NanoPack is an EU-funded project that will develop state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods based on natural nanomaterials that will prevent food-borne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste caused by early spoilage.

The three-year project is aimed at demonstrating, validating and testing food-packaging products with antimicrobial surfaces based upon natural materials. NanoPack will address scientific, technological, economic, safety and regulatory challenges to ensure that consumers eventually will be able to benefit from this novel packaging.

NanoPack intends to develop, scale up and run pilot lines in operational industrial environments to manufacture antimicrobial polymer films that are commercially feasible and accepted by retailers and consumers alike.

Better performing, safer and ’smarter’ food packaging materials will position Europe as the leader in food nanotechnology and smart antimicrobial packaging and increase competitiveness and growth of the industry.

Project technical details

Start date: 1 January 2017

Duration: 3 years

Call: H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2016

Coordinator: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel