About us

B-FRESH team are dedicated researchers in the field of materials science currently working at the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade. We have recently invented a bio-polymer-based emulsion for active packaging, which is protected by international patent application, PCT/RS2018/000013, Date:Sept. 14, 2018. Our goal is to offer versatile active packaging solutions to companies that deal with food production and distribution in order to reduce food waste and the use of plastic packaging materials.

 

Our vision

Our vision is the world without food waste.

 

The huge financial problem of fresh food producers and suppliers is the food waste. The food waste results in global financial losses of $1.2 trillion. If we take a closer look on the structure of these losses, 40 % are related to fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Food losses are not just financial problem but also humanitarian and environmental problem. A third of the food produced in the world goes to waste – enough to feed every undernourished person on the planet several times.

 

Food waste creates about 8% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a simple and cheap solution for the food waste problem. Solution that will be affordable to all:

 

• Food producers
• Food distributors
• Retailers
• Every household

 

B-FRESH is a new packaging solution and unique product on the active packaging market, not only a way to decrease food waste as the global concern but also as an alternative to existing environment harmful packaging materials.

 

Food waste

Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources

 

1.6 bilion tons/year

1.6 bilion tones/year of the food produced in the world goes to waste.

8% CO2

Food waste is an environmental problem. The food waste creates about 8% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

$1.2 trilion

Food waste is a huge financial problem. The food waste results in global financial losses of 1.2 trillion USD.

870 milion people

Food waste is a humanitarian problem. That food can be used to feed every undernourished person on the planet several times.

 

Project

•B-FRESH products are based on a bio polymer emulsion that contains active components with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

 

•The emulsion can be easily sprayed on any packaging material, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, wood, etc. Thus, a water resistant coating is formed, which prevents fresh food from fast rotting and spoilage.

 

•With B-FRESH our customers can extend fresh food shelf-life up to 100 %.

 

•The emulsion content can be modified according to customers’ needs to achieve targeted properties.

 

•Our products are made of biodegradable non-toxic components which are all on the GRAS list and are safe for humans and the environment.

Product – SPRAY

•B-FRESH products are based on a bio-polymer emulsion that contains active components with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

 

•The emulsion can be easily sprayed on any packaging material, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, wood, etc. Thus, a water resistant coating is formed, which prevents fresh food from fast rotting and spoilage.

Keywords:

Extended shelf-life

 

According to the tests performed in certified laboratory, B-Fresh prolongs shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables up to 100 %. Tests were performed on organic food- berries and salads, packed in cardboard boxes coated with B-Fresh. Tests proved efficiency of B-Fresh in protecting fresh food against rotting and spoilage.

 

Shelf-life of raspberry packed in boxes sprayed with B-Fresh was 8 days in comparison to 4 days for the control samples.

 

Shelf-life of green salad packed in boxes sprayed with B-Fresh was 8 days in comparison to 5 days for the control samples.

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Try our B-FRESH new packaging solution

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Meet our team

B-FRESH team are dedicated researches in the field of materials science
currently working at the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.