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HPC007  |  Aroma Films for Food and Beverages

Today, instant and ready-to-eat meals in convenience stores and supermarkets have become part and parcel of urban life. Due to high temperatures during production and poor shelf life of aromatic compounds, these foods are less appealing compared to freshly cooked meals, even when ingredients are added in excess.  This technology overcomes such drawbacks by trapping natural, aromatic essential oils in the form of a water soluble film that can completely dissolve in warm water during re-heating of such meals. These unique films stabilize the essential oil components, which is suitable for longer preservation of tantalizing aromas.

Exhibitor : Chulalongkorn University & The Thailand Research Fund

AME009  |  Micro-Particles of Polyunsaturated Oils

Health benefits of oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are well-known. It has been proven to have a positive impact on marine life, especially in the development of shrimp growth from its larval stage. However, these PUFA oils are unstable and difficult to be incorporated into products without having its nutritious properties lost during processing or storage. Hence the proposed technology offers a simple and scalable encapsulation technology for PUFA oil ensuring its stability and retaining its nutritious properties. Applications of these PUFA oils include food and feed products that require long shelf-life or water disperse-ability characteristic.  

Exhibitor : Chulalongkorn University & The Thailand Research Fund

Active Food Packaging Material

Contrary to conventional food packaging that is inert to the food; active food packaging has the ability to act against the contaminants and to remove them. This technology presents the use of the polymeric films comprising of halloysite nanotubes as a packaging material for food products. The said halloysite nanotubes are incorporated with active agents, such as antibacterial agents (preferably from a natural source) for providing antibacterial, barrier and ethylene scavenging properties.

Exhibitor : Sabanci University / Inovent Co.