MonoSol, specialists in water-soluble polymer-based films, has developed a new film packaging technology that dissolves when water is added.
The packaging system is a water soluble, edible pouch engineered from MonoSol’s Vivos films. The pouch disappears and releases its contents when exposed to hot or cold liquids, with the dissolved film safe to be consumed along with the food.
MonoSol states the patent pending edible film formulation is composed of a proprietary blend of food grade ingredients. The film is transparent and reportedly has no smell or taste when consumed. It is said to offer good oxygen barrier properties and has robust enough to enable real-world usage with various foods and forming of bags/pouches using existing converting technologies.
According to MonoSol, the benefit to consumers will be “on-the-go convenience, in addition to portion control and sustainability in terms of not having to throw away the package.” Specific examples for the use of the edible film system include fruit drinks, work out supplements, instant teas and coffees, soups, hot chocolate, pasta, cooking aids, dyes, enzymes, vitamin fortifiers and yeasts to mention a few.