Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais
Numbers of employees
Joint technological unit
Joint technological network
With French teams
Actia technical Centres (Casimir, CTCPA), Ensaia, LSGA, AgroSup Dijon, Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, structural chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry laboratory, (LCSOB) (Paris), AgroParisTech, Inra, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Polymer Industrial Material Laboratory (LMIP) (Paris).
With international teams
International Association Packaging Research Institute (IAPRI).
Development of a website for regulatory survey and technical assistance on materials in contact with food (www.contactalimentaire.com). This site offers a themed library of accessible documents, regulatory and standardisation sections, good practice guides, certification, studies and research and assistance tools for packaging compliance.
Development, in connection with Ademe and Éco-Emballages, of a guide for improving packaging recyclability. This guide, online on the LNE's website, helps with evaluating the suitability of packaging or a packaging solution and with carrying out comparisons between different packaging solutions. It describes a methodology for examining packaging in order to evaluate its recyclability and for each material provides technical information on its suitability for recycling.
Carrying out of studies on the oxygen permeability of champagne bottle sealing caps.
Research on evaluation, via mass spectrometry (Py-MAB-TOF-MS), of the microbiological contamination of materials and packaging destined for contact with food.
Supporting a manufacturer in developing a new PET bottle, by analysing the possible migration of residual solvents originating from bottle sleeves and the suitability for palletisation of this new packing.