The nominees for the FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020 Innovation Award have been announced. The highest award of the fresh produce industry will be delivered on February 7, 2020 in Berlin. More than 78,000 professional visitors from the sector, from more than 135 countries, will be invited to vote on their innovation of the year.
The ten nominees, who were chosen by a panel of experts from the entire fresh produce industry, will be exhibited at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020 in a special area between pavilions 20 and 21. The nominees are as follows:
“Tomato YOOM ™”, Syngenta Seeds B.V., The Netherlands
Hall 1.2, D-16
A new product line of a tomato with an unmistakable dark purple colour, rich in anthocyanins and a sweet and sour umami flavour. This innovative variety is suitable for all seasons and growing conditions, including artificial light.
“Violì”, Apofruit Italia Soc. Coop. Agricola, Italy
Hall 2.2, A-08
A tender and soft artichoke hybrid, slightly purple in color and cultivated according to precise production specifications and control plans. This ensures consistent calibres and unique quality levels. Violì is available nine months a year.
“Coconut automatic opening machine K30”, Shanghai FruitPro Information Technology Co. Ltd, China
Hall 9, D-07
The K30 is a microcomputer controlled machine that opens coconuts safely and hygienically using patented blades so that the consumer can enjoy both coconut water and meat. The algorithms automatically adjust the depth of the opening, as well as the adaptation time for each individual coconut.
“Compostable, Flexible, Printed, Packaging”, SILBO SP. Z.O.O., Poland
Hall 7.1, B-07
Fruit and vegetable packaging without solvents, compostable and ecological, duly certified and manufactured with water-based inks and adhesives. Using flexographic technology, water-based inks can be printed on a wide variety of composite materials.
“Mosswool®”, Novarbo Oy, Finland
Hall 8.1, B-15
These panels of wool moss are harvested according to a patented ecological process and represent a sustainable alternative for the rock wool substrate in the cultivation of vegetables. Due to their organic raw material, they can be composted simply and profitably along with other crop residues or recycled after use.
“New Downy Mildew Resistant (High) Sweet Basil”, CN Seeds Ltd, United Kingdom
Hall 1.2, A-13
Genetically resistant seeds that can be used worldwide to combat hairy mildew in the most common sweet basil variety, Ocimum. An ecological and cost-effective solution for a plant that is otherwise susceptible to diseases.
“Proband V1000”, project Service & Produktion GmbH, Germany
Hall 7.1b, A-06
The first banding machine with interchangeable frames that can process all bandwidths, from 25 to 60 millimetres, in different band thicknesses, from 35 to 210 micrometres. It is optimized to handle paper bands with a plastic content of less than 5%.
“Sinclair EcoLabel®”, Sinclair, United Kingdom
Hall 4.1, B-09
A high performance labelling solution, safe for food and fully compostable for fresh products, which disintegrates in 12 weeks and biodegrades in 180 days. OK compost, Industrial and Seedling certifies that the label complies with European standard EN13432 for compostable and biodegradable containers.
“SoFruMiniPak® EcoView”, SoFruPak Witold Gaj, Poland
Hall B / CityCube / E-04
A simple quick-closing container for fruits and mushrooms, available with a separate or integrated lid. Renewable raw materials combined with good ventilation characteristics ensure optimized cooling and 100% biodegradability.
“Tenderstem Royale®”, SAKATA VEGETABLES EUROPE SAS, France
Hall 8.2, B-11
A natural cross between Chinese green cabbage and broccoli with an unmistakable purple stem. Each part is edible, from the stem to the tip. Sweet and tender stems are not only low in fat, sodium and sugar, but also rich in protein and fiber.