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Consumers Show Willingness to Adopt Nanotechnology in Active Food Packaging

The EU-funded NanoPack project completed an extensive research to examine how active food packaging technologies are perceived by consumers and retailers. Munich, February 14, 2019 – Consumers are showing a growing readiness to use innovative nanotechnology-based solutions in the food packaging industry, according to an extensive research carried out in Europe and Asia by the [...]

2019-02-18T08:44:18+00:00 February 14th, 2019|News|

Nanotechnology in food packaging

Nanotechnology has a broad spectre of applications, including sensors, pharmaceutical and drug products, aerospace industry and many more. It is not yet widely used in the food area, but also here nanotechnology is predicted to have an important impact. Areas that could potentially benefit from nanotechnology are agriculture, food packaging, supplements and processing. “Nano” is [...]

2019-01-31T10:28:38+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Blog|

The first pilot scale production of NanoPack packaging films takes place at Constantia Flexibles

The first pilot scale production of NanoPack packaging films were produced at the production site of Constantia Flexibles (CFlex) in Vienna, Austria. Two different NanoPack packaging films were produced, a multilayer polyethylene cast film and an extrusion coated aluminum foil. Polymer resins containing halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) loaded with a mixture of natural essential oils were [...]

2018-11-27T12:56:12+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Blog|

New promising shelf-life extension results in bread by CTIC-CITA

After the rewarding results from cherries tests, which you can check in our earlier post, there come results from new bread trials. This month several trials have been performed on bread and, specifically, on a bread recipe from the Portuguese bakery Pão de Gimonde (wheat-bread loaves of 300 g with 60 % hydration), produced at Ctic [...]

2018-11-26T12:52:30+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Blog|

Tests with cherries packed in standard film and NanoPack film by Ctic Cita

Ctic Cita is a technological centre devoted to attend the research and technical needs required in the agro-food industry. Among the main challenges faced by the industry, which therefore Ctic Cita assumes as its own, it is worth highlighting the following 4 challenges: These challenges are the driving force behind Ctic Cita’ s will to join [...]

2018-11-27T13:13:38+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Blog|

Active And Intelligent Packaging In Bakery

If what we in the profession call Active packaging – those that can extend shelf life, monitor condition of products, indicate that condition, or stabilize product condition for extended periods – do their job properly, then that is a Smart solution. All Active and Intelligent Packaging (A&IP) is Smart, from a certain point of view. [...]

2018-10-09T12:07:43+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Blog|

NanoPack – Project meeting at Constantia Flexibles (CFlex) in Vienna, Austria

On the 4 – 6th September 2018, the NanoPack Work Packaging Leader Meeting was held at Constantia Flexibles (CFlex) in Vienna, Austria. The main objective during these 3 days was to review the project’s progress. For each work package, the main results, challenges and possible solutions, and the activity planning for the next 6 months [...]

2018-09-18T08:51:41+00:00 September 18th, 2018|News|

NanoPack – Finalist of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2018

NanoPack is happy to announce that the project has been named one of the four finalists in the Resource Efficiency category of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2018. NanoPack is selected because of its sustainable solutions for enhancing food safety by inhibiting growth of microbes in food products, which will prevent early spoilage and foodborne [...]

2018-09-13T14:18:32+00:00 September 13th, 2018|News|

Plastics Be Damned!

This blog post was contributed by Andrew Manly, Communications Director at the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA). The NanoPack project to create a new generation of antimicrobial flexible plastics food packaging is an excellent example of how the industry is responding, and has been responding for decades, to the demands for better management [...]

2018-07-16T09:45:06+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Blog|

NanoPack First Newsletter

A word from the coordinator I welcome you to the first NanoPack e-newsletter. The NanoPack project aims to develop state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions based on natural nanomaterials to extend the shelf-life of perishable foods and reduce waste. I am excited to share with you progress we made during the first year of the project. We [...]

2018-04-24T09:33:54+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Dissemination materials, News|