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3D Printing Against the Food Waste Crisis

Food waste and additive manufacturing are two important developments in the recent years. The first a shocking crisis, the latter a solution for a variety of problems and challenges. Two Dutch students made the two cross paths now and upcycle unwanted food into 3D-printed luxurious snacks.

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Ink Marks Food as High-Pressure Processed

In times of growing health awareness, the role of food safety is increasing as well. Chemical preservatives to extend the life cycle of food are being avoided – at least lots of people try to. Because: How can you know for sure that the vegetables on your plate haven’t been treated? That’s where a newly developed ink will bring clarification.

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Inkjet Printers for the Food Industry

Chargenummer auf Eierkartons

The food industry presents some of the most demanding coding and marking challenges for food companies. During the printing process, which has to be efficient and reliable, codes on products do not only have to withstand extreme variations in temperatures. Color fastness, cleanliness and hygiene are also playing an important role when printing them. This is why the choice of the right coding system for labelling food products is essential.

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Smart labels let customers trace food to its origins

Customers place a premium on healthy eating and this means that they often don’t only want to know what ingredients are in their food but also where their food comes from and how it was produced. A number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are responding to the demand. For example,when customers type the number printed onto the Fishpeople pouch’s label into their smartphone, a picture of the boat where the fish was caught appears.

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