29 Jan AmerFresh Active Packaging System for extending shelf-life of fresh fruits and vegetables
AmerFresh Active Packaging System for extending shelf-life of fresh fruits and vegetables
(Tampere January 29th 2018) Amerplast will present AmerFresh Active Packaging System at Fruit Logistica in Messe Berlin in Hall 4.1/A-14 on February 7th to 9th, 2018. The Amerplast Active Packaging System is designed for extending the shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables by several days and reduce food waste.
AmerFresh Active Packaging System combines the Amerplast high performance film construction, the PerfoTec Laser Perforation Technology for balancing the amount of O2 and CO2 inside the pack, the latest advances in food science and packaging engineering.
On our stand, you will meet with University Lecturer Hanna Koivula, D.Sc.(tech.), from the Department of Food and Nutrition from the University of Helsinki. The University of Helsinki is a reference for understanding the relationship between packaging and food microbial and chemical reactions. This will provide our customers with valuable insights as to how our AmerFresh Active Packaging System can extend product life cycle of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.
“Amerplast aims at being an industry leader in pursuing active and intelligent flexible packaging systems for food products using a mixture of better understanding of food science, superior packaging engineering and partnerships for keeping food fresher for longer” says Amerplast CEO Borge Kvamme. ”The reduction of food waste throughout the entire value chain is the right thing to do and will continue to give our customers superior commercial advantages”.
PerfoTec founded in 2004 has developed a laser capable of making miniscule perforations in packaging. These customized perforations allow the fruit to ‘breathe’ thus prolonging its freshness a few more days. This system is perfectly aligned with the current focus on reducing food waste. Since 2005 the company has installed approximately 200 laser systems worldwide.
3.077 exhibitors and 76.000 visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realise their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade. FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry. From 7 – 9 February 2018 companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world – will again be present in Berlin.