Toppan’s new eco-friendly packaging for frozen storage of food

New packaging for long-term quality retention for frozen foods

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New packaging helps to address issues of food safety and food loss by reducing discoloration, loss of flavor, and quality deterioration during frozen distribution and storage. Photo- Toppan

Tokyo-based Toppan Printing has launched new eco-friendly packaging that can retain the quality of meat, processed seafood, and other primary products kept in frozen storage for long periods. Primary products, such as meat and processed seafood, are held in frozen storage warehouses because of the need for long-term storage. The quality of products deteriorates slowly under such storage conditions. For this reason, Toppan said, little attention has been paid to developing specialty barrier film packaging to preserve frozen foods better. Toppan’s new packaging uses GL Barrier, a barrier film developed by leveraging original vapor-deposition and coating technologies to reduce oxidation and prevent discoloration, loss of flavor, and changes in food texture for a more extended period than is possible with conventional packaging. These features claim to reduce food loss and waste and facilitate the expansion of distribution by preserving food quality in regions without suitable frozen distribution infrastructure. According to Toppan, the new packaging has improved environmental performance and is available in a mono-material structure that has reduced CO2 emissions and superior recyclability. The package also…

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