Maxwell Chase – a CSP Technologies, Inc. company that specialises in extending freshness and enhancing food safety with its unique packaging solutions for the food industry – will debut SeaWell™ Seafood Trays, a first-of-its-kind active packaging solution that significantly extends the shelf life of seafood, at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, March 11-13. Maxwell Chase will be located at Booth #1487.
The patent-pending SeaWell™ seafood trays feature integrated absorbent technology incorporated into wells at the bottom of trays to absorb excess fluids. This innovative technology reduces exposure to fluids and lessens potential damage to seafood products. The packaging system increases freshness and visual appeal, absorbs odours, and enhances safety.
Available in a signature blue colour and a variety of sizes for various capacities, SeaWell™ trays significantly extend shelf life for fresh seafood, in many cases by up to 50 percent or greater. The shelf life of frozen seafood also is extended; here, products can be packed frozen and then thawed in the same package maintaining product integrity, with resulting fluids absorbed in the tray’s wells – invisible to consumers, who enjoy a pristine product. Whether fresh or frozen, a key benefit is that geographic markets for seafood processors can be expanded.
Automation-friendly for high-speed production environments, the trays offer clear visibility of the packed product, promoting the exchange of authentic product and representing a ‘case-to-cook’ solution for easy execution in industrial kitchens.
“Quite simply, the new SeaWell seafood trays have the potential to revolutionise the seafood industry,” said Neal Watson, General Manager for Maxwell Chase. “They represent a game-changing technological breakthrough offering superior product protection for customers’ high-value seafood products. The result is extended market reach, enhanced brand recognition and improved consumer experiences.”