"Both active packaging and intelligent packaging involve functions going beyond the containment and protection of a product."
Imagine packaging doing more than holding a product. Packaging telling you how fresh your food is. Packaging indicating if medicine is being stored at a proper temperature. Packaging working to make food safer.
Both active packaging and intelligent packaging involve functions going beyond the containment and protection of a product.
Active packaging acts directly with a packaged product – by interacting with it.
Intelligent packaging detects and communicates information about the condition of the product, without taking a direct action. It can sense an attribute of the product and communicate this information to users or trigger active packaging functions. Its main purpose is to indicate whether or not the quality of the product has deteriorated.
This smarter packaging extends shelf life, monitors freshness and improves safety and convenience.