Nanotechnologies that enhance packaging materials for extended food shelf-life are a burgeoning research area. Peter Hatto, an expert in nanotechnology standardisation, and Stuart MacLachlan, of the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, discuss the basis for strong quality control to accompany the trend.
A 30-year project to harmonise EU legislation on food-contact plastics is nearly at an end. Dr Alistair Irvine, Principle Consultant in Food Packaging Safety at Pira International, in Leatherhead, UK, reports.
Dr Thomas Seidel of AMC Managing Complexity GmbH, and Dr Reik Donner, from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, both in Germany, discuss applying tracking systems in the packaging manufacturing process.
As interest in packaging materials that extend food shelf-life grows, Barry Park of the UK Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network explores the potential for using nanotechnology to help reduce food waste.
In the world of premium spirits packaging, strong branding, luxury and unique features are a given. Design consultancy Webb deVlam, London, UK, navigates Bombay Sapphire gin’s distinctive history, culminating in a novel limited edition line.