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.
The FAIRCHAIN project will chair a special session dedicated to innovation for small and medium food producers and enterprises at the 36 edition of the EFFoST International Conference. The presentations will focus on technical and technological innovations...
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