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Innovative non- intrusive laser gas sensors on food production for real time quality/safety in line control of food packaging and bottling systems

Objective

SAFETYPACK aims the realisation of a new contactless non- intrusive laser gas sensors that will provide the food manufacturing industry with a real time in line control technology that can perform quality and safety control of a wide range of sealed food.
In food packaging industry the use of gases other than air in the process of manufacturing and sealing of food items for distribution to the consumer chain (supermarkets, retail points, etc) has progressively grown. It follows that the precise measurement and control of the inside atmosphere represent a requirement in the food and packaging industries. The control will be made in-line after closure or later to monitor the integrity of the seal and its evolution in time. Inline non intrusive laser gas sensors, contactless based on laser spectroscopy, will be developed and validated in the project timeframe. It can operate both on (partially) transparent (food trays and bags, bottles) as well in almost non-transparent containers.
What is new in our proposal is the possibility to measure gas with laser spectroscopy within diffuse materials, such as paper, plastic and food itself with a new method of inspection and its adaptation to measuring closed containers from food trays, to bags, to milk containers to bottles of different shape, colors, transparent and not transparent.
The sensors will be demonstrated and validated with two real time in line pilot installations regarding bread, tortilla and cheese production.
The S/T objectives will provide:
• Non introusive real time in line food packaging inspection.
• Fast & High precision accuracy gas sensor.
• Sensor available for exploitation in food industry.
SAFETYPACK fully responds to the topic extending the in line control of safety and quality control on food processing, allowing the emerging of new hi-tech products to be applied to a large variety of packaging, supporting the overall objective to secure quality, safety and shelf life for European food products.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/colors
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 451 000
Administrative Contact
Sandra Perazin (Dr.)

Participants (9)

GASPOROX AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 374 640
Address
Magistratvagen 10
226 43 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Lewander Xu (Dr.)
NORSK ELEKTRO OPTIKK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 372 674
Address
Prost Stabels Vei 22
2019 Skedsmokorset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Kaspersen (Mr.)
FT SYSTEM S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 399 523
Address
Via L. Da Vinci 117
29010 Alseno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiara Contini (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 149 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriel Somesfalean (Prof.)
L PRO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 560
Address
Via Monte Grappa 31
35141 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Tondello (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 402 731
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Germann (Dr.)
SANTA MARIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 132 960
Address
Neongatan 5
43121 Molndal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Ulveland (Mr.)
LATTERIA DI SOLIGO SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 230
Address
Via I Settembre 32
31010 Farra Di Soligo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Dalla Riva (Mr.)
MAREL HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 162 960
Address
Austurhrauni 9
210 Gardabaer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asgeir Asgeirsson (Mr.)