Clear nanocomposite barrier films for brand impact

A transparent nanocomposite film, composed of clay and polyethylenimine (PEI), has been produced as a potential alternative gas barrier to metal foil for food packaging. The film's main appeal is its optical transparency of 86%, which make it ideal for branding purposes.
grocery shopping in "Keep-fresh" bag based on corn starch. image courtesy Naku, Vienna, Austria

PLA – straight out of production

A three-year, 1.6 million euro project has sought to make firms more familiar with processing bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) polymers in packaging applications.
fruit in PLA trays with lids. Image courtesy of Natura

Breaking knowledge barriers - PLA food packaging

Scientists in France hope to gain improved understanding of the interaction between polylactic acid (PLA)-based food packaging and its contents, to help PLA manufacturers optimise the material for enhanced shelf-life.

Adhesives in Extreme Environments

Please note that there is a replacement presentation in the Spring Seminar on 7 April 2011.

SMEA Members' Dinner

Reminder for SMEA members about the Members' Dinner