Active packaging – how to design a system that works

Active packaging – how to design a system that works

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Active Packaging is an exciting area of development for the extension of shelf life and involves the use of materials which can actively reduce the levels of oxygen or even reduce the microbial count within the pack. We ask what are the factors affecting the effectiveness of such packaging, how does it work in practice and what are the future trends.


Dr Kay Cooksey Kay Cooksey Cryovac/Sealed Air Endowed Chair in Packaging Science
Clemson University

Rory Harrington Rory Harrington Senior Editor