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Summer school of active and intelligent packaging was a success

COST Action FP1405 “Active and Intelligent Fibre-based Packaging – Innovation and Market Introduction” (ActInPak) organised in June together with Tampere university of technology (TUT) a summer school "Active and intelligent packaging solutions"

The summer school took place at Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland, and was organised by research group of Paper Converting and Packaging Technology. Summer school brought together researchers and post-graduate students from over ten different countries across Europe delivering an introduction to active and intelligent packaging and current research themes relating to these packaging sollutions. In addition to comprehensive lectures, researchers also had a change to participate to an extrusion coating trial at TUT's unique pilot line and some laboratory exercises relating to analysis of packaging materials. Furthermore, the group visited Metsä Board TAKO mill in the city centre of Tampere.

The summer school covered topics like

  • Packaging materials and their production
  • Active and intelligent packaging solutions (AIP)
  • Preservation of food with AIP
  • Potential of nanocellulose for AIP
  • Food contact legislation and migration
  • Multisensory evaluation of AIP
  • Sustainability and LCA


Contact person:

Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Johanna Lahti

( (WG2 leader in ActInPak)

News submitted by: Johanna Lahti
Keywords: education and studies, science and research, services and collaboration, active, intelligent, packaging, materials science, materiaalitekniikka