New packaging uses wireless technology to cook soup

Soup packaging that does the cooking
Soup packaging that does the cooking

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Fulton Innovation has developed soup packaging that cooks its contents without any external heat source – that means no need for a microwave or hob.

The subsidiary of Alticor Corporation is showing off the packaging at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week to demonstrate the different applications for its eCoupled wireless technology.

The soup container features charging technology printed onto the packaging. This allows the consumer to cook the soup by just placing the pack on a wireless charged work surface and choosing low, medium or high temperature.

Fulton claims that the application demonstrates how eCoupled technology need not be expensive.

Also on display at the CES trade fair is an eCoupled-integrated cereal box that allows consumers to manage and monitor their food wirelessly though a PC or mobile phone.

This means keeping tabs more closely on nutritional information, quantities and use-by dates. Fulton claims the technology is more secure and has better standards than RFID.

eCoupled technology has so far been used commercially in eSpring water purification devices, which are sold by Amway – another subsidiary of Alticor Corporation.

At CES, Fulton is looking to show off future applications of wireless technology across a broad range of applications and industries including automotive, consumer electronics, home interiors and packaging.

Pike Research predicts that the wireless charging and transmission market, which is currently worth less than $1bn, will hit nearly $12 billion in the next 10 years. Consumer electronics and industrial applications are tipped to be the biggest markets for wireless.

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