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October 2017

Industry user PepsiCo Explores Future Food Products

Global food and beverage giant PepsiCo has been using the Foundry to explore some useful and novel solutions for barrier enhancement in their flexible packaging materials. Representatives from PepsiCo’s R&D division connected with Berkeley Lab scientists at a 2010 bio-energy conference, and after that forged ongoing relationships with both the ALS and the Molecular Foundry. 

PepsiCo has been using ALS x-ray tomography beamline 8.3.2 to understand more about the chemical structure and behavior of their starch-based snack foods, with the goal of creating a whole new category of snacks. 

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