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NanoPack project delivers shelf-life extending film, prepares for commercial launch

The EU-funded NanoPack project has developed flexible plastic food film with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to decelerate food spoilage, which it is now readying for market launch. After a series of antimicrobial efficacy tests, the new packaging was found to extend the shelf-life of bread, yellow cheese and cherries and maintain food quality and safety [...]

2019-12-16T10:03:13+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog|

NanoPack Final Newsletter

NanoPack Final Newsletter: Highlights from the Final Event View this email in your browser NanoPack Final Newsletter, December 2019 The NanoPack project has officially come to an end. We would like to thank you all for the support over the last 3 years! This newsletter presents the latest news and highlights from the final event of [...]

2019-12-16T09:37:39+00:00December 13th, 2019|Dissemination materials, News, Newsletters|

Increased surface area of halloysite nanotubes due to surface modification predicts lung inflammation and acute phase response after pulmonary exposure in mice.

Halloysite is a natural clay mineral that can occur in nature as rolled-up sheets of aluminum and silica, then called halloysite nanotubes (HNTs). HNTs can be used in food packaging. Loading of HNTs with essential oils and the subsequent incorporation into food packing material can increase the food shelf life, since essential oils have antimicrobial [...]

2019-12-12T10:56:50+00:00December 12th, 2019|Publications|

NanoPack at the EFFoST 2019 EU Collaboration Corner

During 33rd EFFoST conference, NanoPack was one of the EU funded projects participating in the EU Collaboration corner. NanoPack received a lot of attention as many delegates asked about the safety of food products and the environment when using packaging with nanotubes. Additionally, many were also interested in joining NanoPack for future collaboration both in terms [...]

2019-12-12T09:17:28+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

NanoPack at K2019

On October 16-23rd Frauhonfer IPA represented NanoPack at K2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. K2019 is world’s largest trade fair for polymers, materials, processing, equipment, application. An audience of approximately 300.000 was there including consultants, people from industry organisations, publishers and media. Visitors had the chance to meet the team behind the project at the NanoPack booth [...]

2019-12-12T09:17:09+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

NanoPack Webinar: Final Event Presentations and Interviews from Project Partners

The NanoPack Final Event was held together with the AIPIA World Congress on 18-19 November  2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The webinar consisting of one promotional video, three presentations and five short interviews is now available online:    

2019-12-12T10:33:03+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|

NanoPack’s Active Food Packaging Shows Impressive Results in Extending Food Shelf Life

The EU-funded project will reveal results proving NanoPack’s novel film’s ability to extend the shelf life of bread, cherries and yellow cheese, at the AIPIA Conference in Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 14, 2019 – the EU-funded NanoPack Project carried out a series of antimicrobial efficacy tests in different sites that proved NanoPack’s novel film’s [...]

2019-11-14T13:38:36+00:00November 14th, 2019|News, Press releases|

Exclusive: Fresh Horizons from New Packaging Technologies

Active packaging developments using nano-technologies, particularly, are set to increase the shelf life of baked goods significantly. Here is a look at one particular project helping to achieve these targets. Can new packaging technologies extend the shelf life and condition of baked goods? The short answer to that is, of course, yes. But that does [...]

2019-10-11T08:42:50+00:00September 24th, 2019|Blog|

NanoPack Third Newsletter

  NanoPack Third Newsletter, August 2019 NanoPack is a three-year EU project that is developing state-of-the-art active packaging solutions for perishable foods. As we reached the third year, this newsletter presents the latest developments and highlights from the project. NanoPack Webinar The NanoPack workshop ‘Nanotechnology: An untapped approach in food’, was organized by Citc-Cita. It [...]

2019-10-15T07:57:33+00:00August 1st, 2019|Dissemination materials, News, Newsletters|

NanoPack workshop: Presentations.

The NanoPack workshop "Nanotechnology: An untapped approach in food” was held on May 21st 2019 in Zaragoza, Spain. The webinar consisting of six presentations is now available online:

2019-07-24T14:40:19+00:00July 24th, 2019|Dissemination materials, News|