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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Improving the quality of fruit and vegetables

19 March 2019

Project leader Eelke Westra (WUR): "One of the most groundbreaking results, in my opinion, is the objective measuring method that can assess large quantities of fruit and vegetables for quality at the same time. This mak...

Food Heroes Awards presented

15 March 2019

The Food Heroes Awards were presented during the CFIA Expo. This year, EnVie (Belgium), Ovo (the Netherlands) and Mussella (France) received an award for reducing food waste in the primary sector in a special way. EnVie ...

Arla strives for climate-neutral dairy

12 March 2019

Arla Foods and its 10,300 owners present an ambitious plan to accelerate the transition to sustainable dairy production. The main objective of the sustainability programme is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per...

20% less packaging

05 March 2019

Consumers, supermarkets, social organisations and governments are putting more and more pressure on companies to pack(age) in a sustainable way. Dutch supermarkets recently agreed that by 2025 there will be a 20 percent ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Top 5 Consumer Trends 2019

28 February 2019

Insights from some of the world’s largest food and nutrition research providers have been analysed by NZMP, picking its top five trends for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. NZMP, the global ingredients brand of...

Europa eet steeds minder

27 February 2019

De voedingssector moet naarstig op zoek naar nieuwe afzetmarkten of het toevoegen van meer waarde aan zijn producten. Reden is dat de bevolking in Europa vanaf 2025 niet meer zal groeien. Naar verwachting zijn er over 10...

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...