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April 10th, 2006

Nanomaterials Expected to Improve Product Packaging

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Nanotechnologies for Packaging and Product Security to their offering. Nanotechnology will impact the development of innovative packaging in a number of areas including improved barrier properties, biodetection and antimicrobialism. Enhanced materials with new features, such as electronic displays, will lead to a higher valued package, while shelf-life will be increased through enhancement of the barrier properties of packaging materials. Applications using polymer nanocomposites are already impacting the market and potentially will replace a large percentage of plastics in packaging applications.


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