Accession Number : AD1030669


Title :   Nanotechnology for the Solid Waste Reduction of Military Food Packaging


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Apr 2008,01 Jan 2015


Corporate Author : Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Natick United States


Personal Author(s) : Ratto,Jo Ann ; Lucciarini,Jeanne ; Wright,Alan ; Niedzwiecki,Jason ; Lee,Claire ; Favreau,Nicole ; Altmeyer,Robin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030669.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 162


Abstract : This effort demonstrates and validates nanocomposite packaging for military rations to decrease the amount of solid waste for the military. This investigation focused on the Meal Bag for the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE), the non-retort food pouch for the MRE and the retort pouch for the MRE. These nanocomposite packaging systems were evaluated to ensure that all performance objectives were met in terms of shelf life, rough handling, and storage. Tests conducted included storage studies, insect infestation, recyclability, and transportation studies.


Descriptors :   test methods , materials testing , nanocomposites , solid wastes , Rations , packaging , quality assurance , Nanotechnology , Reduction


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE