Date/ Time
28 Sep 2022

Food packaging, an integral aspect of the food and beverage industry, ensures food safety and quality standards. A good selection of packaging materials combined with hurdle technology prolongs shelf-life, prevents cross-contamination, reduces food waste, and maintains food quality throughout its shelf life. 

In recent years, the global pandemic had resulted in generating a surge in food packaging. Singapore households consume close to 20,000 tonnes of disposable waste annually. With increased demands for sustainability, food packaging waste is a topic of conversation for food businesses, where they are looking to balance between practical packaging options and accommodating sustainability efforts.

Jointly organised with Republic Polytechnic, join us in an upcoming webinar “The Future of Food Packaging” on 28 September 2022, 9.00 am to 12 pm (GMT +8) to learn more about emerging food packaging innovations from Asia and uncover sustainable food packaging solutions as well as technologies designed for shelf-life extension to reduce food waste.


This industry-oriented and hands-on webinar empower participants to:

  • Learn about food packaging trends and insights from Japan and Thailand
  • Discover emerging food packaging technologies targeted at reducing food and packaging wastage
  • Explore potential co-creation collaborations in the areas of food packaging



  • 28 September 2022, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm 







0900 - 0910 

Opening Remarks by IPI

Mr Michael Goh, Chief Operating Officer

0910 - 0920

Address by Republic Polytechnic

Mr Fong Yew Chan, Chief Technology Officer

0920 - 0935

Innovating the Future of Food Packaging

Paula Sng, Innovation Manager, Innovation & Technology

0935 - 1000

New Trends of Packaging and the Overview in Japan
Kentaro Ono, Advisor, Society of Packaging Science and Technology, Japan 

1000 - 1025

Food Packaging Research and Innovation Update in Thailand

Dr Nathdanai Harnkarnsujarit, Associate Professor, Department of Packaging and Materials Technology Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University

1025 - 1035


1035 - 1045

Shelf Life extension of Food using Controlled Environment and Antimicrobial Packaging

Dr Antara Chakraborty, Lecturer, School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic

1045 - 1055

Design for Future Economy

Juraimi Jumahat, Senior Lecturer, School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic

1055 - 1105

Why Waste It? 

Karen Cheah, Founder & CEO, Alterpacks

1105 - 1115

Managing Food Sustainability with Antimicrobial Packaging

Joanne Ho, Business Unit Manager, Tat Lee Engineering Pte Ltd

1115 - 1130 

Reimagining the Future of Food Packaging: Enabling Recyclability and Sustainability with Dow's Solution

Woo Hwee Ling, Lead Technical Service & Development (TS&D) Specialist for Asia Pacific, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

1130 - 1145 

Innovate with Fiber-based Packaging Materials

Derrick Tay, Senior Technical Sales Manager, South-East Asia, UPM Specialty Papers APAC

1145 - 1200

Q&A and Closing