ProAmpac recently announced that it has partnered with the Clemson University Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences to support the company’s commitment to developing smart food packaging.
“ProAmpac is committed to leading the industry in developing smart packaging technologies,” said Hesam Tabatabaei, vice president of product development and innovation. “Smart packaging is a fast-growing packaging innovation, which can promote both food safety and food shelf life; and, within the food segment, seeks to protect food from harmful bacteria and virus contamination to prolong product freshness.”
ProAmpac is working with Clemson’s Kay Cooksey, professor and Cryovac Endowed Chair of the Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences. She is recognized as an expert in the fields of food safety, shelf life, and active packaging. Her lab will provide testing capabilities critical to the smart-packaging mission of extending shelf-life and promoting food safety.
This support is being integrated with ProAmpac’s Product Development and Innovation teams. ProAmpac is expanding research, adding personnel, purchasing equipment, and building a new Collaboration & Innovation Center that will serve as the company’s international hub for packaging design and development.