The objective of this study was to examine the ‘state of the art’ in polymer film technology. Particular interest was given to technology that can be easily exploited for application to cheese to address existing problems and/or improve cheese ripening processes. Our client was seeking to build its expertise in coating technology and we reported on the different technologies developed and their uses, and identified potential partners for development of new products.

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Principal Findings



General Advancements in Flexible Packaging Technology

  • Smart Films
  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • Liquid Crystal Polymers
  • Metallocene Polymers
  • New Polyethylene Technology
  • Oriented Polystyrene
  • Biopolymers
  • Polyethylene Napthalate
  • Aliphatic Polyketones
  • Styrene Butadiene Block Copolymer Film
  • Microwaveable Films
  • ‘Natural’ Plastics
  • Market for Packaging Films
  • Background of Cheese Packaging and Ripening
  • Summary of Advances in Polymer Film Technology and its Potential Application in the Cheese Industry

Overview of Polymer Film Manufacturers, Distributors and Companies Providing Value-Added Services

Detailed Profiles of Companies

  • 11 Company Profiles



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