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    Wednesday, 25 January 2017

    New Anti-Microbial Absorbent Packaging Extends Product Shelf-Life

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    A newly-developed packaging addition has been proven to extend the shelf-life of food products by as many as two days. The Dri-Fresh ABM (agent-based modelling) pads, made by Sirane, were tested in independently-run trials. In the trials, food product shelf-life was increased from nine to 11 days when compared with traditional packaging.

    Meant for meat, poultry and seafood, the pads contain a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids. The pairing of these substances along with the absorbency of the pad effectively protects food products from spoilage in addition to lengthening shelf-life.

    Simon Balderson, managing director at Sirane, spoke about the solution, saying “The combination of flavonoids which are anti-oxidants and anti-microbial, with organic acids including citric acid and ascorbic acids is harmless, as all elements are found naturally within fruit. It is clean, simple, and effective. Nature itself often has the answers.”

    The ABM technology activates only when moisture is present meaning that it only triggers when needed. In addition to the Dri-Fresh ABM pads, Sirane offers several other shelf-life extending products, including odour-absorbing pads, anti-fungal pads, and ethylene-absorbing pads. The Dri-Fresh range is available in varying colours, absorption levels, shapes, and sizes and can be single- or double-sided.

    Balderson commented on the unparalleled success of the pads: “People have tried, and failed, in the past, to make anti-microbial packaging … but the major difference here is the method of delivery. With the anti-microbial integrated into the pad, and activated only when needed, it gets efficiently to the heart of the problem … and ABM/ABS [agent-based simulation] it is a perfect packaging solution for poultry and seafood.”

    Img: Packaging Europe
    Sirane is new product and process development company manufacturing products in the industries of food packaging, medical and healthcare, horticultural, and industrial. 

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