Extending the Shelf Life of Food for Reduced Waste in the World.Materials Can Change Our Lives Vol.3

According to an FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) report, approximately 1.3 billion tons of food per year, one third of all food produced for human consumption globally, is wasted*.

  • *Sourceļ¼š "FAO. 2011. Global Food Losses and Waste"

We can reduce food waste and create a world with no waste by enhancing the functionality of food packaging to extend the shelf life of food products. We can achieve this with Toray film processing technology.

The key is Toray's film processing technology

When food is exposed to air, or any oxygen or water vapor, it will degrade and its flavor will change. To improve the shelf life of food, it is necessary to keep it from being exposed.
Toray Plastics manufacture food packaging film with superior barrier properties.
To form a barrier, a metal, such as aluminum, is heated and evaporated and the evaporated particles form a thin membrane on top of the base film.
The creation of a metal layer that is even and does not separate is the basis of our film processing technology.
By combining our Lumirror™ (polyester film) and TORAYFAN™ (polypropylene film) product lines with the Toray Group film processing technology, we are able to provide the best packaging solution for any kind of product, from candies, to emergency rations, to food being sent to space. And in doing so we are able to contribute to the reduction in food waste.

Toray TV Commercial: Blue Butterfly Food Packaging Film Version

One possibility is to use the power of materials to extend the shelf life of food for reduced waste in the world. Meet food packaging film by Toray.

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