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2017-12-30 Ukraine: NanoPackaging “Nanophotonic and Nanophotocatalytic Composites for Printing Technology of Present-Day Innovative Food Packaging”


NanoPackaging “Nanophotonic and Nanophotocatalytic Composites for Printing Technology of Present-Day Innovative Food Packaging”

Description of the project offered: 
The aim of the project is to develop nanophotonic and nanophotocatalytic systems and printing technologies for manufacturing novel food packaging (smart packaging).

Product description: The project will develop a novel method to inform consumers, producers and distributors about various changes in the food packaging during transportation and storage. Such a technique is designed to provide prolongation of the foodstuff useful properties. The project will allow the use of existing equipment and technological lines of printing companies to produce the new product – smart packaging with nanophotonic and nanophotocatalytic active elements.
Smart food packaging will be able to notify customers whether the product is safe for consumption. This resulted signal is based on the analysis of chemical content – due to the presence of substances which reveal the degradation and aging processes taking place in packaged foodstuffs.
The produced packaging will be characterized as multifunctional, e.g. it will be able to monitor current condition of a foodstuff for customers. Furthermore, this packaging can prolong expiration date by protection from UV radiation and avoid of using stabilizers of preservatives). Thus, the functionality and performance of the product will be considerably widened.

The goals of the project (correlated with the stages): 
1) To carry out the synthesis of multicomponent polymer nanocomposites which can be used to detect the processes taking place inside or outside the packaging.
2) To study the interaction of the obtained functional components and printed compositions with substances arising in packaged victual during storage.
3) To study the application process of the developed printing inks with nanophotonic and nanophotocatalytic components to paper and polymer substrates via different printing techniques.
4) To optimize existing and develop new efficient printing techniques of formation of functional elements on a surface and inside multilayer materials of active and intelligent packaging involving different printing methods. 
5) To work a problem of adjustment of materials properties (substrate parameters, content of compositions and viscosity) and printing process parameters of printed nanophotonic and nanophotocatalytic elements for active and smart food packaging.
6) And, finally, to integrate the process of printing production of smart packaging with nanophotonic and nanophotocatalytic elements into existing printing production lines.

As a result, we are looking for partners from EU countries, which are willing to become part of this project and which are able to cooperate during the 3-year period of time in order to successfully deliver this project. And, with the possibility for longer cooperation in order to develop this project into newer one.
Project proposer:   International Project Department (Ukraine)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  N/A 

Description of the collaboration sought: 
Expertise in either one of the following fields:
- Photochemistry of nanomaterials.
- Printing technology (flexographic, gravure, waterless offset, inkjet printing).
- Production of printed food packaging.

ROLE: Technology development, research, training, dissemination, demonstration. 
Expertise sought: Food, Industrial biotech, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Materials technology, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: Austria, BELGIQUE-BELGIË, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, SUOMI / FINLAND, France, DEUTSCHLAND, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, ITALIA, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, NEDERLAND, POLSKA, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, ESPAÑA, SVERIGE, UNITED KINGDOM, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey