02 Apr Healthy packaging for food: polypropylene
If we think of a perfect food packaging, the first thing that will come to mind will be food safety, that is, that the container keeps food in good condition, which is resistant to remain uncontaminated, and that minimizes environmental impact , in addition to being practical, light and transparent, to have the certainty that we choose the food we want. This type of packaging has already been launched on the market, is in use, and is called polypropylene packing.
In search of safe packaging for food
Polypropylene containers allow food to be maintained in good condition for a longer time, as the material offers a safe protection against external influences, whether physical (impacts and impacts), biological (antimicrobial properties, barrier against pathogens and protection against aging of food) and chemicals (resistance to climatic factors and product spillage).
One of the important factors when choosing a 100% safe food container is its resistance. By not breaking the plastic, the product is not contaminated and is safe for those who handle it, especially children, which does not happen with glass containers or other types of plastics that can detach particles or break.
The development of polypropylene has allowed the producers of packaging for food and beverages to have an efficient material of great strength and optimum characteristics that comply with legal regulations and that significantly improve the processes of packaging, distribution and display at the point of sale, they lengthen the useful life of food, lower costs and business losses.
Polypropylene containers have endless applications in the food industry and can be useful for all types of beverages and solid foods. And this is good news when taking into account the environmental impact of food packaging, since a polypropylene packing means a considerable energy reduction, as well as a 30 to 60% reduction in the production of the gases that cause the effect greenhouse.