ITENE Packaging, Transport & Logistics Research Center

Parque Tecnológico, C/ Albert Einstein, 1, 46980 Paterna (Valencia)
Spain

Telephone +34 96 1820000
Fax +34 96 1820001
info@itene.com

Hall map

interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand D08

Fairground map

interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

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Hall 9 / D08

04.05.2017

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11:30 - 12:00

Pack Talk: MOVE IT SAFELY

ACTIVITIE AT DOW BOUTIQUE (Between Halls 9 and 17) Find out how you can improve load stability, minimize cargo waste and ensure goods are transported safely.

Mrs. Vanessa Delmer, International
Business Director, ITENE
Research Center

Check our activities programme at INTERPACK 2017 and discover our innovative packaging technologies and how can we contribute to the improvement of all kind of companies. LET US BE YOUR RESEARCH PARTNER!

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05.05.2017

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12:15 - 12:45

SPEAKING FORUM INNOVATION PARC PACKAGING: Don't Throw me, I'm still fresh!

Disruptive Intelligent packaging technology to replace estimated date of expiry for an accurated control of food deterioration.

Speaker: PhD. Marta Lara,
Food Packaging Specialist at
ITENE Research Center

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08.05.2017

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11:50 - 12:10

SPEAKING FORUM INNOVATION PARC PACKAGING:

Handling, Storage and Distribution monitoring and high performance packaging to avoid food losses. ITENE & with Dow Europe.
Speakers: Mr. Joan Alcaraz,
Product & Packaging Business Testing Manager, ITENE
Research Center

Mr. Giuliano Butti, Value Chain
Manager EMEA, Packaging and
Specialty Plastics. Dow Europe

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09.05.2017

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08:00 - 09:00

SPEAKING FORUM INNOVATION PARC PACKAGING: A LONGER LIFE FOR PRODUCTS TO AVOID FOOD WASTE

Success stories on shelf life extension of fresh products through packaging to avoid Food Waste.

Speaker: PhD. Mercedes Hortal, Food Packaging Specialist
at ITENE Research Center.

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11:30 - 12:00

Pack Talk: MOVE IT SAFELY

ACTIVITY AT DOW BOUTIQUE (Between Halls 9 and 17) Find out how you can improve load stability, minimize cargo waste and ensure goods are transported safely.

Mr. Joan Alcaraz, Product & Packaging Business Testing Manager, ITENE Research Center

Check our activities programme at INTERPACK 2017 and discover our innovative packaging technologies and how can we contribute to the improvement of all kind of companies. LET US BE YOUR RESEARCH PARTNER!

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.10  Packaging machines with special equipment for hygienic packaging
  • 01.02.10.02  CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.10  Packaging machines with special equipment for hygienic packaging
  • 01.02.10.04  MAP (modified atmosphere packaging)

MAP (modified atmosphere packaging)

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.03  Packaging materials / Plastic (pellets, films)
  • 02.01.03.01  Packaging materials / Bio plastics
  • 02.01.03.01.01  Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)
  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.03  Packaging materials / Plastic (pellets, films)
  • 02.01.03.01  Packaging materials / Bio plastics
  • 02.01.03.01.03  Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends
  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.08  Composite packaging materials based on
  • 02.01.08.03  Composite material made of paper
  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.08  Composite packaging materials based on
  • 02.01.08.04  Composite material made of plastics
  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.06  Packaging consulting
  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.07  Packaging design
  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.08  Packaging waste disposal and recycling

Packaging waste disposal and recycling

  • 07  Services
  • 07.03  Research and teachings
  • 07.03.01  Institutes

Our products

Product category: CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging), MAP (modified atmosphere packaging), Packaging consulting

ACTIVE PACKAGING

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY TO EXTEND THE PRODUCTS SHELF LIFE

Active packaging can release beneficial natural substances to improve conservation or other property, and also absorb substances capable of damaging the product packaged. Foodstuffs are different in nature and composition, so specific research is needed to develop the most suitable solution case by case.

OBTAIN Up to 50% shelf-life extension for perishable food/cosmetic products using active packaging technologies

We increase the shelf life of products by adjustment of the active packaging properties to the specific food requirements

- Development of active packaging systems with scavenging properties (Oxygen, ethylene,humidity, carbon dioxide, etc.)
- Development of active packaging materials releasing natural antimicrobials, antioxidants, aromatic substances, carbon dioxide, etc.)

