Nanomaterials are Expected to be Used to Improve the Properties for Product Packaging
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Nanotechnologies for Packaging and Product Security
Packaging is the largest sub-sector of the plastics industry and there is tremendous scope to exploit some of the outcomes of the current research and development in nanotechnology into packaging applications. A diverse range of companies from brand owners to packaging manufacturers have realized that nanomaterials will play an increasing role across in this market, across a whole range of materials, and lead to a whole new range of new or improved properties for packaging products.
Nanotechnology will impact the development of innovative packaging in a number of areas including improved barrier properties, biodetection and antimicrobialism. Enhanced materials with new features, such as electronic displays, will lead to a higher valued package, while shelf-life will be increased through enhancement of the barrier properties of packaging materials. Applications using polymer nanocomposites are already impacting the market and potentially will replace a large percentage of plastics in packaging applications.
As well as improving packaging materials, nanotechnology will also allow for intelligent packaging that interacts with its content or the surroundings to improve product quality and extend shelf life. Examples include plastic films pre-impregnated with oxygen absorbers, ethylene absorbers and moisture absorbers. The development of sensors and electronics such as thin film transistors based on thin-film silicon fabricated directly (with appropriate coating) on packaging materials such as paper and plastic can also allow active monitoring of freshness and state of product and display information on the package. The exploitation of nanostructures could lead to a new weapon in the fight against counterfeiters: Nanoscale barcodes for documents and product security applications.
This cutting edge report includes:
-- In depth profiles of R&D and technologies under commercialization that have been specifically applied to the above areas
-- Short, Medium and Long-Term Application Areas
-- Full Contact Details (Company/Research Centre Name, Main Contact Person, Phone, Email)
If your company is serious about finding out about who's doing what, and where they are doing it, in this market, then this report is an ideal means to access the latest information. They will allow your company a short cut to the places you should be going to in nanotechnology.
This report covers:
-- Nanocomposite magnetic materials for tag sensors
-- Polymer/clay nanocomposites for improved barrier properties
-- New plastics for bottle applications with gas and UV barrier properties
-- RFID Tags
-- Nano particle filled polymerics
-- Nano barcodes and taggants-for track and trace and brand protection of packaging
-- Enhancement of durability and usability of plastic packaging
-- Fibre coatings with polymer nanocomposites
-- Nano-additives for improved functionality (strength, water resistance, absorbance, gloss, barrier properties, conductivity)
-- Paper and/or plastics with sensing ability
-- Nanocoding of plastics and paper materials for authentication and identification purposes
-- Intelligent packaging
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