In this project, SP GROUP tackled the issue of active plastic in a consortium of seven companies that worked together for three years. The project was set up with the objective of lessening and/or controlling deterioration in packaged fresh foods, thereby increasing their commercial shelf life and ensuring their quality and safety.

Active packaging is principally based on the addition of active ingredients (natural and synthetic ingredients), antioxidants, antibacterial agents, oxygen and volatile-organic-compound absorbers.