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Packaging related R&D

​MLA has funded a series of projects related to product packaging technologies.

Early research (prior to 2000)

  • M.642. Review of technology related to edible flims applicable to the meat industry (1999)
  • M.465. Strategic Research into Smart Packaging (1995)
  • M.381. Automated Packaging Machine Development (1994)
  • M.119. Meat packaging & distribution (1998)
  • VAMP.006. Overseas packaging study tour (1996)
  • DAQ.071. Assessment of scraped surface heat exchanger technology for the development of extended shelf-life meat products (1993)
  • PRENV.047 (1996). Study to gain a better understanding of the fate of packaging material throughout the meat industry supply
    chain, once it reaches the end of its life.

More recent research

In 2007, A.MPT.0016 funded a Packaging Toolkit as a guide to assist industry in dealing with packaging  within their organisation whether this was from the inception stage or an up-dating of an existing pack. It provided  an outline of the factors which need to be considered in contemplating or introducing a new pack in a step-wise progression. Equally it could be used to review an existing pack with the aim of updating or modification.  


Title Size Date published
402.2KB 01/07/1997
637.3KB 01/10/1995
7.1MB 01/06/1994
1.4MB 01/02/1992
1.9MB 01/06/1996
9.3MB 01/11/1993
296.2KB 01/09/2008
519.7KB 01/06/2006


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Packaging Consultancy 2007/2008
01/09/2007 30/09/2008

This page was last updated on 06/07/2018

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