Food Packaging

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and innovation in the field of food packaging.
With a particular emphasis on:
Active & Intelligent Packaging: Exploring and promoting the development of packaging solutions that actively monitor, enhance, and interact with the food products they contain. This includes technologies such as antimicrobial packaging, oxygen scavengers, freshness indicators, and smart packaging systems.
Preservation of Food Quality: Investigating and advancing packaging methods and materials that extend the shelf life of food products, maintaining their quality, flavor, and nutritional value for longer periods.
Reduction of Food Waste: Working towards reducing food waste at all stages of the supply chain by optimizing packaging designs and strategies that minimize spoilage, damage, and excess packaging.
Increase of Food Safety through Packaging: Promoting packaging innovations that enhance food safety by preventing contamination, and the growth of harmful microorganisms during storage and transportation.
Food and Packaging Interaction: Studying the complex relationship between food and packaging materials to ensure that packaging does not negatively impact the taste, texture, or safety of the food, while also considering environmental sustainability.
Our commitment is to drive positive change in the food packaging industry by:
  1. Knowledge Exchange: Facilitating the exchange of the latest research findings, technological advancements, and industry trends related to Food Packaging.
  2. Innovation: Inspiring and supporting innovation that enhances food packaging sustainability, safety, and consumer experiences while reducing waste.
  3. Collaboration: Encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration among our members to tackle complex challenges and develop solutions.
  4. Research Cooperation: Facilitate the exchange of ideas and research topics.
  5. Education Exchange: To promote exchange of students and researchers.
We are dedicated to being a driving force behind the evolution of Food Packaging, making it safer, smarter, and more sustainable. By nurturing a culture of collaboration, innovation, and responsible stewardship, we aim to positively impact the food industry and the well-being of consumers worldwide.

Dr. Selcuk Yildirim, Zhaw Unversity, Switzerland

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