The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Victorian Branch in conjunction with the AIFST will be holding a technical dinner on Wednesday, the 4th of April at the Box Hill Golf Club with speakers from Sota Packaging and RMIT University.
David Kilpatrick, Managing Director, Sota Packaging will present an overview of the composite can category and relevant technologies, also covering new developments in product and manufacturing processes.
He will speak about the evolution of composite cans in North America and Europe as well as the many innovations that are now or will shortly be available in Australia with many potential new applications in terms of products and supermarket categories.
Dr Philip Button, Research Officer (Food Technologies), School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University will discuss Nanotechnology with particular focus on promising applications in food packaging.
Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) may be able to address gas permeability issues associated with traditional polymeric packaging. Graphene is one such nanomaterial with great potential, particularly due to its antibacterial properties. Consequently, these 'smart' added-value packaging solutions may be a revolution in food manufacturing and packaging technology.