Portola Packaging Inc., PST to Market Shelf-Life Increasing Packaging Technology

April 26, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Chapman
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Portola Packaging Inc. and Plastic Solutions of Texas Inc. (PST) announced a joint agreement to market technology, closures and bottles that extend the shelf life of oxygen-sensitive products. According to the companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved and patent-pending technology that retards the growth of bacteria and helps retain the quality of a product for a longer period of time. The system can be implemented with simple adaptations to conservatively extend the sell by date by 5 to 10 days or more. Considering U.S. dairies dispose of over $1 billion per year in expired fresh milk, the savings implications could be significant, said the companies.