BENEFITS
- Longer shelf life products
- Optimum conservation of foods / cosmetics / etc.
- More natural and safer products
- Keeping nutritional and sensorial qualities for a longer time
- Use of lower additive contents whose activity lasts longer as a result of controlled release processes
- Maintains quality and food safety throughout the distribution cycle
- Reduces logistics costs by offering products with a longer use by date
- Beneficial for exports
- Reduces products wastage from shelf lines due to exceeding the use by date
- More appealing to the consumers
- Some agents do not have to be labelled (gases)

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Product category: Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA), Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends, Composite material made of paper, Composite material made of plastics, Packaging consulting

HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKAGING MATERIALS

The Research and Development in new packaging materials makes possible achieving results that were difficult to obtain in the past. New additives coming from nature help improving mechanical, thermal, barrier and other properties when applied to the packaging. ITENE develops novel functionalities in materials also with the use of blends, coatings, specific processes and composites.

Improve up to 60% Barrier, Thermal and Mechanical properties of cellulosic, polymers and biopolymers with tailored made materials.

We research and develop new materials with improved properties for packaging applications:
- BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS (PLA, PHA, etc...): Commercial alternative to those currently used, derived from oil.
- CONVENTIONAL POLYMERS (PET, PE, PP...): To reduce material used.
- PAPER AND CARDBOARD: To increase barrier, thermal and mechanical properties.
All the developed materials are finally tested in accordance to their final application, evaluating their safety according with the different applicable legislation.

TEST OUR TECNOLOGY:
- PLA REINFORCED WITH CLAYS
- COMPOSTABLE NANOCOMPOSITE
- DI-BLOCK COPOLYMER
- PLA REINFORCED WITH CELLULOSE
- MULTILAYER STRUCTURES
- PP REINFORCED WITH CLAYS


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Product category: Packaging design

INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

Intelligent packaging systems improve product control throughout the distribution supply chain and inform the end consumer of the conditions of the food they are buying. This technology is also used to develop anti-counterfeiting systems, thus improving product security.
The main function of smart packaging is to inform consumers, distributors, processors and any person about the shelf – life of
products or its distribution conditions.

OBTAIN 100% control product quality along the supply chain, inform user and consumer about current product spoilage and detect counterfeiting .

TEST OUR TECHNOLOGY WITH YOUR PRODUCT
Ink that monitores the freshness and deterioration of the product through an indicator label.
- COLOR BASED: Intuitive / Visual change
- MONITOR THE QUALITY: Control Shelf-Life / Guarantee Food Safety / Better consumers protection.
- ADDED VALUE: Complementary to expiration date / Promotes Food Waste Reduction / Differenciation

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Product category: Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)

Packaging technologies Systems

ITENE develops packaging solutions adapted to the needs of the product. This aspect is extremely important when extending the life of foods.

It investigates and develops packaging solutions and technologies to protect the product from the environmental conditions (light, oxygen, microorganisms, and material inertial). The aim is to length their useful life, maintain intact their organoleptic properties and their quality, and also guarantee the food security.

Main lines of activity:

  • Interaction between product, pack and environment: adequate selection of materials and packaging.
  • Development and evaluation of materials and actives packaging: liberation of antimicrobials and antioxidants compounds; oxygen and humidity absorption, etc.
  • Negative interaction between product, packaging and environment: resolution of problems and deficiencies or behavioral changes of packaging materials.
  • Verification of traditional and new material’s food security.

