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  • Insect Repellent – An Overview

    Published on July 26, 2021
    As bugs swarm in some parts of the world, we look at bug repellents that can help protect us from biting insects.

  • Packaging – Active Biofilms, Biofilms, And Films

    Published on July 12, 2021
    In this series, we're exploring packaging ingredients. In this post, we'll take a look at terms that will help us better understand packaging ingredients and emerging packaging technology: active biofilms, biofilms, and films.

  • Packaging – Plant-based Plastics

    Published on June 28, 2021
    In this series, we explore packaging ingredients. This post looks at plant-based plastics poised to replace some of the petroleum-based plastic packaging products.

  • Packaging – Plastic Wrap

    Published on June 21, 2021
    In this series, we explore packaging ingredients. In this post, we look at the main ingredients that make up the food-safe plastic wrap we use at home.

  • Food, Medicine, & Cosmetic Packaging – Overview

    Published on June 14, 2021
    We’re all familiar with packaging. In this series, we explore the packaging used on our food, medicine & cosmetic items. In this post, we take an overview of packaging and ingredients that come into contact with products we use and consume daily.

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