A food processing researcher has scored a grant of nearly $300,000 to explore bio-based antimicrobials and other nanotechnology applications for food packaging.
Reporting on nanotechnology has tailed off in the media in the past five years – and so has consumer concern over its safety, according to a new report from the...
Nano emissive coatings designed to protect the NASA shuttle are being used in industrial baking ovens to slash energy use, and patent-owner AMF Bakery Systems says the results are impressive.
NanoBarrier is bidding to improve and modify bioplastics using nanotechnology to boost properties to compete with traditional oil-based plastics.
PROCESS EXPO is joining forces with top science schools to offer education focused on HPP, nanotechnology and other food manufacturing topics.
Precise measurement of the tensile strength of polymer fibres with minimal impact on their properties has been mooted by US researchers.
Manufacturers need to be aware of the advances science and the imagination can bring together for innovative food packaging.
The European Union and the United States have agreed to harmonise standards for food safety and nutrition and nanotechnology among the first collaborative research priorities to come out of trade...
Nanomaterials and their use in food and packaging has been a constant source of debate which has intensified recently with a number of arguments on both sides put forward.
A biodegradable food packaging material has been created via nanotechnology, according to scientists in the Philippines.
The possibility of a ‘Trojan Horse Effect’ of nanomaterials (NMs) needs more research, according to a study identifying knowledge gaps in the risk assessment of the substance.
Migration levels of nanosilver into PVC packaging are below conventional migrant limits but the effects of nanoscale particles remains unclear, according to a study.
An EU project has developed biodegradable composite packaging reinforced with hemp and flax fibres for poultry and meat.
The global functional additives and barrier coatings market for plastic packaging is projected to reach almost $3.7bn by 2018, according to a report from SmithersPira.
Nanobiotechnology incorporating enzymes and nanoparticles is an alternative to antibiotics and chemicals in the battle against foodborne disease, according to research.
Nanoparticles from food and drink packaging will not migrate into the product, according to a prominent expert in the field.
Consumers were most uneasy about animal cloning, genetic modification, irradiation, and nanotechnology among the new technologies used by the food industry, according to UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey results.
Scientists have developed a Listeria biosensor using gold nanoparticles, which they claim achieves rapid, cost-effective results and proves highly sensitive.
Cereplast can expand its eco-friendly packaging activities for customers including food processors, having secured a US patent for biodegradable nanopolymer compositions.
Three German government agencies have developed a proposal for amending European chemical regulation for nanomaterials.
A US not-for-profit organisation has slammed the “murky issue” around potential risks of nanomaterial use and pledged to test products to assess their safety.
Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.
Scientists have successfully used nanotechnology to create a contaminant-resistant surface for stainless steel, which they claim can increase production efficiency and productivity and safeguard food safety.
Two US agencies are working together in a research effort to assess the potential impact of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment.
Nanobiosensors hold considerable potential as future areas of development for nanotechnology, according to a recent study.
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