Development of active packaging to extend the shelf life of food

Business opportunity

Increasing the shelf life of food is a challenge facing the food industry today. The use of active packaging extends the useful life of food by controlling food spoilage in aspects such as oxidation and microbiological growth.

AIMPLAS has developed a plastic formulation technology that involves additivation with thermolabile active substances that can be released in a controlled manner. We have undertaken numerous projects in this line of business and the results achieved include an increase of over 15% in the useful life of foods such as strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes and fresh-cut fruit.

These developments generate major profits for companies as extending shelf life means that food can be distributed further and remain on the shelf longer, improving visual appearance and reducing waste.

Our developments to deploy active additives in plastic materials are at your disposal.

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