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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BISPHENOL A in food-contact applications: REGULATION (EU) 2018/213

Bisphenol A (2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane (BPA) (No CAS 80-05-7)) is a chemical substance widely used to manufacture materials for food contact. An example of material in […]

Towards a Community regulation on printed materials intended for food contact

The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission is working on a specific regulation for printed food contact materials. […]

Plastic nanotechnology for food contact materials

Nanotechnology is a field that appeals to companies, researchers and public bodies. Its applications in electronics, biomedicine, construction, aeronautics, agriculture and materials technology have multiplied. […]

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 […]

Packaging innovation: MeetingPack2017 brings together the entire value chain on food plastic packaging

Companies such as ULMA, ITC, HIPERBARIC, PLÁSTICOS ROMERO, DUPONT and AMPACET will launch their innovations in the meeting.