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Transition Time! A Circular Economy for Plastics

The Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. An integral approach aimed at groundbreaking innovation and cooperation is necessary now. Primarily bec..

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2021: Prohibition of disposable plastic

01 April 2019

On Wednesday 27 March, the European Parliament gave the green light to a law banning disposable plastic products. There was a large majority in favour of the law; 560 voted in favour, 35 against and 28 abstentions. ...

Plastic-free fresh produce department

01 April 2019

In September 2018, Albert Heijn announced its intention to reduce the percentage of packaging material by 25% by 2025. The use of plastic in fruit and vegetables is a particular thorn in the side of consumers' side. That...

The future of packaging technology

01 April 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 ...

Food safety: Bizerba

31 March 2019

During Empack 2019 the Bizerba Luceo Mini will be on display. An unprecedented, one of our newest innovative machines in the field of 'food safety'. The Bizerba Luceo vision inspection systems check the welds, labels and...

Attractive product presentation

31 March 2019

FlatSkin® is a vacuum/skin packaging consisting of a very thin cardboard carrier that is laminated. The cardboard can be printed in many different ways. Many possibilities for an attractive product presentation and high ...

Plastic-saving packaging solutions

31 March 2019

With tray seal and deep drawing packaging technology, the plastic-saving packaging of fresh food is a fact. Multivac will present their new, reliable and innovative PaperBoard packaging solutions at the trade fair. Do yo...

The frustrations with packaging

25 March 2019

Packaging design today often focuses on sustainability, the design and shelf life of a product. However, less careful consideration is often given to the user-friendliness of opening the packaging. Research by ANBO and R...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...