SHELF-LIFE MANAGEMENT IN COLD CHAIN PROCESS
FreshSurety Corp. announced a technology trial of its AssuredFreshness reporting service, which uses disposable electronic sensors to measure produce-generated organic compounds to determine freshness and remaining shelf life at each stage of the cold chain. AssuredFreshness enables first-expiry-first-out inventory, big data analytics and metric-based management to improve supply chain effectiveness. The technology trial will demonstrate AssuredFreshness’ ability to predict remaining shelf life of individual strawberry flats, from harvest to retail location.
REAL-TIME VOLUME LTL QUOTES
project44 introduced new capabilities designed to enable real-time and fully automated Volume LTL quotes. This solution is said to be the industry’s only access point to real-time Volume LTL rates, dropping the time it takes to quote shipments to nanoseconds. project44’s capacity provider network currently includes API-based connectivity with carriers like FedEx Freight, Old Dominion, Sunset Pacific, UPS Freight and YRC Freight.
100% RECYCLABLE FOLDING CARTONS
PaperWorks introduced three new coated recycled board Kraftback folding carton options, engineered as 100% recycled alternatives to virgin kraft. The new MasterWorks Ultra 100 line includes Kraftback (general folding carton use), Kraftback Beverage (treated to provide tear strength for beverage applications) and Kraftback Freeze (moisture resistant for refrigerator or freezer applications). The MasterWorks Ultra 100 Kraftback cartons offer higher topside brightness and a wider caliper range and are FSC-certified and FDA-compliant for direct food contact.
PaperWorks Industries, Inc.