Mysuru: Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) has discovered the production technology of eco-friendly bags as an alternative to the plastic, and scientists have given information about the use of this technology on Thursday December 8 and released the technology to all.
DFRL Marketing Manager Santhosh Kumar said, DFRL’s technology is used to produce eco-friendly bags, straws, bowls, plates, etc., which naturally decomposes in the atmosphere within 180 days after use. Otherwise it will decompose in 45 to 60 days if put in bio-treatment plant. Bio degradable 5 kg carry bag is made using new technology. This will benefit for the daily use of common people and farmers. He said that it is a useful alternative to plastic.
Last week the DFRL launched 3 commercial products of new technology. Among its technologies for commercial use, soil soluble technology, Green Tech, milk test kit technology were launched at this conference.
At 3-day national conference organised by DFRL in a private hotel on future strategies for sustainment of defence forces in various terrains are planned. The conference has brought together food scientists, senior army officers, food entrepreneurs and academicians. The purpose of conference is to thoroughly discuss the experiences of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Armed Forces and try to solve them through modern technology.
Also undertake research and development to improve the operational efficiency of the Army, development of sustainable food packaging, hybrid technology for food processing and providing good food to the Army. DFRL, Mysuru has been researching ready-to-eat and nutritious foods for army and also finding nutritious food for astronauts traveling in space.