LIST and MET-LUX have agreed to develop, until 2021, a new thin, flexible and transparent gas permeation barrier coated on a polymer foil for future manufactured products providing transparent and flexible food packaging.
Source : Merkur
Publication date : 11/12/2018
On 21 September 2018, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and MET-LUX, a Luxembourg company specialised in the vacuum metallisation of various flexible materials, signed a three-year collaboration agreement. As part of the TRANSPERBAR research project funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the two partners undertake to develop, by May 2021, new packaging solutions combining optical transparency and a controlled permeation rate. They will also focus on improving the preservation properties of transparent food packaging using a new technique of light-transparent and gas-impermeable coating.The food and drinks packaging markets are increasingly looking for flexible and transparent packaging that maintains in particular the preservation properties, hygienic conditions and flavours of its contents. Consumers have a preference for this type of packaging that allows them to see what they are buying, and manufacturers tend to adapt to this trend.
Developing new solutions for transparent and flexible packaging while limiting the penetration of humidity and oxygen underpins the research being carried out concurrently by the LIST and MET-LUX teams.