in the final finished pack.
PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) – France will ban plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables from January 2022 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the environment ministry said on Monday.
Indian scientists have developed a composite paper made of carbon (graphene oxide) loaded with preservatives that can be used as wrappers to help extend shelf life of fruits. Unlike the present preservative dipping technology, where the preservatives are adsorbed by the fruit, causing chronic toxicity to the consumers; here preservatives the wrapper releases the preservative only when needed. The wrapper can be reused, which is not possible with the present technology.
Fresh produce degrades much more rapidly as temperatures rise. Cost and complexity of existing data loggers limit their use to pallet or container level. Low-cost liquid indicators can provide temperature / time monitoring down to the smallest packs, ensuring product quality is maintained throughout the lengthiest supply chains.
Belgian fresh fruit and vegetable auctioneers Coöperatie Hoogstraten has worked with RFID technology supplier Aucxis to provide visibility and to track the movements of its strawberries throughout the supply chain. The system enables it to ensure fast and efficient delivery of its empty cardboard trays and punnets to growers for packaging the fruit.
Tipa’s compostable packaging performs like a conventional plastic but decomposes in compost back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants. Its packaging solutions can also fit with industry machinery and manufacturing practicesThe company said the market is expected to increase from US$160.8bn to US$200.5bn by 2025.