The rising consumer demand for improved quality, extended shelf
life and environmentally-friendly products, along with increased
regulations in the EU is pushing innovation in the food packaging
sector, Frost & Sullivan says.
Exciting new nanotechnology products for food packaging are in the
development pipeline or, as in the case of anti-microbial films,
have already entered the market, according to a report
publishedthis month by an EU-funded research...
A nano-composite coating process to improve food packaging has been
developed. This innovation, which is designed to interact with food
to reduce oxygen levels or add flavourings and preservatives, could
put European companies ahead...
Food packaging is set to become even more functional in the future.
If current prototypes are anything to go by it might not be long
before packaging is edible or that it is able to warn us when it
needs refrigerating, said a report...