Toppan develops new packaging for frozen storage of food
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A new packaging solution from Toppan Printing seeks to address issues of food safety and food loss by reducing discoloration, loss of flavor, and quality deterioration during frozen distribution and storage.
Toppan’s solution, which is available in a mono-material structure, uses GL BARRIER, a barrier film developed by leveraging original vapor-deposition and coating technologies, to reduce oxidation and therefore, according to the company, prevent discoloration, loss of flavor, and changes in food texture for a longer period than is possible with conventional packaging.
Toppan reports that these features reduce food loss and waste and facilitate expansion of distribution, by preserving food quality in regions without suitable infrastructure for frozen distribution.
The solution reportedly also allows some food products conventionally subject to ultra-low-temperature frozen storage at -50°C or lower to be stored at higher temperatures of -18°C. Toppan says that this change cuts storage costs by around 60%, while also helping to lower (Carbon dioxide) emissions associated with power consumption for freezing. This new packaging has the potential to bring economic and environmental benefits for the food industry and wider society by maintaining food quality for longer.