IIT Kharagpur develops biodegradable food packaging material from cucumber peels  

 IT Kharagpur  researchers have developed cellulose nanocrystals from cucumber peels with high cellulose content, compared to other peel wastes, which can be used to create food packaging materials.   While single-use plastic is consciously being avoided by consumers, they still remain largely in ...Read more


Dow, Royal Umbrella collaborate to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with improved packaging

Thailand based Dow (DOW) recently announced its collaboration with Royal Umbrella and Prepack, Thai leading flexible packaging producer under SCG Packaging (SCGP), to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by optimizing plastic resin used in rice bags as well as reducing energy use in production. The collabora...Read more


Markon introduces fully recyclable cardboard clamshells for strawberries  

      In order to help move the produce industry away from plastic and increase recyclability, Markon Cooperative has introduced new cardboard, fully recyclable strawberry clamshell. The package, designed for its Markon First Crop (MFC) two-pound strawberries. It is made with food grade adhesive...Read more


JASA provides complete packaging solutions for leafy greens

JASA a world-class company, based out in the Netherlands and the USA, has been in the automatic packaging market for sliced vegetables for 35 years. The company has recently gained all the knowledge and expertise to pack mixed lettuce varieties in various ways. Bags filled with leafy greens on a vertical packag...Read more


UPL's DECCO announces the acquisition of IngeAgro  

   DECCO Post-Harvest (a UPL company) is excited to announce the acquisition of IngeAgro, SA (Chile) and it’s FullCover Ultra-Low Volume Electrostatic Application Technology. FullCover electrostatic technology is already widely used throughout Latin America in blueberry, table grape and avocado pa...Read more


KVIC adopts handmade carton boxes for packaging

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has adopted handmade paper envelopes/packets and handmade carton boxes for packaging of articles except for liquid materials to prevent any leakage during transportation and to align with Khadi’s principle of ‘Green Chemistry’. It has specially desig...Read more


PacLife brings new technology to protect the fruit from harvest

PacLife, having more than 35 years of experience in the field of plastics has managed to handle the new situation, patenting a technology that incorporates additives to control pathogens and external agents to the packaging, and developing smart and active bags that preserve fruits and vegetables and extend their ...Read more


Termotécnica launches ‘Safe Pack’ using nanotechnology  

  Termotécnica has reinvented itself by launching the Safe Pack Antiviral and Antibacterial. Patented and unique in the market, Safe Pack uses nanotechnology to reduce the time and quantity of viral and bacterial agents in the EPS packaging produced by the company. “I believe that it’s in ...Read more


Mission Produce and Hazel Technologies jointly launches AvoLast Technology

Mission Produce Inc., the world’s most advanced avocado network, in partnership with Hazel Technologies Inc., announced the launch of AvoLast by Hazel®, a ground-breaking shelf-life extension program that keeps avocados at an optimal level of ripeness for three extra days on average. Integrating Hazel&re...Read more


'Agro Food Tech Europe' to commence from July 20, 2020

The global food, food-packaging and import sectors have come to a grinding halt due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on industries doesn’t seem to ease up anytime soon. To offset the ban on international travel, issues such as social distancing and spread of infection, Agro Food Tech Europe...Read more


Tanimura & Antle introduces ‘HarvestSelect’ boxes for retailers

Tanimura & Antle, Salinas, Calif., is introducing HarvestSelect, a box of fresh produce, to retailers for their consumer pickup and delivery programs. Each box contains at least eight fruit and vegetable products and a recipe card, and has its own Universal Product Code for quick scanning, according to a news ...Read more


Syngenta invests $2bn in sustainable agriculture with packaging innovations

To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable agriculture. Part of this investment will go toward packaging innovations. “Things like reducing the weight of plastic in containers, moving plastics and products in bulk and cutting the thickness of...Read more