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Remkes: Current nitrogen approach insufficient

The Advisory Council on Nitrogen Problems states that the government's aim to reduce nitrogen emissions by 26% by 2030 is insufficient. According to the Advisory Board, nitrogen emissions must be at least halved in 2030 ..

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MAT Hybrid: sustainable and safe climate zone separation

09 February 2016

If you want to separate two areas with different climates, your first thought will probably be to install a wall and a door. But what if you’re a wholesaler with fresh departments that must be easily accessible and also ...

Sustainability in flooring

24 November 2015

High demands are placed on floors in the food processing industry. In addition to having to withstand heavy mechanical loads, a floor must also be easy to clean thoroughly, offer sufficient anti-slip properties in damp c...

Enjoyment slice for slice

30 June 2015

The Polish dairy OSM SIERPC offers its high-quality hard cheese in an innovative consumer pack: it is easy to open, can be reclosed and keeps the cheese slices fresh for a long time. There is an almost 60 metre long pack...

Improved insulation leads to savings

12 May 2015

AAK Netherlands refines vegetable oils and fats for use in various types of foodstuffs. The company has already implemented a number of measures aimed at saving energy and is now focusing on insulation. Such improvements...

Branding by banding

12 May 2015

The new labelling law came into force in mid-December 2014, leading many food processing companies to seek alternative ways to provide all the required information on their packaging. One suitable option is the band labe...

What’s the most optimal choice?

12 May 2015

The demand for sustainable packaging will grow considerably in the years ahead. The government, the packaging industry and the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) have agreed to reuse more packaging materials...

Ronald Visschers on: the food of the future

10 March 2015

Sustainability issues, critical consumers and dynamic markets call for food-industry innovations. Manufacturers want to be able to take new or improved products to market faster and more efficiently. Ronald Visschers, Pr...

Fermentation technologies

10 March 2015

One consumer trend with significant impact on the food industry is ‘all natural’, and this trend is closely connected to the globally felt necessity to improve the sustainability of food production. Which technological p...

'It’s like building a cathedral'

10 February 2015

A CO2-neutral supply chain without losses due to waste is of course a pipe dream for now. In her inaugural speech, Prof Dr Jacqueline Bloemhof-Ruwaard said that turning it into reality will be a long process requiring pa...

The real meaning of ‘sustainability’!

10 February 2015

A translation error several decades ago resulted in the Dutch word ‘duurzaamheid’ becoming the accepted equivalent for the word ‘sustainability’ – and there has been confusion in The Netherlands about how to give true me...

Willow-based water purification

10 February 2015

Willow plantations have been used to purify water in Scandinavia and the United States for years. This environmentally friendly and financially attractive method of water purification also offers opportunities in The Net...

More sustainability in construction

10 February 2015

Sustainability…it seems to be the magic word in all market sectors. It is an essential topic for the food chain since the global demand for food is set to rise dramatically in the years ahead. So KIM Nederland has suffic...

‘Innovation is the way to go'

10 February 2015

Global demand for high-quality carbohydrates and proteins is growing fast. How can we make sure everyone in the world has access to sufficient food of sufficient quality? And can this be achieved sustainably? The glob...

Ignoring waste costs money

10 February 2015

Many companies think that they’re already working hard to reduce waste, primarily for environmental reasons. But in reality a lot of waste – and hence money – is still being thrown away. Generally speaking, between 30...

Higher quality on plates

10 February 2015

Family-run fresh fish wholesaler Versvishandel Jan van As is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. This ultra-modern company still maintains an artisanal approach to this day. It is innovative and pioneering yet al...