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Successful edition of Empack 2024

Empack 2024 in Gorinchem once again marked a highlight in the packaging industry. From April 9 to 11, the Evenementenhal Gorinchem was the venue for a major packaging event, organized by Easyfairs. According to the organ..

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Hard plastics can be recycled if constructed differently

09 March 2023

Rigid plastic is very difficult to recycle. At least, that was the case until the discovery of vitrimers. Researchers of the Biomolecular Sciences cluster have laid the foundation for this new type of sustainable plastic...

Column Pieter Vos: Embrace that problem!

08 March 2023

Packaging is more than just a shell for your product. Especially when it comes to food. There are strict requirements from legislators and retailers: in terms of food safety, labelling, shelf life, format, material used,...

The Plastic Guide: radical approach to plastic packaging

08 March 2023

The time has come to start a raw materials transition together for a truly circular economy. This can only be achieved by thinking and acting differently in the production and use of plastic packaging, according to the D...

Online edition March 2023: Packaging

06 March 2023

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

Column Judith Witte: Reptile brain

06 March 2023

Us humans are creatures of habit. Every day we have the same morning routine, the same route to work, a fixed place at the table. Change makes us restless. To prove this premise at home, I ran a little test. At dinner, I...

Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

06 March 2023

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 ...

Review renewed SATO print engines

06 March 2023

SATO is a well-known name in the packaging industry as a supplier of printers and labelers. Automator supplies SATO's built-in S84EX and S86EX print engines, among others. An updated model of these built-in models was la...

De Koningh and Epson join forces!

06 March 2023

De Koningh has proudly added Epson to its range of desktop printers with its ColorWorks industrial colour printers. These on-demand full-colour label printers offer new opportunities for companies that need to manage a l...

Acquisition of Adriaan Dekker by OPACKGROUP

06 March 2023

Packaging producer OPACKGROUP is taking over the operations of Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker. The proposed takeover decision was officially confirmed at the end of last year by Vincent Tol (managing director Adriaan Dek...

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...