The company ifoodbag AB is in the business of food grocery bags conducts research and development of composite materials, closure function and a ColdPack within food retail business.
Intelligent paper carrier bag "ifoodbag" reduces need for additives in food. Co-operating with the research institute Innventia, ifoodbag – a spin-off from KTH – is developing a food bag made of paper that can refrigerate and freeze provisions for up to 24 hours. The concept entails simpler and cheaper transport of refrigerated goods, less food waste, increased quality of foodstuffs and less need for additives. The concept that will be developed by ifoodbag is a system consisting of a paper carrier bag that can refrigerate and freeze provisions for up to 24 hours. The cost of the bag will be on a par with the cost of conventional paper carrier bags. This system enables all foodstuffs to be maintained at high quality.
The system is based on principles of \"lean production\", i.e. optimal handling of available resources. The benefits of the concept are: simplified and thus cheaper distribution of provisions which currently require refrigerated transport, less food waste, and thereby reduced environmental impact and reduced costs, as well as ultimately increased quality of, and less need for, additives in the food products that reach the end consumer.