WayCool Foods partners with IIT Hyderabad, to develop antimicrobial food packaging

WayCool distributes its wide range of fresh produce and staples to nearly 20,000 retail outlets, as well as institutional clients.
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Farm-to-fork supply chain start-up WayCool Foods has signed a three year MoU with Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, to develop antimicrobial food packaging material by using biopolymers.

The objective was to develop an economically viable and biodegradable packaging that would retain the freshness of fruits and vegetables longs, leading to a reduction in food wastage across the supply chain by 20 per cent, the statement said.

It is also planning to invest Rs two million over a period of three years of this association.

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"The association with IIT Hyderabad to co-develop a sustainable alternate packaging solution further supplements our in-house research and development and innovation efforts",  said , Vignesh Kumar Manogaran, EVP, WayCool Foods.

WayCool distributes its wide range of fresh produce and staples to nearly 20,000 retail outlets, as well as institutional clients.

"Biopolymer is an environmentally friendly food packaging material.We are happy to collaborate with WayCool Foods to develop this unique solution to enhance product shelf-life and also reducing the overall carbon footprint related to food packaging", added Mudrika Khandelwal, The Cellulose Group (Head), IIT Hyderabad.

The packaging material would enhance the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, the statement said.

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