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Spreafico Automation and University of Milan join forces


Spreafico Automation, a leading company in the designing, building and marketing of filling and packaging systems for the coffee industry, has established a partnership with the Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l’Ambiente of Università degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan’s Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences) for the study of the properties of self-protected capsules and the role of protective atmospheres in the shelf life. It is a mutually beneficial collaboration between academia and industry, which could contribute to technological advancements in the portioned coffee market.
The protagonists: Spreafico Automation and Università degli Studi di Milano The research team from the University of Milan that takes part in the project is directed by the associate professor in the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS), prof. Sara Limbo and will be able to apply their experience and knowledge in the field of packaging for the food industry. DeFENS is not new to partnerships with the production sector, having led projects that would contribute to the scientific progress and, at the same time, would yield positive results for the industrial world. For its part, Spreafico has provided a platform to develop the study: a fully automated machine that, as usual for the company, has been designed and built in its plant in
Calolziocorte, Lecco, and has been configured to fully meet the requirements of the university research team. The company supports the project with a financial contribution as well, being able to take advantage of the study’s results, which are covered by confidentiality clauses. Spreafico Automation, a company that already has a profound experience in the industry, will be able to acquire a unique know-how in the field of self-protected capsules and in their behavior according to type and different use conditions. In practice, this means they will be able to better orient the customer, with a deeper knowledge than any other competitor on the market. For further details, please contact