Taking nanotechnology into future packaging

 29 Mar 2018

The Nano Pack Project is an EU project around nanotechnology in packaging. “Nanopack is a nice project about developing antimicrobial packaging solutions to prevent food spoilage,” says Tim Devlamynck at Nano Pack. “We use essential oils, which are natural antimicrobials extracted from plants like oregano, for example. These compounds were known as antimicrobials for years, but we could never use them in packaging as during processing they evaporated, meaning that you ended up producing polymer films with holes. So here the innovative aspect is that we use nanotubes, which are based on a clay found in nature that occurs in the shape of tubes. This is quite a breakthrough. You could compare to normal PET but we offer an extended shelf-life because of the increased antimicrobial properties.”
 

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