Ana Rodríguez / Active packaging: extending the shelf-life of food products

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Presentation given by Ana Rodríguez from Chemantec técnicas analíticas SL in the framework of the Emergence Forum Barcelona

Biocat organized the Barcelona Emergence Forum (April 10-11th, 2014, Congress Palace, Montjuïc) supported by the TRANSBIO SUDOE, a translational cooperation project dedicated to innovation in life sciences in South-West Europe. The Barcelona Emergence Forum contributed to bringing together Academics, Companies, Investment Entities, Technology Platforms and Technology Transfer Offices from Spain, France and Portugal to set up collaborative projects on Human Health & Agro-food Innovation.
More information at: http://www.b2match.eu/emergenceforum2014

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Ana Rodríguez / Active packaging: extending the shelf-life of food products

  1. 1. ACTIVE FOOD PACKAGING: EXTENDING THE SHELF-LIFE OF FOOD PRODUCTS TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014
  2. 2. THE COMPANY TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014 CHEMANTEC is a spin-off from the USC originated from the Food Contact Materials research group (Dpt. Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science) SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND Analytical Chemistry Safety of Food Contact Materials (FCM) Active Food Packaging CHEMANTEC HAS RECEIVED THE QUALIFICATION OF “IEBT” (Initiative for Technological-Based Employment)
  3. 3. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D) Evaluation of active food packaging:  Studies of effectiveness of the active systems  Kinetics release of active compounds from the active packaging into food and food simulants ACTIVE FOOD PACKAGINGFOOD-PACKAGING INTERACTIONS Compliance with FCM Legislation Migration Assays Specific Migration Overall Migration TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014
  4. 4. ACTIVE FOOD PACKAGING TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014  interact with the product and/or its environment  improve or maintain the quality and safety of the packaged product  extend the shelf-life of the packaged products Active packaging systems Systems that absorb substances O2 scavenger, Ethylene scavengers, Moisture regulators, etc. Systems that release active compounds Antimicrobial films, Antioxidant packaging, etc.
  5. 5. WHAT ARE WE SEARCHING? TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014  Research Centres, Universities, Companies and scientific groups interested in applying for research projects  Research Institutes, Universities, Companies and scientific groups interested in creating a scientific network  Scientific collaborations
  6. 6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TRANSBIO SUDOE Emergence Forum Barcelona, April 9-11th 2014 Edificio Emprendia, Campus Vida s/n 15782 Santiago de Compostela www.chemantec.com

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