Choosing the right packaging requires an understanding of the correlation between product, storage and packaging. We develop practical solutions to the challenges facing the food industry.
Prolonging shelf life is a crucial initiative for combatting food waste. We conduct research to reduce the environmental impact of food and packaging. We look into how we can reuse plastic and increase the use of recycled materials.
Renewable materials and technological development create new opportunities. Nanotechnology can improve the properties of the materials. Sensors can be used to monitor food quality and improve recycling processes.
The packing methods we use:
- modified atmospheric packing (MAP)
- vacuum and skin packaging
- active packaging using antimicrobial materials, CO2 emitters, O2 and moisture absorbers.
Fresh results and selected projects
Food Packaging Pilot Plant
Nofima has considerable expertise in the dynamics of product packaging. We will be happy to assist with specific issues linked to for example packaging, packaging techniques and shelf life.
Food pilot plant
Food Pilot Plant Norway offers first-class facilities for research, education and product development of food and rest raw materials.