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Food Packaging

The SAES Group, world leader in electronic and industrial gas management solutions, is now applying its functional chemicals technology also to food packaging.

What is in common between an OLED display and a juicy T-Bone steak or a dried soup? At a first sight, one could easily say nothing. But if we focus our attention to one of their most important characteristics, the shelf life, we are making a decisive step towards the right answer: it is all a matter of packaging!

SAES, thanks to its functional polymer composite technology, produces  water-based and solvent-free lacquers, whereas 90% of lacquers on the market are solvent-based. Through Metalvuoto, a group company, SAES proposes to the market innovative films for food preservation.

These unique products, both from the point of view of food protection and of respect for the environment, exploit the synergy between the research, development and characterization capabilities of SAES and the high quality plastic film production expertise of Metalvuoto.

Starting from Metalvuoto’s current product range, we are working to introduce a new generation of active packaging, adopted when the content of the package requires controlled atmosphere. Special lacquers are designed to absorb or block gases affecting the metabolism of the food. Applied by means of high-speed coating, SAES lacquers make the packaging able to exert not only the conventional protective function, but also to guarantee the increase of the product shelf life. This is achieved via specific interactions with the internal and external atmosphere, without the need of  preservative additives. All of this while simultaneously reducing the packaging thickness, allowing the elimination of multilayer films, and making the final product completely recyclable. In fact, differently from what happens with multilayer materials,  a PE, PP or PET film coupled to SAES  lacquers will always be fully recyclable.


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