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TECNALIA develops natural and edible coatings for preserving and packaging food products

15 March 2021
Recubrimientos naturales y comestibles para el envasado de alimentos

These films extend the shelf life of foods and preserve their nutritional and organoleptic properties after processing and packaging.

TECNALIA is developing coatings that extend the shelf life of foods and preserve their nutritional and organoleptic properties after processing and packaging. In addition, using these films provides benefits such as: a reduction in environmental pollution by using edible materials from renewable sources; greater food safety, with consumers receiving food at home in the best possible condition; and opening up new markets, as products can be transported over long distances without losing their properties and/or deteriorating.

These coatings are aimed at packaging companies that handle fruit, suppliers that carry out post-harvest treatment, meat processing/packaging companies, and suppliers of packaging for fresh food.

Platforms and networks

TECNALIA is part of the following food-related international platforms and networks:

  • Food For Life Spain
  • Bioencapsulation Research Group
  • Valle del Ebro Cluster
  • Basque Food Cluster
  • Bioquora Network: Network of excellence in quantitative biological risk assessment
  • FOOD+i Cluster
  • Nuevo León Cluster

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