Welcome to the Beta Test site for real-time detection and certification for direct food-contact thermoplastic packaging products. These technologies are grounded in research and intellectual property provided in Detection in Thermoplastics, US Patent, 20140332994 A1; published November 13, 2014, by Inventors: Jeffrey Danes and Keith Vorst; see https://www.google.com/patents/Featured Beta Test: Real-Time Detection of Toxic Elements
The graph shows the Parts Per Million (PPM) sum of four regulated elements:
Lead, Chromium, Cadmium, Mercury as Total Elements.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) limits the acceptable amounts of contamination in specific consumer products. The State of California Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act of 2006 prohibits intentional introduction of heavy metals into packaging and limits incidental levels to a total of 100 PPM by weight.
The current example is detectining five toxic elements (Lead, Chromium, Cadmium, Mercury, and Antimony) in food-grade thermoplastic packaging made from recycled thermoplastic materials, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, rPET. The Beta test is operating 24/7 in real-time on an extrusion line producing food-contact polyethylene terephthalate rPET sheet at ~150 feet per minute, in a large thermoplastic packaging manufacturing facility. (To protect confidentialy, data shown are delayed by 24 hours).Next Generation Technologies for Certifying Direct Food-Contact Thermoplastic Packaging
Next generation technologies include various methods of contamination detection (organic and inorganic) and methods of
certifying claims of percentage of recycled thermoplastic content in finished product. Unique features of the real-time process
include rapid screening of organic and inorganic contamination for quality control, traceability,
and automated certification and verification of certification:
1) Rapid Screening
2) Organic and Inorganic Contamination Detection
3) Quality Control
5) Automated Certification
All data arrays and thermoplastic pattern signatures are stored in secure data centers; the stored data arrays and patterns serve as signatures or "finger prints". This unique identification (ID) ties the finished thermoplastic product to the conversion line's manufacturing data, such as date/time of production; measurements of volatile organic compounds and inorganic metallic contamination; and target level of the percentage of recycled materials. All relevant sensor data, information, and pattern signatures are digitally stored in a secure database. Storing and retrieving thermoplastic identification patterns (signatures) provide documentation and traceability for thermoplastic content certification and verification of certification.
Echo-Pac West is a strategic partnership between Dialogr Technologies in San Luis Obispo, California and Echo-Pac Inc in Otterbein, Indiana.
Dialogr Technologies is a systems integrator and information sciences company. Our distinctive competencies include data science and analytics, software and hardware integration. Data analytics include advanced work in mathematical modelling, artificial neural networks, pattern recognition and other big data tools. Our services include automated food-saftey certification processes
Echo-Pac Inc offers batch testing and product content validation services. We specialize in the assessment of recycled package contaminant migration, biodegradation and composting. Other services include package design with focus on material reduction and shipping efficiency.
Other strategic partners include:
1. World-Class manufacturers of organic and inorganic sensor technologies;
2. State-of-the art software and information service support;
3. Large thermoplastic packaging manufacturers who service America's major retailers and ship product worldwide.
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