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Wrapping up Nanotechnologies for Packaging

June 24
11:01 2013

Application of nanotechnologies in nanomaterials provide a range of benefits for the packaging industry ranging from improved barrier properties, lightweight applications to more efficient energy utilisation during manufacturing to mention a few.

The development of nanotechnologies for packing purposes will be presented by providing examples of packing applications and describe the recent regulatory developments and requirements, risk assessment and testing methods applicable for nanotechnologies in the packaging area.

 

Dr. David Carlander, Director of Advocacy, Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA)

Dr. Carlander is the Director of Advocacy in the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA). In his position he is covering the agricultural sector (food, feed, ag-chem) and REACH and risk assessment of nanomaterials.
He is coordinating and participating in a number of various research projects and is representing the NIA at EU regulatory meetings (e.g. European Commission Sub Group on Nanomaterials under REACH) and at meetings organised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for accredited stakeholders.

Before joining the NIA Dr Carlander most recently worked six years as Scientific Officer for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy, where he was coordinating the risk assessment of applications of nanotechnologies in the food and feed area.

In EFSA Dr. Carlander also performed risk assessment of animal cloning, and has been working with the TTC concept (Threshold of Toxicological Concern) as well as with GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) risk assessment. Before EFSA, Dr Carlander worked for the Swedish Ministry of Agriculture, and the Swedish National Food Administration, working with regulations on GMOs, pesticide residues and organic farming.

Dr Carlander has more than 15 years of experience working with governments, academia, industry and international organisations. Dr Carlander holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology and a PhD in Clinical Chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden.

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