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German environment agency publishes fact sheet on use of nanomaterials in plastic packaging

Date: 08/8/2018

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has published a fact sheet regarding the use of nanomaterials in plastic packaging.The fact sheet is currently available in German.

The fact sheet addresses nanomaterials that promise new, technical, or improved packaging properties.

According to UBA, the nanomaterials used for labelling and surface coating of packaging are partly the same as those used in (printing) paints and varnishes. Because most of the potential use of nanomaterials in packaging lies in the field of plastics and plastic packaging, the fact sheet focuses on the use of nanomaterials in these materials.

The fact sheet can be accessed here and other UBA data sheets relating to nanomaterials can be found here.

Source: Bergeson & Campbell, P. C.

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