The consumer wants more (and less)

The consumer buys more convenience, wants improved and more product information and wants less plastic packaging. The impact of these developments on the packaging industry is considerable and will increase rapidly in th..

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Belona part of the Optimum Group

12 March 2019

Belona, a specialist in the manufacture of self-adhesive labels based in Oud Gastel (The Netherlands), will become part of the Optimum Group. The addition of Belona, including its subsidiary Sema Label, fits within the l...

No foreign bodies in packaged foods

12 March 2019

Minebea Intec supports the food industry in increasing the reliability, safety and efficiency of production lines. The global provider of inspection technologies is continuously expanding its checkweighing and foreign bo...

Van Uhm BV: Dealer Ferdinand Henneken

11 March 2019

Van Uhm BV & Habuba BV have added the machines of Ferdinand Henneken GmbH to their range. Ferdinand Henneken GmbH was founded in 1977 and started producing large horizontal tumbler systems. In 2019 the family busi...

Cooking with passion

05 March 2019

A striking example of cooperation: StarCuisine, specialist in oriental dishes, and Ilpra Benelux from Barneveld, supplier of tray seal machines and foils, have been together for ten years. An absolute win-win situation. ...

Packaged fruit and vegetables

05 March 2019

Pre-packaged fruit and vegetables are a fixture these days in the supermarket. But packaging is only complete when the right information is on it. IQ Packing and Espera can therefore mean a lot to each other. At IQ Pa...

awareness sustainability and recycling

05 March 2019

The market wants less packaging material. The focus is on environmentally friendly packaging and compostable wrapping. "We encourage the use of mono-materials. New developments also require adjustments to packaging machi...

Food-safe packaging

05 March 2019

The packaging of your product is more than just attractive wrapping that facilitates sales, and that certainly applies to fresh products. The packaging also contributes to the shelf life of your product. And therefore fo...

Packaging is a special thing

05 March 2019

The role of the Knowledge Institute of Sustainable Packaging has changed. It is increasingly becoming a partner in business, a logical consequence of the social pressure that has arisen with respect to packaging. Directo...

The power of packaging

05 March 2019

Product packaging is like the entrance to a beautiful building. It is the first impression you give the visitor. Packaging and selling go hand in hand. Selling means encouraging to buy and beautiful packaging does exactl...

Insight into product sustainability

05 March 2019

The content and origin of every product - whether it's a chocolate bar or a luxury handbag - in the supply chain can be followed digitally. This offers opportunities in achieving recycling targets. GS1 Digital Link can b...

A close eye on packaging and labels

05 March 2019

Shortly before Christmas last year, the NVWA published its annual plan for 2019. This year the regulator is examining food safety, deceptive packaging and the accuracy of labels, with a focus on industrial companies. Law...

Has Food Experience 2019

05 March 2019

More than 200 up-and-coming food professionals presented their innovative projects during the HAS Food Experience on 5th February 2019 under the theme 'Today's Food Challenges'. An inspiring exhibition, full of innovatio...

The future of packaging technology

05 March 2019

Recycling plastic is a hot topic in the Dutch packaging industry. This theme, therefore, is discussed at length during Empack 2019, in 'food contact moments' and a mini conference. During the fair, the complete value ...

IFFA: Digitalisation for the trade

28 February 2019

At IFFA in Frankfurt am Main, butchers and meat processing professionals will be able to learn more about the way in which traditional and future practices will collaborate in their trade from 4 to 9 May. The digital rev...

Tetra Top wins Innovation Award

25 February 2019

Tetra Top®, Tetra Pak's innovative cardboard bottle, won the Packaging Innovation Award at the M.A.D.E. exhibition, France's largest retail event. Tetra Top 50cl is innovative in the packaging world because of its mod...