Innovative packaging machine for small and mid-sized actors
Current situation requiring improvements
For small and mid-sized actors, manual handling represents a considerable amount of time and hinders productivity and potential exploitation on the market.
Main activities in FAIRCHAIN
- Development of a mobile and flexible packaging machine for short (small batches, diverse batches) up to long production runs with possibilities for sustainable packaging materials
- Developmentof guidelines for hygienic design of packaging machines
- Use of ICT/blockchain technology for equipment sharing
The case study will focus on the vegetable and fruit industry, but application can be extended to the dairy sector.
By Pieter-Jan Loveniers, Imca Sampers (U.Gent), Harald Saelens (Scaldopack) and Thierry Bénézech (INRAE) The Belgium case study aims to develop an innovative user-friendly packaging machine adapted to the need of small (e.g. farmers) and mid-sized actors (e.g. farmers...