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With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. ​



Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairekoelschsand



Want to keep learning from Dr. Sand? View more of her presentations and articles at http://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/thought-leadership.html

Dr. Claire Sand | Owner, Packaging Technology & Research, LLC; Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University; Columnist for Food Technology Magazine

http://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/

With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. ​



Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairekoelschsand



Want to keep learning from Dr. Sand? View more of her presentations and articles at http://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/thought-leadership.html

Dr. Claire Sand | Owner, Packaging Technology & Research, LLC; Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University; Columnist for Food Technology Magazine

http://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/

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Sand, C.K., 2017. Breakthroughs in Intelligent & Responsive ​ Packaging to Reduce Food Waste. MinnPack.

  1. 1. Breakthroughs in Intelligent & Responsive Packaging to Reduce Food Waste Claire Koelsch Sand, Ph D Packaging Technology and Research, President Michigan State University, Adjunct Professor packagingtechnologyandresearch com
  2. 2. OVERVIEW EXISTING SOLUTIONS BREAK THROUGHS About Me End Game Role of Intelligent Food Packaging KEY TAKEAWAYS
  3. 3. 3 Measure and communicate to different entities in the value chain Food waste, fraud and marketing Current intelligent packaging solutions  Breakthroughs Overview: Role of Intelligent Food Packaging
  4. 4. 4 Overview: Role of Intelligent Food Packaging
  5. 5. 5 We need to twist success of intelligent packaging in fraud detection and marketing to better address intelligent packaging solutions to food waste Overview: End Game
  6. 6. OVERVIEW BREAK THROUGHS About Me End Game Role of Intelligent Food Packaging KEY TAKEAWAYS EXISTING SOLUTIONS TTI’s Communication Sensors Degradation sensors & Fraud alerts
  7. 7. Sample # Food Waste • TTis • Degradation Sensors Fraud • Overt • Covert Marketing • Communication Sensors Existing Solutions: Intelligent Packaging Solutions
  8. 8. 8 TTIs are a refined proven technology Remain relevant since temperature governs reaction rates and controls microbial growth Existing Solutions: Food Waste - TTI’s
  9. 9. 9 TTIs solutions are plentiful Existing Solutions: Food Waste - TTI’s (cont) • L5-8 Smart Seafood • irreversible color change from the hydrolysis of triglycerides • CoolVu • aluminum layer thins causing a reaction • FreshCode, Varcode andTempix, Tempix • fading barcodes • FreshMeter • turns from blue to gray via benzopyridine photoactivation
  10. 10. 10 Degradation sensors are advancing Direct connection to food deterioration Existing Solutions: Food Waste - Degradation Sensors Current solutions • Measures total volatile basic nitrogen (TVBN) • Monitors cysteine loss via hydrogen sulfide • CO2 sensors indicate freshness loss as produce respires • Color change indicator that activates as microbial growth increases
  11. 11. 11 Overt authenticity is refined and solutions exist Overt acts as deterrent and prevention Existing Solutions: Food Fraud - Overt Past solutions • Fiber tear • TE bands Current solutions • Fiber tear • TE bands • Timestrip and Novas - time elapsed since opening • RFID and NFC • Alien Technology, CAENRFID, Convergence Systems • authentiQ, Sicpa, and VerifyMe
  12. 12. 12 Overt authenticity is refined and solutions exist Existing Solutions: Food Fraud – Overt (cont)
  13. 13. 13 Covert authenticity is refined and numerous solutions exist Covert is less of a deterrent and more of detection Existing Solutions: Food Fraud - Covert • Current solutions • FluxSecure - glass coated metal thread embedded in polymer layers, corrugated cases, and folding cartons • TruTag, Flint Group, Spectra Systems - silicon dioxide based tags • SigNature - printing of plant based DNA to encode barcodes, watermarks, and microdots • Genome Trakr - DNA based verification methods • Alpvision - fingerprint within molded caps and bottles • Unisecure - imperfection tracking with a 5-megapixel smart phone
  14. 14. 14 Existing Solutions: Food Fraud – Covert (cont)
  15. 15. 15 Intelligent packaging enlarges brand image Direct connection possible at retail and in-home to enhance brand image Existing Solutions: Intelligent Marketing Current solutions • Thermochromatic inks change color and reveal images when the product is at the proper temperature to eat or drink • NFC OpenSense package sensor is tapped with a smartphone • Polymark fluorescence based detection for sorting food-contact PET
  16. 16. 16 Existing Solutions: Intelligent Marketing (cont)
  17. 17. OVERVIEW RESEARCH NEEDS About Me End Game Role of Intelligent Food Packaging KEY TAKEAWAYS EXISTING SOLUTIONS TTI’s Communication Sensors Degradation sensors & Fraud alerts BREAK THROUGHS Food Waste MarketingFraud Research
