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.
|Workshop||Novel nanostructured polymeric materials for foodpackaging and beyond|
|Period||15/09/11 → 16/09/11|