Latest developments in A&I packaging and Opportunities for communication of ActInPak COST Action FP1405 WGs Workshop

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June 5–6, 2018


Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia

Contact persons:

 Sanne Tiekstra

Linda Vecbiškena

During this Workshop, we invite participants to give an update on the latest developments in active and intelligent packaging, and discuss the progress of our Action with consumer and environmental organisations. The program continues with a workshop on communication activities for different audiences, and finishes with a WG workshop aims to follow up on previous meetings and work and finalise all deliverables such as roadmaps and leaflets.

Monday 4 June 2018 (only for SG members)
Venue: State Education Development Agency Latvia, 1 Valņu Street, Riga
Steering Group Meeting

(only for SG members Selçuk Yildirim, Johanna Lahti/Anouk Dantuma, Greg Ganczewski, David Ravnjak, Diana Gregor Svetec, Victoria Heinrich, Marco Giacinti Baschetti, Julien Bras, Sanne Tiekstra)

Tuesday 5 June 2018
Venue: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, 27 Dzerbenes Str., Riga
Welcome (Ugris Cabulis - director of the Institute of Wood Chemistry) and Registration
Presentations on Latest developments in AIP

Graziele Grossi Bovi - Moisture Absorption Kinetics of Active Absorbing Pads


Raquel Requena Peris - Sequential subcritical water extraction and acid hydrolysis for obtaining cellulose nanocrystals and xylans from rice husk to be used as reinforcing and active agents in food packaging materials


Cristino Sousa Dores - The effect of active packaging enriched with Citral, Eugenol and Alginate on the storage of ‘Strawberry Festival’ strawberry fruits

Break with 4 poster presentations

Tal Ben Shalom - Fabrication and characterisation of bidegradable Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs) films and coating for barrier packaging materials

Vineta Srebrenkoska - Production of new eco-composites based on poly(lactic acid) and natural fibers for food packaging

Amparo Chiralt - Antimicrobial bilayer films of starch and polyester-blend with carvacrol

Inese Filipova - Improved molded fibre packaging for food


Halil Mecit Oztop - Paper Sheets Coated with Nanoemulsion Containing Olive (Olea Europaea L.) Leaf Extract


Kata Trifkovic - Antioxidant edible films enriched with rosemary extract

Continuation of presentations on Latest developments in AIP

Marit Kvalvag Pettersen - Food Packaging Design for Sustainable Development


Virpi Korhonen - Consumer value for TTI in fresh fish packaging


Diana Gregor Svetec & David Ravnjak - Communicating the results of COST Action ActInPak

15:00-15:30 Break
Presentations of invited Stakeholders

CEPI, Jori Ringman - Active and intelligent? Tha paper industry looks in the mirror


Flanders’ FOOD, Gus Verhaeghe


The Retail Institute, Olga Munroe - Active & Intelligent Packaging for future connected consumer


Diner incl. city tour

Wednesday 6 June 2018
Venue: Hotel “Monika Centrum Hotels”, 21 Elizabetes Str., Riga
Plenary introduction of roadmapping workshop

Roadmapping workshop with ActInPak participants and external stakeholders.

Rotating system in smaller groups to finalise roadmaps, on following topics:

  • Major technical challenges to overcome for successful exploitation of active and intelligent packaging technologies (WG1)
  • Major Challenges regarding industrialisation/market introduction and socio-economic aspects (WG2)
  • Major Challenges regarding sustainability (WG3)
  • Communication (WG4)
Plenary discussion summarising feedback

WG workshop continued, in WG groups

  • Finalisation of WG work
  • Planning for final meeting, November 2018
  • Follow-up on ActInPak

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Presentations from this event are available at subpage Presentations from COST events.

Roadmapping workshop

Take HOME Messages


  • Can we join forces with the digitalisation?
  • Smartphone and internet changed the way we act immensely.
  • 35% of in-store purchases are influenced by media, for example because people orientate online, or because they buy online. So how are packaging lining up with this?
  • Means of production & changes in society need to come together.


  • Clearer, non-interpretable, communication of the benefits of active and intelligent features
  • Any print is space on packaging, which costs money, so it can be a barrier to include enough info on the A&I characteristics.


  • Dissemination of scientific results is important, but communication of the results outside the scientific network is maybe even more important to create awareness and understanding.
  • It is important to integrate trends in research activities; only 30% of research will be successful.