Processing & Packaging

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

By Rory Harrington

A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.

CO2 process could herald new dawn for heat sensitive liquids

Special Edition: Shelf Life

CO2 process could herald new dawn for heat sensitive liquids

By Jane Byrne

Carbon dioxide (CO2) under pressure could rise to the top in terms of alternatives to conventional heat treatments for liquids but must be used in unison with stress inducers such as modified atmosphere packaging and lower pH to render microbes ineffective...

In-line can leak tester detects nano-sized holes

In-line can leak tester detects nano-sized holes

By Rory Harrington

Full automation, increased accuracy and integration into production lines are advantages claimed for a system to detect micro leaks in cans of milk powder by manufacturer Jorgensen Engineering A/S.