Stakeholder workshop on small particles and nanoparticles for food packaging

In the food and beverage industry, the packaging serves as the interface between a brand and the consumer. Fundamentally, the manufacturing of good packaging designs as well as the possibility to have additional functionalities attracts the consumer’s attention and impacts the buying decision.

However, the development of new materials for packaging typically involves multiple iterations that can be costly and time-consuming. Food and beverage brands is turning to 3D printing to speed up the packaging development process through faster and more economical production of design variations.

In this context, Colfeed4Print is working to create new market opportunities in order to offer novel compositions containing functional properties and can be used for advances applications.

For these reasons, Colfeed4Print was present last week in the Nanomaterial Stakeholders Workshop, organized for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The event was aimed at stakeholders who are working with food contact nanomaterials/nanocomposites, and who are interested in being assessed by EFSA and regulatory risk assessors.

The presentations included information about two types of applications:

1) materials that meet the definition of engineered nanomaterials or nanoforms

2) conventional materials that do not meet the definition of engineered nanomaterial or nanoforms but may contain small particles including particles at the nanoscale.