In order to improve on its existing portfolio of flexible food packaging, ProAmpac is entering a partnership with Rutgers University of Food Science’s Dr. Kit Yam. The professor will collaborate with the company’s Material Science and Innovation teams to come up with active and intelligent food packaging.
Dr. Yam’s laboratory will also provide testing capabilities and enable researchers to conduct experiments on possible food packaging products.
“Dr. Yam is recognized as an expert in the fields of active and intelligent packaging and ProAmpac is honored to include him and his lab in our expanded research and development partnerships,” said Hesam Tabatabaei, global vice president of product development and innovation. “We are certain this partnership will accelerate innovation in smart packaging leading to food-safety solutions for consumers and extend shelf-life to reduce overall food waste.”
Dr. Yam states, “ProAmpac’s commitment to studying the fundamentals of active and intelligent packaging will move the field forward. Through this impactful partnership we will work to bring smart packaging out of the lab and onto store shelves. I look forward to working together and, in the future, delivering ground-breaking packaging innovation.”
ProAmpac is committed to further developing and upgrading its current portfolio, with collaborations with other schools. Besides Rutgers University, they have existing partnerships with Polytechnique Montreal, Rochester Institute of Technology and Clemson University.