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OXITEST AT THE B/OPEN EVENT, BIO FOODS AND NATURAL SELF-CARE

11/24/2020

Packaging has an essential role in preserving products: it allows them a longer shelf-life, and allows conservation and distribution in areas far away from production sites as well. It is though today considered a major source of pollution, due to the enormous plastic prevalence, therefore there is a great interest in the search for alternative materials with a lower environmental impact.
OXITEST AT THE B/OPEN EVENT, BIO FOODS AND NATURAL SELF-CARE

Food processing technology and packaging

A significant role of food processing technology and packaging is to protect food from spoilage, aiming at reducing food waste and having high impact on the environment. An important effect of food degradation, mainly involving lipids, is auto-oxidation, which alters product’s stability, organoleptic properties, and nutritional value.

This process can be monitored by OXITEST, the VELP instrument based on accelerating fat oxidation at high temperature and oxygen pressure, and capable to evaluate oxidative stability of products without preliminary fat separation and pre-treatment.

For decades VELP has been collaborating with Professor Antonella Cavazza, from the University of Parma (Italy), in the study of innovative materials of natural origin and the evaluation of antioxidant activity.

OXITEST is able to provide high value-added information on the oxidation processes of fats in food and is particularly useful for testing which packaging maintains the product in the freshest condition.

In particular, since a new European Directive banned the single-use plastics by 2021, the development of new technologies and materials to be adopted to improve food products stability is mandatory.

New trends and innovative materials are fundamental for a sustainable context and support the Circular Economy project.
 

B/Open Digital Edition 2020

B/Open Digital Edition 2020
An overview of this development of food packaging to the next future has been presented by Professor Cavazza in B/Open, the BIO FOODS AND NATURAL SELF-CARE dedicated digital edition.

VELP is honored to be involved and take part with OXITEST for this step forward in the search for alternative materials for a more sustainable future with a lower environmental impact.

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