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Design and development of an innovative ecoefficient low-substrate flexible paper packaging from renewable resources to replace petroleum based barrier films

Objective

The objective of this project is to design and to develop an innovative ecoefficient low-substrate flexible paper for packaging from renewable resources to reduce the packaging industry’s reliance on barrier films derived from petroleum. The challenge of this project is to develop a flexible packaging paper, with barrier properties (grease, water, oxygen and water vapour barrier) competitive with those of untreated plastic films (medium barrier) or to treated plastic films (high barrier). This paper will be developed using renewable materials, beyond state-of-the-art barrier coatings and innovative surface treatment processes. The main scientific advances concern: 1-The development of a substrate with significantly enhanced barrier properties via knowledge-led improvement and innovation such as the use of selected materials in the bulk and the deposition of a thin film of renewable materials during the paper forming. 2-Development of water borne coatings made from renewable materials (starches, functionalised starches, starch derivatives or modified hemicelluloses) and reinforced by (low eco-footprint) minerals or renewable nanoparticles to optimise the desired properties. 3-Development of high barrier paper arising from innovative surface treatments: Solvent free chemical grafting and vacuum coating. These two techniques, although based on very different principles, enable the deposition of nanolayers (a few molecular layers) that drastically improve the barrier properties. 4-Development of a new type of antibacterial coatings to prolong food quality. Particular attention will be paid to sustainability assessment and life cycle analysis throughout the project. A substantial reduction in the amount of packaging going to landfill is envisaged, together with speedier environmental degradation of the packaging materials. This project will make a significant contribution to reduce the reliance on petroleum resources during packaging production.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES
Address
Domaine Universitaire
38610 Gieres
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 550 427
Administrative Contact
David Guérin (Dr.)

Participants (10)

Ahlstrom research and services
France
EU contribution
€ 270 956
Address
Impasse Louis Champin
38780 Pont Eveque
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
élodie Marnat (Ms.)
CARGILL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 780
Address
Cerestarstrasse 2
47809 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Detlev Glittenberg (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 337
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 850
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Järnström (Prof.)
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 373
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Whitehead (Ms.)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 304 220
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Artur Bartkowiak (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 293 444
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 288 388
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clémentine Gleizal (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 240 803,50
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristiina Poppius-Levlin (Dr.)
KESKUSLABORATORIO OY

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 113 421,50
Address
Tekniikantie 2
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jari Uotila (Mr.)