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August 7, 2018

German Environment Agency Publishes Fact Sheet on Use of Nanomaterials in Plastic Packaging

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has published an August 2018 fact sheet, in German, regarding the use of nanomaterials in plastic packaging.  The fact sheet addresses nanomaterials that promise new, technical, or improved packaging properties.  According to UBA, the nanomaterials used for labeling 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.