As a consultant, I ensure packaging resonates consumer value and has genuine value in our economy by stretching and expanding the value chain using my expertise as a food packaging expert. Possible, yes. Does it require a deep understanding of complex food degradative reactions, packaging material science, global implications and beyond? Yes.
Here’s the thing…technology is most often the solution to decreasing food waste and increasing shelf life and sustainable packaging. For example, I have been doing modeling on the impact of light on food degradation-key fact, as retailer convert to LED light, reactions in food sensitive to light decline. Interesting insight: less packaging is needed and there is potential to optimize your packaging or offer a longer shelf life with your current package.
Do you need to get up to speed on a packaging technology or the opportunities of interfacing packaging of food processing? PTR provides specific food application assessments on emerging technologies to keep you current and your company competitive. Let’s talk>
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Active and intelligent packaging are enabling the Internet of Packaging (IoP).
Here are 4! trends:
Personalization from the tactile flipping of sequins on the Absolut vodka bottle to rapid rebranding with color changing inks
Proactive communication on expiration dates
AR moving beyond excitement at brick and mortar retailers to delivery efficiency
Controlled diffusion from packaging to extend shelf life
I know it is hard to wade through the promises and reality of intelligent technologies. Call if you need help assessing what technology and applications meet your needs.
The focus was on increased shelf life. Highlights:
Shelf life extension using MAP, edible films, and emerging processing technologies
Use of edible color indicators on coatings
Blue Mountain Plastics supplies resin for Ice River Springs to bottle water in 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate bottles. Photo courtesy of Ice River Springs
Global Approaches to Sustainable Food Packaging
Truly sustainable packaging has value after consumer use in our circular economy.
Sustainable packaging is on our agendas. There are many reasons- value in a more circular economy, legislative reactions, and simply optimizing packaging. Regardless, low lying fruit on more sustainable packaging is gone and a more value chain directed approach has much potential.
Gain insights into global approaches to reducing the impact of packaging on the environment in my latest article in Food Technology. Check out your print copy of the magazine or visit my website to view a digital copy
If your company needs help with design for post consumer value approach, let’s connect!
Call me at 612-807-5341
- Upcoming Events -
UPAKOVKA 2018. International Trade Fair for Processing & Packaging is January 23-26, 2018 in Moscow
Thinking about oxygen barriers? Food Packaging Division of the Institute of Food Technologists is developing a webinar on – how to get a better oxygen barrier - Nanotechnology, Coatings, Oxygen absorbing polymers.
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