Daily Archives: May 1, 2015

  • Ñ | Organic: Organic Olive Oil with simplest of packaging design

    The simplest of designs can sometimes be the most striking. For ñ | organic, a brand of organic olive oil, Mendoza Estudio ran with this idea to create an incredibly minimal yet compelling brand.

    “As a starting point we conveyed our client that needed some minimal branding and very visual impact. The logo was built from an ñ. We substitute the tilde by an olive leaf. We chose as the main color yellow. The result was a design of modern packaging and unusual.”

    The nearly neon yellow is just the right hue, and with a quick glance could almost appear to be a clear bottle with the olive oil on display. The limited edition black bottle with yellow text allows each olive oil to stand alone but also work perfectly together.

    Overall, the design looks like an incredibly updated version of the olive oils we traditionally see in the store — the same shape, but ñ | organic is shedding the rustic mood in favor of something contemporary and exciting, perfect for the kitchens of today.

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  • Amberley share the latest olive oil and body oil resistant substrate innovations with customers/

    Our knowledge is kept up to date by established supplier, Manter who quote themselves ‘the worldwide model for label designers and printers’.

    Our investigation for a premium cosmetic client late last year to deliver greaseproof and stain proof labels was answered by Manter with the excellent new to market exclusive self-adhesive paper, Tintoretto Gesso greaseproof.
    The best of both aesthetic excellence and technological advances are combined in this ecological pure cellulose paper, uncoated, felt-marked and greaseproof.

    The substrate was rigorously tested over a period of time in excess of a year using accelerated ageing. Variable conditions were applied for temperature and humidity to ensure that the label would not show any degradation either in aspect or in oil barrier properties. Delivering a total grease resistance against one of the most aggressive oils.

    Through this research our knowledge and expertise here at Amberley enabled us to confidently recommend and highlight the benefits of the Tintoretto Gesso greaseproof substrate to others.

    For example one of our prestigious customers Selfridges & Co have recently reprinted a label on the new substrate, creating a beautiful premium look label which promotes their exclusive extra virgin olive oil.

    ‘At Selfridges we strive to provide the best quality and best experience to our customers. The greaseproof labels proposed by Ambelrey to be used on our Artisan Olive Oil bottles have delivered exactly the above. The labels add extra value and maintain the premium look of our packaging.’ Maciej Mecke, Packaging Production Manager for Selfridges.

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  • Waste Olive Oil from Jamie’s Oliver’s Italian restaurants will feed four new U.K. power plants

    Waste cooking oil from Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurants will help feed as many as four new U.K. power plants as developer Renewable Energy Generation Ltd. races to lock in clean-energy subsidies before they’re dissolved.

    REG, backed by BlackRock Inc., plans to build the plants in the next two years for about 25 million pounds ($39 million), Chief Executive Officer Andrew Whalley said in an interview.

    REG and its peers are adding clean-power projects to take advantage of a government subsidy program that ends in 2017. Waste-to-electricity stations are used by the grid as reserve generators, providing instant supply when fossil-fuel plants trip, demand peaks or wind and solar energy falls short.

    “Balancing the grid using plants such as ours is going to become ever more important as more renewables come online,” Whalley said in London.

    REG already has four plants that generate heat and power using waste cooking oil from restaurants in Birmingham, Nottingham and the East Midlands. They vary in capacity from 2 megawatts to 18 megawatts and receive subsidies through the state’s Renewables Obligation system.

    As part of wider energy reforms the government is phasing out the RO program and replacing it with contracts for difference, which guarantee power payments for 15 years regardless of market prices. Generators will be forced to bid for a limited number of contracts in annual auctions.

    Project Financing

    REG’s new plants, which will use waste oil from a number of restaurants as well as the Jamie’s Italian chain, will be financed with debt and the developer’s own equity.

    Caterpillar Inc., which provided the engines for REG’s bio-energy station in Yorkshire, northeast England, as well as 4.3 million pounds of debt, has “expressed interest” in supporting future plants, Whalley said.

    REG also has onshore wind farms around the U.K. The Guildford, England-based company is considering raising about 30 million pounds for wind projects through zero-coupon preference shares, or stock that has no entitlement to dividends.

    REG expects to bid for three or four wind farms and a similar number of solar projects — 50 megawatts to 100 megawatts in total — in the next contracts-for-difference auction. It has about 800 megawatts of wind power at different stages of development.

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