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Claire Koelsch Sand

Claire Koelsch Sand
Packaging Technology and Research

Ph.D.

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https://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/ Claire Sand is a Global Packaging Leader, Consultant, and Expert Witness with 30+ years of broad experience in the food and packaging spectrum.
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May 2022 Article from Food Technology Magazine
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Reclosable packaging for beverages evolved over the years sparked by 1950s patent filings. The 1970s brought roll-on closure options to beverages while the 1980s saw twist on-off closures go from high-density-polyethylene (HDPE) to polypropylene (PP) components on semi-rigid beverage cartons.
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APPLIED SCIENCE | Packaging FOODSERVICE PACKAGING IS attracting increased interest as more consumers opt for take-out and delivery, while operators continue to focus on food safety and efficiency behind the scenes. Packaging design and material science serves the front-of-house (FOH) and back-of-house (BOH) foodservice environments differently. In the front of the house, concerns about sustainability, delivery, and customer experience dictate packaging design and materials. However, in the back of the house, operational efficiencies and employee use are the driving factors for packaging decisions. Optimizing BOH Operations Demands on packaging for BOH foodservice operations show no signs of lessening. Packaging that facilitates food safety remains paramount. As supply chain disruptions occur, fine-tuned outer or tertiary packaging is critical to ensuring that food and ingredients arriving BOH are in peak condition and in stock when needed. For example, tertiary packaging that can retain refrigerated or frozen temperatures longer when intermittently and inadvertently stored out of cold conditions provides an extra level of food safety and quality. This results in more food that arrives BOH in acceptable condition and fewer out-of-stocks. Packaging optimization is also crucial as supply chain shortages extend from food ingredients to packaging. Optimization of tertiary packaging to allow for multiple products on the same pallet or higher pallet density improves pallet efficiency, decreases transit costs, and lowers the carbon footprint of the packaging. Likewise, packaging that is minimal and/or can be minimized or stacked and readily sorted for use can help maximize limited BOH operational space. Employee-Centered Packaging While foodservice customer levels commonly have peaked at mealtimes, the peaks and valleys are more pronounced now than they were before COVID-19. This has resulted in higher demand for packaging that focuses on assisting BOH employees in food preparation. Employee-centered packaging can optimize employee time and energy by reducing preparation time and training, aiding meal preparation, and easing worker stress. This type of packaging demands design innovation as well as advanced material science
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March 2022 Article from Packaging Digest Magazine

