Packaging Sustainability in the Spotlight at Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards
Ten of the most innovative products, services and technical solutions that were launched in the past year are ready to compete for one of the fresh produce industry’s top prizes, the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award during the Fruit Logistica trade show, which will take place between February 5-7 in Berlin, Germany.
One of the nominees offers a solution with an application for the potato industry. Silbo from Poland has developed a certified compostable and environmentally friendly, solvent-free vegetable and fruit packaging which is made with water-based inks and adhesives. Using flexo technology, the water-based inks can be printed onto a wide variety of composite materials.
Another of the innovative products competing for the award comes from Sinclair, the UK, which created a high-performance, food-safe and fully compostable labeling solution for fresh produce that disintegrates within 12 weeks and biodegrades within 180 days. OK compost – Industrial and Seedling certified the label that meets the European Standard EN13432 for compostable and biodegradable packaging.
All ten nominees, which were chosen by a panel of experts from all across the fresh produce industry, will be showcased at Fruit Logistica 2020 in a special area.
Over 78,000 trade visitors from more than 135 countries will be asked to vote for their innovation of the year during the first two days of Fruit Logistica. The winner will then be announced during a special ceremony at the traded fair on February 7.