Aaron L. Brody

Nanotechnology—actually nanotechnologies—for packaging will grow from a $ 66-million business in 2003 to $360 million by 2008, an astonishing 40% annual increase, if Graham Moore and his colleagues at the Packaging Industries Research Association (PIRA, www.piranet.com) are anywhere near target in their prognostications.Microfine powders of Nanomer® nanoclay can be incorporated directly into resin systems.

Whether this will occur depends on a host of factors converging successfully in the foreseeable future. Those who have been tracking the science or performing research for food t…

Premium Content
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
Access Food Technology
Log in Subscribe