ProAmpac has partnered with a Rutgers University professor to develop “smart packaging,” the company says in a news release.
Kit Yam, a professor in the department of food science for the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based school, will be working with ProAmpac’s Material Science and Innovation teams.
“Dr. Yam is recognized as an expert in the fields of active and intelligent packaging, and ProAmpac is honored to include him and his lab in our expanded research and development partnerships,” says Hesam Tabatabaei, global vice president of product development and innovation. “We are certain this partnership will accelerate innovation in smart packaging leading to food-safety solutions for consumers and extend shelf life to reduce overall food waste.”
Yam’s lab will provide testing capabilities critical to ProAmpac’s smart packaging development mission, the company says.
“ProAmpac’s commitment to studying the fundamentals of active and intelligent packaging will move the field forward,” Yam says. “Through this impactful partnership, we will work to bring smart packaging out of the lab and onto store shelves.”
ProAmpac has other partnerships with schools, including Polytechnique Montréal in Quebec, New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology, and Clemson University in South Carolina, the company also says.