Moist environments are ideal breeding grounds for microbes – in most cases this is not desired. Therefore, antimicrobial functions are relevant for the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry.
Our aim: Make packaging systems safer
The Fraunhofer ISC uses additives to accomplish more safety. The additives with antimicrobial effect are integrated into the coatings and only triggered when the coating comes into contact with moisture – the antimicrobial additives become active. Both the duration and rate of activation of the antimicrobial effect can be controlled by customizing the coating manufacture.
Your benefit: Material systems adaptable to your needs
This is particularly relevant for packaging foods as fresh fish, meat, cheese, and sausage products each require different protection.
Our packaging systems can also provide protection for sensitive non-food products such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Design and industrial implementation of customized barrier concepts for biodegradable packaging.