Natural and edible coatings to package and preserve food, enabling nutritional and organoleptic properties to be maintained after processing and packaging, as well as extending shelf life.
Safe food adapted to the current demand of the global fruit and vegetable coatings market.
PROBLEM / OPPORTUNITY
A third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted worldwide, which is equivalent to around 1.3 billion tonnes a year. In Europe, 5% of fruit and vegetables sold is ruined in distribution, due to fungi, bacteria and the action of ethylene, a plant hormone responsible for product ripening.
One of the problems of the treatments typically applied at fruit and vegetable centres is that they are based on chemical fungicides, which lead to toxicity problems and resistance development.
Packaging of food with ACTIFILM will prevent the development of resistance and toxic effects, protecting human health and the environment.
ACTIFILM is aimed at the global fruit and vegetable coatings market , enabling industries to bring their products to markets further afield, thus increasing their profitability. Furthermore, it helps companies in the sector maintain the safety and quality of the products they distribute, increasing their shelf life and preserving their nutritional value.
Solution with patented technology (TRL7) for the development of edible coatings that extend the shelf life of food, addressing the increasing demand for food that is natural, safe and adapted to today’s consumers.