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Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Tray with Lower Carbon Footprint

Objective

RPET-FC will address the specific objectives of capacities research by supporting low to medium technology SMEs in response to an increasingly competitive European and international market. It will achieve this through providing SME food-processing companies a new food packaging tray that will be lighter that the current marker leader. This prototype will facilitate high-speed stacking, packing and safe transportation of a whole range of food products, with significant carbon footprint reduction, environmental impact and cost savings in materials. The new prototype food tray will utilise 25% less material and will be made from 100% recyclable rPET. This project will facilitate greater cooperation between SMEs of different nations, research institutes and other enterprises, improving the SME’s strategic partnerships and networking for innovation. These SMEs currently have limited research capacity; however, this project will enable better access to the knowledge economy, R&D institutes and exploitation of the latest technological advancements. By providing an efficient, ecologically friendly food tray and transportation system based on new state of the art technology that will need to be developed, which will contribute towards state of the art manufacturing, improved space utilisation, lower production and transportation costs, reduction in carbon footprint by the utilisation of recyclable materials. Issues surrounding loss of state of the art and increasing production costs within the European plastics industry, highlight the need to be increasingly cost effective, as many areas around the globe, including Europe come under increasing pressure due to lack of raw materials or environmental pressures in terms of landfill waste combined with decreasing oil reserves and soaring prices. “It is no

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

Holfeld Plastics Limited
Address
Avoca River Park, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Arklow
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 313 069
Administrative Contact
John Cullen (Mr.)

Participants (7)

TMB Patterns Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Brue Avenue, Colley Lane Industrial Estate 24
TA6 5LT Somerset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leigh Singleton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Con Sheahan (Dr.)
RecycleNet Ireland Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 159 880
Address
Lullymore
Rathangan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Quinn (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
Cumapol BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 753
Address
Kerkstraat 28
6991HC Rheden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Brons (Mr.)
The Label Company
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 191 324
Address
Lagan Road, Dublin Industrial Estate 107
11 Glasnevin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Clarkin (Mr.)
Spiegelberg & Zinke GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 892
Address
Nietzschestr. 4
40822 Mettman
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact