Combat RAtion Network for Technology Implementation. Polymeric Tray Manufacturability, Part 1 (Short Term Project - STP1002A)
Final rept. for Jan 1998
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICKNJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGY
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The polymeric tray replacement for the metal tray-can is an urgent program of great importance to the Military Services, especially since the metal cans are again showing evidence of premature deterioration. The U.S. Army Natick Research, Development Engineering Center has identified a polymeric container as replacement to the metal tray-can. On January 19-23, 1998, a production test was conducted at Star Foods Processing Inc, San Antonio, TX to quantify the manufacturability of selected products under documented production conditions. An assessment was made to the suitability of the prevailing military performance specifications versus the capability of the process. This document reports on the findings from that study and identified areas where the process was capable of producing within specification limits as well as areas where the process lacked this capability. Product from this production test were sent to the U.S. Army Natick Research, Development Engineering Center for further testing and evaluation of package integrity. The results of that study are not included in this report.
- Containers and Packaging
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies