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|

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|

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 [...]

2019-05-21T12:20:44+00:00January 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 [...]

2019-05-21T12:38:43+00:00November 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 [...]

2019-05-21T12:39:56+00:00November 26th, 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. [...]

2019-05-21T12:42:07+00:00October 9th, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

2019-05-21T12:45:38+00:00July 16th, 2018|Blog|

NanoPack is moving to the next level: Pilot film production

One of NanoPack's goals is to produce an antimicrobial film that could be used for food packaging to prevent spoilage, thus increasing food shelf-life and reducing food waste. But what has been achieved one year from the start of the project? The main achievement was the successful scale-up for the film production. This was possible thanks [...]

2019-05-21T12:48:30+00:00March 12th, 2018|Blog, News|

The future of packaging is already here!

Intelligent and active packaging have emerged as new packaging systems. These technologies are changing the packaging’s passive role, of being just a container, to having a functional role to increase food shelf-life and monitor freshness. What are these packaging technologies about? Intelligent packaging with a time indicator Intelligent packaging uses an external or [...]

2019-05-21T13:39:08+00:00February 9th, 2018|Blog|