Your presentation at this year’s Food contact Asia will cover the Match between compostability and Food contact of these packaging . Why is it important for others in the industry to hear this message?
It is important to get that in design phase the end of life and safety compliance should be evaluated together to be concrete in timing and results
What are some of the key take-aways of your presentation?
The pillars for the compostability evaluation are the same world wide but the rules, standard, certifications and testing are not overlapping.
The characteristics of a packaging that is suitable for Biodegradability like Biopolymers and/or fiber based materials affect the behavior in food contact application.
What are the main challenges in your day-to-day work relating to Food Contact Materials?
Be update in the regulation requirements and scientific and technological approach for compliance especially in international and not harmonized perspective. Move the risk assessment approach to a concrete plan of evaluation and testing.
What are some of the biggest opportunities gaining attention within the food contact materials and/or packaging industry?
The change that will come from drivers like laws and commitments Even if it is a challenge especially for not a certain pathway and timing a window of opportunity are open from reuse to recycled content.
What do you think will be some of the most interesting advancements in food contact materials in the near future?
Barrier for fiber based and for plastic materials with recycled content and new biobased material that will cover some special applications like PHB.
Which presentation(s) are you most looking forward to hearing about at Food Contact Asia?
For sure US State Regulations of PFAS in food packaging because it is a good bridge of connection between health and environmental sustainability even the matter of concern is so difficult.