Welcome and FA0904 in short

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    Nanotechnology can give impetus to industries no longer competitive, as well as cultivate totally new industries. In spite of the potential, most examples of nanotechnology in packaging in specific can be found outside of Europe. To enhance Europe's competitiveness, top level research and development work is needed. We have to overcome various barriers by providing and generating information on nanotechnology, and by verifying that various claims are justified. Public trust and acceptance are the factors determining the success of nanotechnology in packaging. Our goal is to promote awareness among the public and authorities on the safe use of nanomaterials for food packaging. European Commission published January 2011 a new regulation on food contact plastic materials. New technologies that engineer substances in particle size that exhibit properties differing from those at a larger scale should be assessed on a case-by-case basis as regards their risk until more is known. This Action aims at exploiting the potential of polymer nanotechnology in the area of food packaging treating (PNFP) in a complete way the needs of the users, such as health, environment, taste, cost and the specific requirements of the industry. The idea is to look at the life cycle of the PNFP by the combined efforts of research and industrial groups. The Action will identify the barriers that prevent the successful development of PNFP and will indicate the strategies to proceed further. The goal of WG 1 is to consider new polymer nanomaterials for food packaging, breakthroughs and knowledge likely leading to success. This workshop helps indicating the areas of nanotechnology with significant activities. This Action requires also an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, the Otaniemi Campus with a community of over 32.000 people and featuring a mix of research organizations, academic institutions and companies from start-ups to multinational corporations is an appropriate location for this workshop. With this, also on behalf of VTT, I would like to welcome You all to this workshop.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNovel nanostructured polymeric materials for food packaging and beyond
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop: Book of Abstracts
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7605-0
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7604-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventNovel nanostructured polymeric materials for foodpackaging and beyond: International Workshop - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 15 Sept 201116 Sept 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    WorkshopNovel nanostructured polymeric materials for foodpackaging and beyond


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