Packaging - Member Interest Group

The principal interests of this MIG are to address the practical issues with regards to packaging; explore the interactions between packaging, food and drink - including the use of packaging machinery; and review new packaging materials, trends, and pressures. The aim of this MIG is to provide a collaborative environment in which challenges and solutions can be discussed. It is also an ideal forum for networking, horizon-scanning, identifying gaps in knowledge and addressing them, as well as keeping up to date with legislation, latest research, and other upcoming topics.

Chair: Nancy Nicholas, Amcor
Vice-Chair: Lucy Shepherd, Warburtons

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Typical topics of interest:

Practical issues

  • Materials; recyclable, compostable and biodegradable
  • New packaging formats
  • Migration and taint issues
  • Barrier properties
  • Shelf life and extending shelf life
  • Quality enhancing packaging; active and intelligent packaging
  • Reducing plastics
  • Re-use of packaging

Packaging manufacture

  • Manufacture of containers and films
  • Measurement of pack strength and integrity
  • Gas analysis
  • Barrier properties
  • Post process contamination
  • Closure quality

Knowledge transfer

  • Legislation and guidance
  • Research and technical documentation

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