StePac to Introduce New Advancements in Produce Packaging at Fruit Logistica 2016

Mon. February 1st, 2016 - by Christofer Oberst

UNITED KINGDOM - StePac, now under the ownership of Johnson Matthey, has big plans for this week’s Fruit Logistica convention in Berlin, including new advancements in fresh produce packaging.

Speaking on last year’s acquisition and the upcoming Fruit Logistica, StePac’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Rani Kadosh, said, “We see this as an ideal stage to present the exciting opportunities that the acquisition offers, in particular the prospects for further advancement of packaging products by combining functionalities developed by Johnson Matthey’s Technology Centre.”

With that said, the company is excited to introduce new and improved applications for high value produce items such as blueberries, as well as its core produce packaging for prolonging freshness of over 60 different fruits and vegetables.


StePac’s R&D team has developed a unique new Xtend packaging for blueberries that is designed to withstand dramatic temperature fluctuations that are prevalent in some markets, according to a press release. This new packaging will be released alongside the company’s standard blueberry packaging that provides freshness extension for blueberries maintained under supply chain temperature conditions between 0-2 degrees Celsius.

Dr. Gary Ward, Technical Development Manager, StePac“The increased global demand for blueberries has necessitated the development of solutions that can preserve freshness and quality under the most challenging of supply chains. We are very excited to present our groundbreaking packaging solutions in response to the real needs of our clients,” said Dr. Gary Ward, Technical Development Manager. “We look forward to meeting with our clients at Fruit Logistica to share the benefits of this and other Xtend products!”

To learn more about Xtend MA/MH packaging, StePac will be exhibiting at the Messe Convention Center, City Cube Hall B, Stand D-08 from February 3-5.