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May 2022 Article from Food Technology Magazine
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Reclosable packaging for beverages evolved over the years sparked by 1950s patent filings. The 1970s brought roll-on closure options to beverages while the 1980s saw twist on-off closures go from high-density-polyethylene (HDPE) to polypropylene (PP) components on semi-rigid beverage cartons.
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APPLIED SCIENCE | Packaging FOODSERVICE PACKAGING IS attracting increased interest as more consumers opt for take-out and delivery, while operators continue to focus on food safety and efficiency behind the scenes. Packaging design and material science serves the front-of-house (FOH) and back-of-house (BOH) foodservice environments differently. In...
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March 2022 Article from Packaging Digest Magazine
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January 2022 Article from IFT Food Technology Magazine
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January 2021 Packaging Digest Article
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November 2021 Article from Food Technology Magazine
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In this interview, Flexible Packaging discusses emerging issues around food waste and packaging with Claire Koelsch Sand, owner and CEO at Packaging Technology and Research. Topics include food waste packaging trends, film materials and how the circular economy tidal wave intersects with flexible packaging's mission of extending shelf-life. The U.S...
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October 2021 Article from Food Technology Magazine
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September 2021 Article from Food Technology Magazine With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach ou...
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September 2021 Packaging Digest Article With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand...
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Slack fill has new relevance since California regulations have revised exemptions and widened the scope from food to nonfood categories. The rationale behind the need for slack-fill regulations is that they protect consumers and disable using package size as unfair competition. This reasoning can be seen in the titles of the slack-fill regulations:...
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@ Evelyn Watts and I authored the latest #IFT Food Technology magazine article on “Packaging to Protect Seafood Quality”. We explore #packaging that can increase shelf life by reducing microbial growth, enabling rapid freezing, inhibiting freezer burn, and reducing drip loss.
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Help Fuel this Industry NGO Circular Economy Initiative – Find out more and take the survey by July 20th
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June 2021 Food Technology Article With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on Lin...
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Packaging innovations along the #foodpackaging value chain – from in-field packaging, to MAP, moisture barriers and TTI’s – bring fresh #produce to people. Read my IFT #FoodTechnology article to dive into noteworthy applications that are exceeding expectations. Special thank you to @JasonVandeloo at Belmark for support on this article : https://www...
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April 2021 Article in Food Technology Magazine With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to D...
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April 2021 Packaging Digest Article With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on L...
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Antimicrobial Packaging has Superpowers to achieve a longer shelf life, cleaner labels, and safer food. Learn about the 4 types of antimicrobials used in packaging in Packaging Digest article: https://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/antimicrobials-grant-superpowers-to-food-packaging.html
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Multilayer packaging makes its mark with superior barriers and advances in recyclability. Thank you to the Kuraray team - @Dana Maya and @Edjard Chow – for their insights on this FT column. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients...
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February 2021 How to Pick a Co-Packing Partner from IFT Magazine. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your busines...
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February 2021 Packaging Digest Article With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on...
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Webcast presentation from the IuFost Scientific Roundtable Discussion #7. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect yo...
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January 2021 Packaging Digest Article With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand on L...
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My latest #IFT Food Technology magazine column speaks to sustainable reusable #FoodPackaging, focusing on the 4 types of reusable packaging. #foodscience https://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/orchestrating-more-sustainable-reusable-food-packaging.html
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With the healthy-lifestyle-inspired decline in food preservatives along with lengthened supply chains, active packaging is working harder to keep food fresh and safe for consumers. But before we dive in, a little terminology lesson is in order because active packaging and intelligent packaging are often confused. The difference is that active packa...
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A blend of shelf-life considerations, efficiencies factors, consumer convenience, and brand presence is required to find the packaging sweet spot for confectionery. Read my latest IFT Food Technology magazine article to learn the history and dynamics of candy packaging, focusing on packaging of chocolate bars, chewing gum and mints, and specialty c...
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Developing more nutrient‐rich, sustainable food supply chains aligns with the co‐benefits of tackling malnutrition and minimizing food loss and waste. While food waste and nutrient loss as a function of food waste and processing have separately been a topic of much previous research, nutrient loss as a function of both processing and food waste fro...
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October 2020 article from Food Technology Magazine With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out...
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October 2020 Article from Packaging Digest With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr Sand...
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Food Packaging Exper Discloses Exciting Developments and Issues from Packaging Digest. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this artic...
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Not Heavy metal-but still good! Metal innovations in packaging allow more material efficiency, design options, and offer unique antimicrobial and Susceptor properties.
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Life Cycle Assessments - Learn the scope pitfalls of to be aware of and the pros and cons of various approaches, LCA determination methods and types of LCAs, including forensic, comprehensive, and streamlined approaches.
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Shift20 Scientific Program Preview. Food Packaging Aplenty at IFT20 in June 2020 Food Technology Magazine
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May 2020 Article in Food Technology Magazine. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr...
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April 2020 Article in Food Technology Magazine With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to D...
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Packaging sustainability concepts have co-evolved with the increasing incorporation of the principles of sustainable development at various levels within industrial and organizational platforms. Currently, pollution from plastics, packaging-related waste, declining air, soil, and water quality, climate change, and other contemporary challenges are...
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January 2020 Article from Food Technology Magazine
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December 2019 Article from Food Technology Magazine.
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November 2019 Article from Food Technology Magaizine. With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach...
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October 2019 Article, Food Technology Magazine With 30 years of experience across the food science and packaging spectrum, Dr Claire Sand through her company, Packaging Technology & Research, offers clients solutions using Strategy, Technology, Consulting and Coaching. Want to know more about how this article affect your business? Reach out to Dr...
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September 2019 Article from IFT's Food Technology Magazine
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Packaging design, migration from packaging, packaging solutions to food waste, and emerging packaging technologies were showcased at this year's annual event. IFT19 sessions, exhibits, and posters demonstrated the impact packaging has on food preservation. Here is a brief recap of packaging-related events and exhibits at the annual event in New Orl...
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Migration from packaging into food is a topic of much research. There is a growing need to enhance migration research to ensure that Intentionally Added Substances (IAS) and Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) migrants into food are controlled. This rationale is multifaceted and encompasses value chain dynamics, recycling, the use of Food Sim...
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Read my latest Food Technology column “Raising the Bar: High-Barrier Polymers” for a deep dive into how to achieve barriers to protect food. Demand is growing for high-barrier packaging due to clean label tand the need for extended shelf life to decrease food waste. https://www.packagingtechnologyandresearch.com/raising-the-bar-high-barrier-polymer...
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Consumer are demanding clean label products. Packaging is here to help! Packaging that enables quality to be retained during product freezing and that meets alternative processing technology needs and active packaging can extend the shelf life of clean label products. Read “Packaging Solutions for Clean Label Products” in Food Technology. Check out...
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IFT 2016 Session: Research needs in intelligent food packaging to reduce food waste and food fraud and market food by Dr. Claire Sand
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This past month I authored the article “Reducing the Cost of Food Packaging” in Food Technology. Innovative design, material science, agility, and purchasing savvy are needed to optimize savings. Discover how companies like WestRock (westrock.com), Ball Corp.,(ball.com) and Arcelor Mittal (arcelormittal.com) are reducing the cost of food packaging!...
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Societal Factors Influence Packaging T hree societal factors—social responsibility, health, and virtual decision making—are influencing food packaging decisions. Formal connections that link the value of post-consumer packaging to more sustainable package design exist, but in their absence, package design anthropocentrism (social influence and worl...
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Overview of Packaging Sustainability for Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables Achieving More Sustainable Packaging MAP for Fruits And Vegetables Alternative Polymer Materials for MAP of Fruits and Vegetables and Sustainability Conclusion
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Sealing, Heat Sheet, PetG Shelf Life Shock Skin Packaging Slitting and Rewinding Machine Smart Blending Technology Smart Packaging Smart Packaging Technologies for Beverage Products Socioeconomic Driving Forces of Food Packaging Sous Vide or Cook/Chill Food Products Specifications and Quality Assurance Standup Flexible Pouches Staples Static Contro...

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