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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Biopolymer Nanocomposite Films for use in Food Packaging Applications

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorDavid Plackett
InstitutionRisø National Laboratory – Technical University of Denmark
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Relevance to ImplicationsSubstantial
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Hazard
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$1,623,030.00
Annual Funding$541,010.00
Funding SourceThe Danish Strategic Research Council
Funding Mechanism
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2007
Anticipated End Year2010


To investigate and develop advanced polylactide-based nanocomposite films for food packaging while developing a comprehensive understanding of any release, migration and potential toxicological effects of the incorporated nanofillers.