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Final Report - SUSTAINPACK (Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Fibre Based Packaging Value Chain)

Project ID: 500311
Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

This is the final report for the SUSTAINPACK project which was the biggest and most important packaging research project ever undertaken. It is a four year research programme with a budget of EUR 36 million. Of this, EUR 19 million is being provided by the EU's Sixth Framework Research Programme. The SUSTAINPACK project team is comprised of a consortium of 35 partners from 13 countries, representing packaging research associations, academia and industry. The purpose of SUSTAINPACK is to establish fibre-based packaging as the dominant player in the packaging area within a decade. It will achieve this by applying nanotechnology solutions to deliver lean and added value fibre-based packaging options for users and consumers.

Their final report includes images, graphs and tables as well as important quotes from those involved in the project. It is important to note that there are important development areas where the SUSTAINPACK project has made significant advances without producing a final packaging solution. For instance, its work on printing active elements directly onto packaging has laid the groundwork for a process that could ultimately make tagging of individual items more affordable, particularly if the research is linked to the development of RFID technologies.

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