Active and intelligent packaging solutions – Summer School

Dates: 12 th – 16 th June 2017
Venue: Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

The summer school took place at Tampere University of Technology, and was organised by the research group of Paper Converting and Packaging Technology. Summer school brought together researchers and post-graduate students from over ten different countries across Europe delivering an introduction to active and intelligent packaging and current research themes relating to these packaging solutions. In addition to comprehensive lectures, researchers also had a chance to participate in an extrusion coating trial at TUT’s unique pilot line and some laboratory exercises relating to the analysis of packaging materials. Furthermore, the group visited Metsä Board TAKO mill in the city centre of Tampere.

The summer school covered topics like:

  • Packaging materials and their production
  • Active and intelligent packaging solutions (AIP)
  • Preservation of food with AIP
  • Potential of nanocellulose for AIP
  • Food contact legislation and migration
  • Multisensory evaluation of AIP
  • Sustainability and LCA


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