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Europe: Anti-bacterial foam packaging using bio-mimicry released

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Turkish food packaging company Erze Ambalaj and biochemistry developer Parx Plastics from The Netherlands have released an antimicrobial foam packaging using technology derived from bio-mimicry that is free from biocides, thereby reducing the growth of Salmonella, Listeria, E.Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus on the packaging.

The packaging has antibacterial performance, measured according to ISO 22196 by the independent University of Ferrara in Italy, of 92.5% against Listeria, 96% against Salmonella and up to 96.5% against Staphylococcus Aureus. This improved food packaging has, scientifically proven, 93-97% lesser bacteria on the surface of the material after 24 hours compared to normal packaging of the same kind.

The Parx technology is derived from bio-mimicry and it is using one of the most abundant trace elements in the human body to bring forth a change in the materials mechanical/physical property characteristics.

Without using biocides, the technology is able to have an efficient impact on bacterial growth by only a changed material surface property.

The trace element used is compliant to the European regulations for plastics that come in contact of food and it is not migrating from the packaging.

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