Active and/or intelligent packaging
These are the latest and most effective food packaging solutions.
The packaging contains active components which have influence on the packed food, foodstuff or/and the inner surrounding atmosphere. This influence targets the extension of shelf life and to help to keep the desired good condition of the product. The active components can release substances such as preservatives, antioxidants, enzymes flavourings, etc., or can scavenge substances like oxygen, ethylene, moisture, etc. The active components of the packaging are usually special plastic foils produced by most sophisticated nanotechnology, or inserts in sachet form.
The intelligent packaging materials and articles monitor the condition of packed food or environment around the food to inform the consumers about it. These are not having deliberate influence on the packed food or its environment. The components are usually placed outer surface of the packaging or separated place inside the packaging.
In other cases a special plastic foil wrapping can supply information with colour changing about the gases inside the packaging linked to ripe or rotten condition of the product. Other cases complete data collecting function can be fulfilled by very small electronic circuits integrated into the packaging materials which are readable with simply devices like a smart phone.
If your product is food or perishable foodstuff we are sure that extending self life and keeping the product in good condition, as well as the marketing potential of healthy eating and better information of customers are essential for you too. Please contact us to create together the best solution for your products which based on your food industrial and our packaging industrial expertise. Most typical example is a time-temperature indicator which provides information about the temperature impact and the cool chain condition for the consumer.