Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America has introduced a new flexible packaging technology that potentially more than doubles the shelf life of food products. NutraSave, an innovative resin technology, keeps foods fresher and enhances the consumer appeal of popular brands while minimizing food waste and costs. As consumer demands for fresh and wholesome food products without preservatives continue to increase, NutraSave meets the needs of brand owners who are seeking solutions to extend the shelf life of their products without adding ingredients.

Embedded as a film layer within flexible packaging, NutraSave removes oxygen trapped within sealed packages to safely extend and protect original food flavors, aromas, and textures without the need for sachets or packets. Ideal for retort packaging applications, NutraSave protects products such as soups, sauces, processed fruit, dips, protein bars, prepared meals, wet pet foods, as well as an array of natural and organic and gluten-free products that are particularly vulnerable to food spoilage. The preservative-free innovation – which prevents mold growth and color changes, odors and spoilage in foods – is FDA compliant.

NutraSave also eliminates the need for additional sodium, spices and other additives to counteract the effects of high heat required in retort processing. By removing the oxygen within sealed bags and pouches, NutraSave allows food brands to retain their original natural flavors, mouth-feel, and savory tastes.

NutraSave’s ability to extend product shelf life addresses concerns about food waste, which are top of mind for retailers and consumers alike. NutraSave helps reduce food waste and saves retailers on associated costs.

Available as a resin to North American film producers and converters for the first time, NutraSave can efficiently run on legacy processing systems.

“NutraSave will help food manufacturers build greater consumer preference and brand loyalty for their natural and organic and gluten-free products,” said Sean Hael, Marketing and Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical. “We offer food processors a free-assessment to determine the increased shelf life that NutraSave will bring to their brands.”

Mitsubishi will also provide samples of NutraSave, which also powers the AGELESS OMAC product as the absorption layer, to film processors and converters to test run the innovative technology.

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