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Singh talks FreshPACKmoves, sustainability in packaging

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited with Jay Singh on April 17, previewing the upcoming freshPACKmoves 2019 conference and also talking about sustainability in packaging.

Smurfit Kappa eyes sustainability in packaging

German Pulido, director of innovation for Smurfit Kappa, said counting the cost of packaging goes beyond dollars and cents.

On location — Reporting from the show floor at CPMA

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of their takeaways from the first day of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's annual convention.

Maglio expands options for watermelon pouch

Maglio Cos., Milwaukee, Wis., has introduced new options for its Readyripe watermelon pouch.

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.