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Compostable pack wins Fruit Logistica award

The 2019 Bronze Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was won by the top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet from CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia.

Sustainability trend boosts StePac films in U.S.

Packaging company StePac, Tefen, Israel, has changed its Xtend films so they’re compatible with automated bulk and retail packing lines.

Resistance to plastic packaging grows in organics

More organic produce consumers are pushing back against the use of plastic in packaging, but will it matter?

CKF’s Earthcycle packaging competes for Innovation Award

Packaging company CKF, Hansport, Nova Scotia, is one of 10 nominees for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for a new design of Earthcycle compostable and recyclable packaging for strawberries.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).

National strategy needed for packaging goals

The St. Paul, Minn.-based packaging organization Ameripen is calling for a broad effort to build a comprehensive U.S. strategy to reach the goals of 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

Automated Packaging Systems introduces 2 baggers

Automated Packaging Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio, has two new Autobag packaging systems for flexibility with large bags.

Nov 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Packaging

Jake Gilene promoted to senior VP slot at CHEP USA

CHEP has appointed Jake Gilene to senior vice president of sales and customer service of CHEP USA.

Sambrailo, Shenandoah Growers earn expo awards

Sambrailo Packaging’s eco-friendly ReadyCycle and Shenandoah Growers’ “That’s Tasty" herb line took top marketing awards at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando, Fla.
Oct 24, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Herbs, #PMA, #Packaging

Polymer Logistics debuts booth at Fresh Summit

Polymer Logistics’ new booth at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit highlights the company’s Source to Store to Door reusable packaging and merchandising systems.
Oct 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #PMA