Tara Minerals Corp. is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of intellectual property for the preservation and protection of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers during extended periods of shipping and storage. The mining assets and the newly acquired packaging assets will be held under separate subsidiaries.
The acquisition is comprised of patents, trademarks and other intellectual property in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Japan, and Chile regarding systems and methods for packaging of bulk quantities of fresh produce and flowers incorporating modified atmosphere packaging. The acquisition also includes pending applications throughout the world regarding the active treatment of modified atmosphere packaging.
The commercially demonstrated SmartPac system replaces industry-standard shipping cartons with a sealed see-through container system that preserves produce in virtually the same condition it was in when newly picked, for up to one month during shipment or storage. The packaging system reduces spoilage, extends market reach to far-away customers, and opens up cheaper (ship/rail vs. air) transportation options. The SmartPac system also improves food safety through an efficient mechanism for the distribution of anti-microbial agents, which deter mold, disease and infestation while in transit or in storage.
The solution caters to the quality needs and wants of the end user, opens up new distribution channels, improves the logistics service to customers, and enables lower system-wide costs. The SmartPac solution will be made available for the packing, storage and shipment of bulk quantities of produce to growers, packers and end-users.
About Tara Minerals Corp.
Tara Minerals continues to advance the US and Mexico mining projects. The patented SmartPac bulk produce packaging system is available for generic industry applications and for licensing towards its world-wide application.