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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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First steps towards European eco-label for food

20 February 2023

The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are taking the initiative to improve transparency about the sustainability of food in retail. One of the options i...

30% of consumers opt for unhealthy food

10 February 2023

Elke Godden (Antwerp University) investigated the motivations and strategies behind our choices in the supermarket - and also took a closer look at the usefulness of the Nutri-Score, her research shows that it does not h...

Proseal Casepacker CP2 - the end-of-line solution

06 February 2023

With the CP2 casepacker, Sismatec and Proseal offer the end-of-line solution for automatically packing trays, punnets and buckets (with topseal or lid) into crates and boxes at speeds of up to 110 packs per minute. This ...

IFOAM takes Eco-Score to court

31 January 2023

Actors involved in the ecological transition have high expectations of information systems, like labels, related to the environmental impact of products and services. Information systems should speed up the ecological tr...

Plastic-saving packaging of fruit and vegetables

31 January 2023

Responding to the trend in sustainable packaging, MULTIVAC, is highlighting its plastic-saving packaging solutions at the upcoming Fruit Logistica trade fair. From 8 to 10 February 2023, they will show a variety of packa...

Eosta saves 50 millionth plastic packaging

20 January 2023

In late 2016, Eosta (under brand name Nature & More) was the first in Europe to start applying laser technology to fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Eosta called it natural branding, as a way to save stickers and p...

'To go packaging' is hardly ever recycled

12 December 2022

The packaging of to-go stores and fast-food chains is hardly recycled and the possibilities for reuse are very limited. This is according to research by Natuur & Milieu (Nature & Environment). Whether it is coffe...

Circular bioplastics partial solution to climate crisis

12 December 2022

With unchanged policies, global plastic production is likely to triple by 2100. By fully powering a circular biobased plastics industry with emission-free electricity, and by abandoning waste incineration, the sector cou...

Winter offer of used Multivac machines

06 December 2022

Do you need a traysealer, thermoformer, labeller, portioner or slicer at short notice? MULTIVAC can move quickly and offers used machines for sale and for rent in addition to brand new packaging and processing machines. ...

Europe wants stricter rules for packaging waste

01 December 2022

The European Commission wants to reduce packaging waste by imposing stricter rules. For example, companies will have to offer a certain percentage of their products in reusable or refillable packaging and disposable, sin...

KIDV: Beverage cartons are quite recyclable

28 November 2022

According to research by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (WFBR), the recycling rate of beverage cartons was 31 per cent in 2020. Only the paper fibres were recycled; incidentally, these are not used in new bevera...

GEA launches Smart Sealing System

15 November 2022

The renowned GEA SmartPacker CX and SX400 vertical packaging machines, can now be equipped with the innovative "Smart Sealing System". This system uses coated sealing strips instead of Teflon tape, giving it a significan...

Made specifically for small batches of fresh food

01 November 2022

Do you produce small or medium-sized batches of fresh food? Then read on! After all, our packaging solutions are very flexible and offer an excellent return on investment.  You can already benefit from a MULTIVAC au...

Blueberry requires fast and gentle handling

17 October 2022

With the peak season just around the corner, they could use some extra hands on the packing line at Berry Packing Services. That is why the super-fast Proseal Case Packer was recently purchased. 'Handle with care' is ...

Proseal Case Packer - Today's end-of-line solution

17 October 2022

With the Case Packer, Sismatec and Proseal offer the end-of-line solution for automatically packing trays/punnets/buckets (with top seal or lid) into crates and boxes at up to 160 packs per minute. This machine is the pe...