New research in the US seems to add further evidence to support the recent study in Canada (see blog), which called into question the level of cleanliness of reusable plastic containers.

 How can producers and retailers ensure that the food they transport and sell is safe and adequately protected from contamination? First stop is the packaging! According to a recent Canadian study, fruit and vegetables could be at risk from E. coli due to the poor sanitation of reusable plastic containers.

The new “Candy Pizza” by the Look-O-Look brand, 24 cm in diameter, looks very much like a traditional pizza. Covered with colourful fruit gums, it is presented in a typical corrugated pizza box.

Autumn sunshine? Another fantastic corrugated beer box. This one is perfect to hand out as a gift. It contains 6 bottles of beer, the communication is great thanks to the large printable area on the inside of the packaging. The integrated handle makes it easy to carry from the point of sale and the products are well protected.

 

With a great example of innovative solution that meets customer needs, a corrugated packaging for loudspeakers won the ‘Storage and Transport’ category at Germany’s “Goldene Welle” awards. The packaging is innovative, easy-to-use, and offers great protection;

 A French television challenge recently showed a car crossing a bridge made ​​of corrugated cardboard! Filmed at the corrugated plant in Oyonnax (France) where the elements of the bridge were manufactured from ​100% recycled paper from the manufacturer’s own mills, the 1-ton car crossed over several times while the bridge stood the test easily.

A corrugated packaging manufacturer and washing liquid brand owner have developed RRP (Retail Ready Packaging) that created savings in time and management costs. Functionality was improved and savings on raw materials achieved.

The Finish packaging sector has come together to produce a campaign highlighting the wide range of benefits of different packages. The Quite a Package! Campaign is a series of highly entertaining video animations following 2 characters called Siiri and Rolle, who explore the benefits of different packaging types as they go about their daily life.

What do the French think of the cardboard as packaging material? According to a recent Ifop study they see it as a practical, economic and ecological multi-purpose material.

Many elements help ensure that fresh produce is protected while it moves along the supply chain. Packaging must be efficient during transport and warehousing. In the picture the height of the corrugated tray in which the peppers are packed minimises movement and maximises protection to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition.