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Snack Densification

RFI-170118

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Xinova seeks the disclosure of inventions for the design of densely packaged snacks.

The cost of a snack product is highly dependent on its packaging. Fragile snacks with irregular shapes are typically packaged in flexible, gas-filled bags. While this type of packaging exclusively uses inexpensive materials and is efficient for high speed filling, the large volume of air reduces the efficiency of shipping and storing the filled bag. 

Additionally, air-filled flexible packaging solutions create excess dead space, allow for the settling of the snacks over time, and result in unavoidable damage to the product before reaching the consumer.

There are some notable designs for densely packaged snacks. For example, some fabricated snacks have been designed to overcome the above issues by minimizing snack breakage and the amount of air, as in sheeted potato chips such as Pringles® and Stax®. These snack products are specially crafted for regularity in size and shape.

Xinova seeks inventions for the design of regularly shaped snack products that eliminate the packaging issues caused by irregularly shaped snacks.

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