Plastics in the food industry

Plastic is one of the most commonly used materials in the food industry for food packaging.  Its role in food safety and reducing food waste has made it an essential material in the food industry. Food contact plastics must comply with the strictest international, European and national legislation and regulations in order to provide a guarantee for consumers, who are increasingly more sophisticated and demanding.

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Ethylene scavengers to extend the shelf life of fresh fruit

The development of new packages and packaging technologies for fresh fruits and vegetables is a constant for packaging companies, in order to give an answer […]

Types of food packaging

In this post, you will find the most relevant types of food packaging of the market and the application sectors where they are used.

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Analysis of impurities and foreign objects in food

Nowadays food passes through different industrial processes until they are eaten (manufacturing and/or elaboration, packaging, transport, distribution, placing them in exhibitors…). During these steps, food […]

Active packaging to satisfy the new consumer’s demands

The present and the future of the package industry are marked by the new consumer’s needs, which are met by the industry through the innovation […]

AIMPLAS receives the award for the best European project due to biodegradable extruded nets for citrus fruits and mollusks

The ECOBIONET project coordinated by AIMPLAS received the award for the best European project of the Valencian Community 2013 in the modality of Innovation, given by the Conselleria de Hacienda y Administración Pública (Finance and Public Administration Department). The innovative package, in spite of being biodegradable, maintains the same properties and the same aspect as the extruded nets manufactured with traditional materials, and its price is only a little bit higher for one kilo of product inside it.

AIMPLAS develops biodegradable and recyclable packages for cheeses and fresh pasta

New multilayer biodegradable and recyclable packages for cheeses and fresh food, but maintaining their lifespan. 75% of raw materials are expected to be used to manufacture new recyclable packages.

Change & Challenge: The Barrier-Film Packaging Summit 2014

UBE will hold next May 7th, 2014 “Change & Challenge: The Barrier-Film Packaging Summit 2014” in Düsseldorf (Germany). This summit, which attendance is free, will […]