The event, promoted jointly by AINIA and AIMPLAS, will take place 17-19 April in Valencia (Spain).
BARRIER PACKAGING: THE CHALLENGE, TO INCREASE SHELF LIFE.
Food packaging plays a crucial role when it comes to increasing the usability and shelf life of a food product and guaranteeing its quality.
Improvements are constantly being made to the development and application of new materials and their barrier qualities, reducing thickness, identifying new raw materials, management processes and biodegradation… As a consequence thereof, professionals in these fields who are keen that their packaging should play an active part in protecting foodstuffs from light, humidity, gases and aromas – and who thus wish to exert greater control over food safety and the final quality of their packaged product - need to keep up to date with such improvements and also be able to engage in a constructive dialogue with manufacturing companies, something that is an essential element for reaching solutions to many kinds of problems. They also relate to improving the efficiency of packaging systems, reducing the cost of producing packaging and limiting the number of complaints about inadequate packaging.
KNOWING THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Legislation has an influence upon decision making within the industry. It regulates and establishes standards for the efficient management of technology applied to packaging materials. It is, then, vital that professionals in this field should be aware of and know how to interpret current regulations that relate to plastic packaging and also of legal responsibilities regarding materials that are in contact with food. There will also be recommendations on how to deal with the main problems of conforming to legislation and practical case studies drawn from reputed companies