  18. 18. 18 TTIs needs applied research Degradation sensors – advanced materials research needed to link deteriorative reactions to action Breakthroughs: Food Waste  Applied research is needed to decrease food waste and lower costs  Develop for in-home use by consumers before and after package is opened  Development of multiple use TTIs  Seamless integration into packaging  Label  Seals
  19. 19. 19 Applied material science for seamless integration of degradation sensors into packaging Breakthroughs: Food Waste (cont)
  20. 20. 20 Applied material science for seamless integration of degradation sensors into packaging Breakthroughs: Food Waste (cont) High surface to volume ratio of nanofibrous membranes and electrospun sensors Graphene printing and conductive polymers Incorporate antibodies (for detection) within polymer films
  21. 21. 21 Simple communication with entire value chain Breakthroughs: Food Waste (cont)
  22. 22. 22 Breakthroughs : Food Waste (cont)  More sophisticated sensors that convert biochemical signals to electrical responses  Show remaining shelf life  From manufacturer to consumer Simple communication with entire value chain
  23. 23. 23 Detect then act Breakthroughs : Food Waste (cont)
  24. 24. 24 Detect then act Breakthroughs : Food Waste (cont)  Responsive sensors that detect then act to reduce deteriorative reactions  Through the release of CO2, antioxidants or pH change agents
  25. 25. Food and packaging fraud are intertwined from ingredients to finished goods 25 Need to reduce fraud is high: billion industry by 2020 Breakthroughs : Fraud Research
  26. 26.  Understand that packaging fraud is economically driven  Replace RPET with PET as prices fluctuate  RPET COC unsteady  RPET demand exceeds supply 26 Breakthroughs: Fraud Research (cont) RPET vs PET discernable by DSC
  27. 27. 27 Covert and overt anti-fraud research on packaging fraud is needed Breakthroughs : Fraud Research (cont)  Detection of contamination is an advanced area of research  Focus on deterring and early mitigation is needed with a connection to consumers to add value to non-counterfeit packaging  Focus on role of packaging in predictive and mitigation solutions is needed
  28. 28. 28 Intelligent packaging for marketing needs applied research Breakthroughs : Marketing  Intelligent packaging – applied research needed to link communication to desired effect  Embodied cognition  Information in the form of ultra-variable packaging,  Enable ease of smart device communication to packaging at retail and in the home
  29. 29. OVERVIEW RESEARCH NEEDS About Me End Game Role of Intelligent Food Packaging KEY TAKEAWAYS EXISTING SOLUTIONS TTI’s Communication Sensors Degradation sensors & Fraud alerts BREAK THROUGHS Food Waste MarketingFraud Research Sample # KEY TAKEAWAYS Science & Modeling Value Chain Leveraged Research Concerted Focus
  30. 30. 30 Intelligent packaging for reducing food waste requires deep research in material science and reaction rate modeling Key Takeaways: Science & Modeling  Breakthroughs focus on tracking by- products of degradative reactions  Consumers deserve more than a “sniff test” at home
  31. 31. 31 Intelligent packaging solutions developed for food fraud and marketing can be readily twisted to reduce food waste Key Takeaways: Leveraged Research  Breakthroughs seamlessly integrate intelligent sensors into packaging  Breakthroughs adapt overt and covert technologies as food deterioration sensors
  32. 32. 32 Balanced and multifaceted research is needed to encompass the entire value chain and drive research Key Takeaways: Value Chain  Breakthroughs in research consortiums with input from entire value chain fund research vs one entity in the supply chain  Breakthroughs focus on reducing food waste and increase savings from:  CPGs to consumers  Farms to retailers  Breakthroughs in intelligent packaging connect to consumer derived waste reduction
  33. 33. 33 Breakthroughs in packaging fraud needs concerted focus from food ingredients to finished goods packaging Key Takeaways: Concerted Focus raw materials for packaging converted packaging manufactured packaging components Combined product and package distributed product and package sold product and package discarded product and package Packaging Value Chain Interfaces
  34. 34. 34  Breakthroughs in intelligent packaging for reducing food waste:  Require deep research in material science and reaction rate modeling  Can be readily twisted from food fraud & marketing  Need multifaceted research to encompass the entire value chain  Connect to consumer cost savings from waste reduction  Packaging fraud research needs concerted focus from food ingredients to finished goods packaging Key Takeaways: Recap
  35. 35. 35 Key Takeaways: Recap KEY TAKEAWAYS Sample # KEY TAKEAWAYS Science & Modeling Value Chain Leveraged Research Concerted Focus
  36. 36. Claire Sand, Ph.D. packagingtechnologyandresearch com Cell: 612 807 5341

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