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Product category: CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging), MAP (modified atmosphere packaging), Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA), Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends, Composite material made of paper, Composite material made of plastics, Packaging consulting, Packaging design, Packaging waste disposal and recycling, Institutes

Packaging evaluation

Corrugated board packaging for fruits & vegatables:
  • Grammage of component papers
  • Water absorptiveness
  • Compression resistance
  • Vibration tests at fixed low frequency 
  • Bottom bending resistance
Box-pallets:
  • Stacking tests using a static load
  • Vertical impact test by dropping
  • Horizontal impact test
  • Base deflection test
  • Static coefficient of friction 
Flat pallets:
  • Bending tests
  • Forklifting tests
  • Compression tests of blocks and stringers
  • Stacking tests
  • Bottom deck bending tests
  • Airbag bending tests
  • Corner drop test
  • Shear Impact test
  • Top deck edge impact test
  • Block impact test
  • Static coefficient of friction

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Product category: CAP (controlled atmosphere packaging), MAP (modified atmosphere packaging), Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA), Packaging materials / Strach & Starch blends, Composite material made of paper, Composite material made of plastics, Packaging consulting, Packaging design, Packaging waste disposal and recycling, Institutes

Food Safety

MATERIALS IN CONTACT WITH FOODSTUFFS

Accredited Tests:
-Overall migration into aqueous food simulants by immersion, article filling and cell
-Overall migration into fatty foodstuffs using iso-octane and 95% ethanol (substitute tests)
-Determination of bisphenol A in food simulants
-Determination of terephthalic acid and isophthalic acid in food simulants
-Determination of residual butanone and ethyl acetate in packaging materials
-Determination of formaldehyde in food simulants

Other Tests:
-Screening of volatile and semi-volatile substance (target and non-target)
-Determination of residual solvents by static headspace gas chromatography
-NIAs evaluation of volatile and semi-volatile substances and quantification by GC-MS-TOF
-Challenge Tests
-BfR XXXVI compliance for paper & carton in contact with foodstuffs
-Specific migration of substances included in the Plastic´s Regulation 10/2011
-Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

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Our trade marks

ADVANCED & FUNCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOCOMPOSIT
NEW PACK TECHNOLOGIES
SAFE LOAD TESTING TECHNOLOGIES
SCIENCEPACK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

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May 5, 2017

ITENE proposes new high-barrier materials and improving food safety at Interpack 2017

NE Research Center participates actively at the world's largest packaging trade fair INTERPACK in Düsseldorf, Germany, presenting multi-material and sustainable packaging solutions.

This edition, ITENE will have a double presence as exhibitor: a space located in the Save Food Innovationparc Packaging area, where it will show all the technologies to avoid food waste and food loss. And it will have another space in hall 9 (stand D08), where it will present new high performance materials (with improved barrier, mechanical, thermal properties) and intelligent and active packaging systems to enhance food safety, as well as equipment for the simulation of transport and testing to solve problems in distribution and optimize the packaging system.

ITENE will present business cases of patented technology to extend the shelf life of foods up to 50% compared to conventional conservation systems. For instance, the Center has a packaging system for mushrooms that allows a 100% humidity control.

It will also exhibit a printable colorimetric indicator for poultry products already on the market, which changes its color as the deterioration of the packaged product progresses. Therefore, consumers can be aware of the real spoilage of the product, not only through the estimated expiration date printed on the packaging.

Another novelty is the presentation of the first device in the market that allows to detect more precisely what are the risks that the packaged loads face during its distribution process. The transport is multiaxial, and it means that the vibrations that occur in the loads not only are vertical or horizontal, but they do it from all the axes. Having such data allows to make better decisions and design a packaging system that ensures the integrity of the product more efficiently.

In addition, ITENE will exhibit a biodegradable and compostable packaging solution, which improves the barrier and antioxidant properties of conventional PLA, improving the product shelf life in 18 months. The Center will make a visual demonstration of the process of biodegradability and compostability of a natural cosmetic packaging during three months.

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About us

Company details

ITENE is the specialist Technological Center in R & D in packaging, logistics, transport and mobility:

- Its mission is to generate scientific and technological knowledge and adding value to companies through the implementation of R + D + i.

- It provides business solutions with an integrated view of the supply chain, from raw materials, design and development of packaging and packaging systems, optimization of the movement and distribution of goods, until the products reach the consumer and are ultimately managed as residues, all within a framework of sustainable performance.

- It has advanced facilities and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and technicians with a proven and constantly evolving.

- Collaborates with research centers and companies around the world, encouraging cooperation and technology transfer, with a vision oriented towards the needs of the environment in its areas of activity.

- Contributes to improving the competitiveness of the industrial fabric multisectoral, increasing product quality, promoting internationalization and optimizing its supply chain, among others.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)