is a new type of packaging that focuses on convenience for consumers Breaking the old packaging rules whose only duty is to protect the product or just beauty But smart packaging has adopted modern technology. Innovative control or protection combined with packaging to extend the life of the fruit or food in the package. to have a longer lifespan and can be stored for longer By using the compound as an atmosphere regulator within the package by means of blocking or diffusing various gases The working part of this type of packaging is that the material or film used in packaging can interact and control the atmosphere and the gas inside the package
In the past, if you want to buy fresh food products such as vegetables, fruits or meats You can buy with confidence with freshness. But when the lifestyles of consumers change The trading system has also begun to change to meet the needs of consumers. from the one that was sold at the fresh market It was transformed into a beautiful packaging. On the floor by various supermarkets to wait for the purchase from the consumer Although the shelf temperature in the supermarket is suitable for keeping the product But having to stay on the shelf for a long time will inevitably decrease the freshness of the product
But today’s advances in technology Has affected the lives of humans very much. which in terms of packaging design It has a combination of electronics. To make packaging useful in electronic communications and can meet the needs of customers as much as possible to tear up the traditional packaging rules This allows the product to be able to communicate with consumers instead of salespeople. which packaging Genius is a new trend that is constantly being developed. to create a new type of product packaging For that in Thailand The packaging design is constantly being developed. Most of which focus on the food industry and agricultural products. Because Thailand is the top country that exports food and fruit products, smart packaging or smart packaging. Help manufacturers to add market value to products. Make a brand or brand trustworthy. directly affects health and an interest in health and a higher quality lifestyle. Smart packaging uses a combination of technologies. Whether it is a new material that is cheaper and more efficient. new production and new technologies such as nanotechnology electronic plastic to make the packaging smart These are cheaper, lighter, smaller and more durable.
Smart packaging is more than a price tag. Or the brand logo “Label Nham” is another research work of Kasetsart University researchers. to use as an indicator of the sourness level of Nham Because Nham is a fermented product. By using lactic acid bacteria, the odor, taste and texture of Nham will change during the fermentation process. In general, Nham can be fermented when it is It is about 4.2 acidic and alkaline and has a titrated acid content. which here is lactic acid (lactic acid) about 1%. Nham label is a yellow stripe sticker with a mixture of dye solution printed on nylon / polyethylene plastic film. When the Nham label is applied to the outside of the Nham packaging plastic film Nham label will gradually The color can be changed according to the sourness level of the Nham which is 3 levels: yellow is less sour. Orange is moderately sour. and red will be very sour when the Nham label changes to the desired color when Consumers can then put the Nham in the refrigerator. to maintain that level of sourness until the desired time of consumption however The acidity test strips also have limitations. Only Nham that is wrapped in plastic can be measured. Cannot be used to measure with Nham that is wrapped in banana leaves. However, it is a breakthrough development in the packaging industry that should be encouraged to be practical in the future.