Active and intelligent packaging: A boon to food packaging
Simran Kaur, Divya Puri
Packaging is a socio- scientific discipline that manages to provide best goods to consumers for their use. Active packaging is defined as deliberate addition of some component(s) in or on packaging material or packaging headspace to intensify properties of the packaging system. Active packaging systems are categorised as- active compounds that are stuffed into sachets or pads and then added in the package and active compounds are added directly into the package or on the packaging material. Intelligent packaging includes indicators giving information about quality and safety of the product; history of package, atmosphere inside and outside the package etc. It gives information to the producer, retailer and consumer about quality and surrounding environment. Now a day’s there is a huge increase in production of active and intelligent packages and their use in commercial products may act as a boon for packaging industry.