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Pack to the Future 5 - Packaging and the Challenge for Food Safety and Security

Pack to the Future 5

at Loughborough University

on 18th March 2015


Packaging and the Challenge for Food Safety and Security


Speakers and Key Points:


1. James Colwill, Lecturer at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University

Beyond Sustainability: Packaging for Secure and Resilient Societies. James Colwill Presentation 

How can packaging contribute positively to maintaining food security and supply chain resilience in the face of increasing threats such as: Severe Weather Events, Climate Change, Terrorism, Extortion, Counterfeiting, Resource Scarcity and Consumption growth?

2. Jeremy Plimmer, Publisher/Editor Product & Image Security Newsletter

Reducing risk & maintaining sustainability in the consumable(s) supply chain Jeremy Plimmer Presentation

Reducing risk of wastage (sustainability) caused through/by:

Grazing,Spiking, Retail theft, Spoilage, Counterfeiting


3. Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager, The Co-operative Food

Packaging for Food Safety and Shelf Life

How packaging contributes to food safety. Why we need to find technological solutions for shelf life extension - commercial and environmental drivers.


4. Noreen Thomas, Reader in Polymer Science and Technology at the Department of Materials at Loughborough University                     

Developments in Bio-plastics: bio-derived, bio-degradable and bio-polymers Noreen Thomas Presentation

Pros and Cons for use as packaging materials

Property improvements through polymer blending and nano-filler technology


5. Alistair Irvine, Manager Food Contact Complience at Smithers Pira

The Regulatory Environment for Food Contact Materials Alistair Irvine Presentation

“Starpack” Presentations

Tim Lynch, Starpack Awards

Presentation of the Starpack Awards for Students and Industry


Geoff Lyon, Chill Buddy Food Care Ltd, Starpack Winner

Presentation of Metallised Bubble Wrap . 



Lecture Theatre of the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of Loughborough University

Entrance through University Entrance West off Ashby Road (off M1/jct 23), through security, turn left on roundabout, 2nd left between the buildings, down this road and left into the car park (P1). Walk back up the road to the building (18 on the map) on the left corner 


Company Presentations

Several Packaging suppliers will present their products and discuss packaging issues

One to One Expert Panel Sessions

You can discuss your packaging issues with several packaging experts


Registration:                                       4.00pm

Start:                                                 4.30 pm

Close:                                                7.45pm


Buffet and Drinks

Refreshments and a cold buffet after the conference will be provided..


Participation at the event is free of charge but registration is required at:

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