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Best practices guide for the safe handling and use of nanoparticles in packaging industries

NanoSafePack

Development of a best practices guide to allow the safe handling and use of nano-materials in packaging industries, considering integrated strategies to control the exposure to nano-particles (NP) in industrial settings.
Source of funds:
European
Scopes: Packaging
Lines research: Nanomaterials

Introduction

New properties and the expected development in the near future result in a continuous growth of nanocomposites in the market.

Research aiming to improve our understanding of the health and environmental impacts arising from the manufacture and commercialization of nanocomposites is far less advanced, with a particular concern regarding the exposure to nano-particles (NP) at all stages of nanocomposites production, use and disposal.


Objectives:

The main objective of the Nano-SafePACK project is to develop a best practices guide to allow the safe handling and use of nano-materials in packaging industries, considering integrated strategies to control the exposure to nano-particles (NP) in industrial settings.

It also aims to provide the SMEs with scientific data to minimize and control the NP release and migration from the polymer nano-composites placed on the market.

The key aims of this project are aligned with the needs of the packaging industries in relation to the use of NP as nano-reinforcements; the need to improve knowledge and guidance on safety issues for workers and consumers, which must be addressed prior to their widespread use.


Expected results:

The development of the NanoSafePACK project will have a remarkable impact on the European SME Community and their citizens. It’s expected a direct impact in the packaging and polymer nanocomposite industry, helping the SME to develop new innovative materials, which provide the end users with new products tailored to their needs.

On the other hand, the implementation of the project results will enable the SME Associations, their members and other SMEs across Europe to minimize the health impact and environmental risk from the nanoparticles, providing the information to safely design, manufacture and market nanotechnology enabled products.

Besides the above, the activities within NanosafePACK project will have a strong impact on EU industry and society, human health, environment protection, technological and scientific development, as well as EU policies and regulations.


 

Duration: 2011 – 2014 (3 years)


Companies involved:

-        Tecni-Plasper, S.L (Coordinator) (Spain).

-        TEC Star SRL (Italy).

-        Associacao Portuguesa Da Industria de Plasticos (Portugal).

-        Centro Español de Plásticos (Spain).

-        Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (ITENE) (Spain).

-        Institute of Occupational Medicine (United Kingdom).

-        European Plastics Converters (Belgium).

 

Funding:

BESTFACT is a research project financed by the EU 7th Framework Programme.
Financing:
7th Framework Programme

7th Framework Programme

European Union

European Union