Extending Shelf Life: Novel Packaging

Extending Shelf Life: Novel Packaging

What are some novel packaging technologies currently in development for extending the shelf life of food and beverages throughout the industry? Here, PreScouter details nine recent shelf life extension solutions in various stages of development, illustrating the main features of each as well as the benefits and drawbacks each technology bears.

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Extending Shelf Life: Novel Packaging

Report Highlights:

One major trend seen throughout the research is a move toward more food- and plant-based additives and packaging, a “natural” approach as it comes across to consumers.

  • NanoPack, university researchers, and Apeel are all using plant/food based components for superior coating materials.
  • Other companies/groups are utilizing novel additives to slow food degradation (examples include Stepac and Seawell).
  • In contrast to the former two ideas, some packages are utilizing older technology with a new spin. For example, Advanta is utilizing modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) within a new container so that chicken can be cooked directly in the package and the introduction of contaminants is avoided entirely.

The following infographic summarizes the nine technologies covered in this intelligence brief:

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