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090127: Method to Improve Membrane Structures in Active Packaging Systems

Active packaging systems are desirable for specialized applications in the packaging of foods, chemicals, and medicines. Active packaging refers to the way materials embedded in the packaging membrane interact with the product to improve its shelf life, quality, and safety. Materials such as zeolite, alumina, and silica have been previously ad...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Rafael Auras, Susan Selke, Dhayalan Elangovan, Isinay Yuzay
Keywords(s): Hydrogen Storage, PLA, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Materials, Packaging

090023: Microperforated Polylactic Acid (PLA) Packaging Systems and Method of Preparation

Advanced packaging systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often purchase the products several days after harvest. Supply chain distances are expanding to increase gains in geographical market share for fresh produce growers, which require a longer shelf life to present the product to consumers in marketa...

090011: Fabrication and Characterization of Biodegradable PLA-Zeolite Composites

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) enhances quality, extends the shelf life of perishable foods, and prevents loss revenues due to food spoilage. MAP is required because the balance and interaction of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen, with packaged foods contributes to either poor or high food quality. Advances in packag...

080011: B-Cyclodextrins as Nucleating Agents for Polylactide (PLA)

Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics for packaging and other applications. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are characteristics associated with PLA that limit its workability. Particularly, the slow crystallization rate of P...

070155: Active Packaging Gas Insert

Many synthetic fungicides have been used to prevent decay of perishable plant products albeit some may pose health risks. Thus, fungicides will likely face greater use restrictions in the future. The market needs more safe and effective ways to enhance produce freshness. Description A packaging system is provided for the controlled release of v...

060073: Micro-Encapsulation of Volatile Compounds into ß-cyclodextrins

Postharvest losses due to spoilage of fresh fruit during shipping, storage, and marketing are largely caused by several fungal species. Current preventative methods for addressing this problem are either ineffective or expensive. Therefore, advanced antifungal systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Eva Almenar, Rafael Auras, Bruce Harte, Maria Rubino
Keywords(s): Fungicide, Microencapsulation Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Agriculture