European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste

The food supply sector relies on packaging to provide a physical barrier between the food product and the external environment ensuring hygiene and protection from physical, chemical and biological agents, thereby enhancing the shelf life of the product. However, packaging technology has to balance food protection with increasing environmental pressures and tightening packaging regulations on […]

New Sustainable Coating for Food Packaging based on Starch and Seaweed Extracts

The Paint Research Association (PRA) are working with a Consortium of European SME Partners, another leading European RTD and an International Large Enterprise with funding from the European Commission under the Framework Programme Seven (from the Research Executive Agency) to develop a novel sustainable, eco-friendly food packaging coating product made from seaweed extracts and starch, […]