Outstanding moisture barrier performance, improved strength and the ability to extend product shelf life are claims made for two new high density polyethlyne (HDPE) resins for use in food packing films.
High pressure processing equipment, which uses a working pressure
of 87,000 psi (6116.7 Kgf/cm2) was one of three food
packaging and processing systems honoured with a 2008 IFT Food Expo
Huge volumes of food waste could be diverted from land-fill sites
and back to the table, if only there was proper attention was paid
to processes and compliance with regulatory safeguards, according
to an industry expert.
Danisco believes its new range of ingredient blends called
Powerflex, intended to keep tortillas soft and fresh no matter what
the shelf-life requirements, could help open up new global markets
for the food product.