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shelf life

[′shelf ‚līf]
(engineering)
The time that elapses before stored food, chemicals, batteries, and other materials or devices become inoperative or unusable due to age or deterioration.

storage life, shelf life

The time period for which a material (such as a packaged adhesive or sealant) can be stored, under specified temperature conditions, and remain suitable for use.

shelf life

The time period during which an adhesive, coating, sealant, or the like, can be stored (under specified conditions) and remain suitable for use.

shelf life

The period of time a material can be stored and remain suitable for use. The storage conditions are one of the determining factors for shelf life.
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If you're not sure whether you have identified all your shelf-life items, contact the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center (PSCC).
Considering that aseptic filling process is not practiced for pasteurized milk in Brazilian market, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of this technology on the shelf-life of this product packed in HDPE bottles, submitted to three pasteurization temperatures.
By using a single gas or mixture of gases, it is possible to extend the shelf-life of the product in a safe, reliable and hygienic way, while, in some instances, enhancing the product's overall appearance.
This offers plant managers a continuous status of the projected shelf-life performance as well as the capability of proactively handling key bottle parameters to maximise the shelf-life of containers in production.
A significantly shorter timeframe for developing products with the desired shelf-life provides numerous benefits to manufacturers: the route to market for new products is shortened, costs reduced and quality maintained.
Bottlers and bottle makers currently rely on a variety of lengthy calculation methods to determine shelf-life. The Model 10 graphically displays projected shelf-life based on user-specified CO2 loss limit.
All shelf-life material is either Type I or Type II.
We developed a one-part addition curing HCR suitable for extrusion with a shelf-life of up to six months, which makes the product ready-to-use for the manufacturer.
Comvince owner and packaging specialist Jorg Weltert said; "That ConviTray[R] can withstand temperatures up to 240[degrees]C and can be pasteurized for longer shelf-life make it a real innovation for ready meal production.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American Shelf-life Extension Food Additives Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $106.0 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $197.8 million in 2018.
TYPE II ITEMS HAVE ASSIGNED SHELF-LIFE PERIODS THAT MAY BE EXTENDED AFTER INSPECTIONS, TESTS, OR RESTORATION.
According to a 7-year study from Valensa International, the shelf-life of the company's Zanthin natural astaxanthin has been extended to a minimum of 4 years.