ITENE develops packaging solutions adapted to the needs of the product. This aspect is extremely important when extending the life of foods.
It investigates and develops packaging solutions and technologies to protect the product from the environmental conditions (light, oxygen, microorganisms, and material inertial). The aim is to length their useful life, maintain intact their organoleptic properties and their quality, and also guarantee the food security.
Main lines of activity:
- Interaction between product, pack and environment: adequate selection of materials and packaging.
- Development and evaluation of materials and actives packaging: liberation of antimicrobials and antioxidants compounds; oxygen and humidity absorption, etc.
- Negative interaction between product, packaging and environment: resolution of problems and deficiencies or behavioral changes of packaging materials.
- Verification of traditional and new material’s food security.