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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Food Packaging: Latest Barrier Solutions

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Recorded on Feb 21, 2019

Identify new opportunities in food packaging to focus your R&D on right projects by reviewing latest barrier innovations, promising materials & technologies for enhanced fresh-cut produce shelf-life, improved safety, easier recycling, design flexibility...

Don will share industry's major innovations from past 12 months, which include:
  • Simplified Multi-Layer barrier film structure featuring polymer blends
  • Low OTR Barrier Poultry packaging for confined odor solution
  • Food-contact approved specialty antimicrobial additives for improved shelf life... and more!

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Donald Rosato Presented By:
Donald Rosato
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Many game-changing barrier innovations have been released in the food packaging sector lately, outdated some existing technologies and opening fresh new opportunities like using antimicrobials compounded into plastics (to increase shelf-life, protect flavour profiles, maintain food’s appearance…). Join this course and:

  1. Save time with a structured & neutral overview of latest innovations helping improve barrier performance against oxygen, light, moisture & microbials

  2. Drive innovations in food packaging by seeing how others are addressing key challenges: enhance shelf-life, in-package atmosphere control, food safety, weight reduction, sustainability / recycling, costs...

  3. Prepare better for the future by clarifying how latest barrier solutions and materials (EVOH, PEF, PP, PE, PA, EVA, PET, PLA & PVDC...) impact the food packaging landscape
Food Packaging: Latest Barrier Solutions

Who should view this course?

R&D & Marketing professionals with a need to keep aware of latest advances in barrier technologies in the food packaging industry – from raw material producers to designers.

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:
  1. Barrier Solutions for Food Packaging
    • Market Drivers for Barrier Food Packaging
    • Technology Trends in Barrier Food Packaging

  2. Plastic Barrier Material Advances
    • New Barrier Material Developments
    • Barrier Compostable/Sustainable Materials
    • Nanotechnology and Additives in Barrier Materials
    • Materials for Active and Smart Packaging

  3. Developments in Barrier Packaging
    • Flexible Film High Barrier Development
    • Rigid Packaging High Barrier Development
    • Paper and Cardboard Packaging Solutions
    • Coatings Technology Advances for Barrier Effect

  4. Food Packaging Barrier Applications
    • Flexible Barrier Packaging
    • Rigid Barrier Packaging
    • Smart/Active Packaging

  5. The Future in Food Packaging Barrier Technologies

  6. Major Barrier Food Packaging Players/References

  7. 30 Mins Q&A session - ask your questions directly to the expert !

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Members Reviews

Good update of the overview graph MVTR/OTR. Provided deep technical information on materials and properties used for barrier properties

Antoinette van B. , from Eastman Chemical BV

The course has given me an indication of the future behavior of the barrier industry.

Fabricio S. , from Cascades

Got access to technology I had no knowledge of. Information about biopolymers was an eye-opener !

Rajesh I. , from DIC India Ltd.

Excellent overview of multiple barrier packaging technologies and the companies that supply the services.

Kevin H. , from Avery Dennison

Nice overview of barrier packaging innovations. Time gain for us to do the same search. Thanks

Didier H. , from Eval Europe

The course gives a good overview of new and competing barrier technologies for food packaging.

Leonard D. , from Sun Chemical

The broad overview of developments that are being commercialized today was useful to me.

Steven de B. , from SABIC

Provided very good explanation of modern food packaging and barrier technology, as well as upcoming "green/sustainable" trends.

Benjamin A. , from Hewlett Packard (HP)

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