NanoPack to present novel food packaging for extended food shelf life at the Anuga FoodTec trade show.
March 7, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff
At the upcoming Anuga FoodTec 2018 trade show in Cologne, Germany on March 20-23, 2018, NanoPack says it will presents its novel food packaging film that will extend food shelf life by an extra three weeks.
The European Union-funded project will reveal the results of new antimicrobial efficacy tests that proved NanoPack’s novel film’s ability to extend bread shelf life by an extra three weeks.
During the trade fair, NanoPack will hold a special presentation on developing state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions to improve food safety and reduce food waste. The presentation by Dr. Frederik De Bruyn, business development manager of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, which is part of the NanoPack consortium, will take place on Thursday, March 22 at 10:30AM.
The presentation will highlight NanoPack’s efforts to develop and demonstrate antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods based on natural nanomaterials that will prevent food-borne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste caused by early spoilage.
Visitors are invited to NanoPack stand #E062, Hall 4.2 to learn more about the project and how nanotechnology in food packaging helps reduce food waste.
A first round of antimicrobial efficacy tests has demonstrated the NanoPack film’s ability to inhibit mold growth on food-additive free bread.
Breads that were inoculated with relevant-mold spores and packed with NanoPack’s innovative film insert had no mold growing for up to 27 days post packaging.
“The tests results confirmed the ability of our antimicrobial packaging solutions to significantly extend shelf life, improve food safety and reduce food waste,” says NanoPack coordinator Ester Segal, and associate professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. “We are currently getting ready for the second round of testing with newer and more sophisticated film formats to expand these promising results to other perishable foods and further improve performance.”
NanoPack is an EU-funded project which aims to develop and demonstrate solutions for extending food shelf life through using novel antimicrobial surfaces applied in active food packaging products.
NanoPack intends to develop, scale up and run pilot lines in operational industrial settings to manufacture and validate antimicrobial polymer films that are commercially feasible and accepted by retailers and consumers alike. Partners in NanoPack are: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (project coordinator); Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium); Carmel Olefins Ltd. (Israel); Constantia Flexibles International (Austria); Dawn Meats (Ireland); Tommen Gram (Norway); Asociacion para la investigacion desarrollo e innovacion del sector agroalimentario (AIDISA) (Spain); Arla Foods (Denmark); Vertech Group (France); Pão de Gimonde (Portugal); DHI (Denmark); Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IAP and Fraunhofer IVV (Germany); Active & Intelligent Packaging Association (the Netherlands); National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) (Denmark); European Food Information Council (Belgium); European Federation of Food Science and Technology, Netherlands; Aarhus University MAPP Centre (Denmark), and; Agora Partners (Israel).
Information on NanoPack is available at https://www.nanopack.eu/.