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Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal packaging

Objective

The goal of the project is to develop a bio-lacquer for the protection of metal food packaging to meet the demand for sustainable production and for the safeguarding of consumer health, at the same time increasing the competitiveness of the metal cans industry, valorizing the wastes produced by the preserved industry and reducing refuse. The core of the research is the development of a natural lacquer obtained from industrial tomato processing by-products (skins), to be applied
on the internal and external surfaces of cans for foodstuffs. The new type of packaging is a response to the needs of the SMEs involved in the project (lacquer producer, can makers and the preserving industry), to increase their economic and commercial competitiveness, by improving the quality of the metal cans. In fact, a highly innovative eco-friendly packaging is obtained which is less dangerous for consumer health and able to compete with other packaging materials, such as plastic.
This aspect is very important, since metal packaging is currently perceived by the consumer as being out of date. The research starts with the analysis and characterization of tomato wastes, leading to the formulation of bio- lacquers applicable to metal materials on normal production lines. The new lacquers have as main component the biopolymer cutin extracted from the cuticle of the fruit by means of an optimized and standardized method. After the evaluation of the chemico-physical and hygiene-health (according to EU legislation) properties of the new lacquers produced, their suitability
will be confirmed by the production of cans and their packaging with the main food products. In this way, at the end of the project it will be possible to have a complete indication as to the use of the new lacquers in contact with food products and of their economic and environmental benefits. The RTD+I workplan is implemented by a consortium of 11 partners (4 SMEs, 3 end-users and 4 RTD performers) from 7 EU countries.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI AZIENDA SPECIALE
Address
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 49 839,97
Administrative Contact
Ermes Monica (Dr.)

Participants (10)

SYNPO AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST
Czechia
Address
S K Neumanna 1316 Zelene Predmesti
532 07 Pardubice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beranová Iva (Ms.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Gonzalez Ramos (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Félix Peñalba (Dr.)
CHIESA VIRGINIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 690,68
Address
Strada Canneto Asola 46B
46013 Canneto Sull'oglio Mn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Chiesa (Mr.)
SCHEKOLIN
Liechtenstein
EU contribution
€ 3 600
Address
Industriestrasse 3
9487 Gamprin Bendern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Passenegg (Mr.)
CONSERVAS MARTINETE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 521,60
Address
Cr Antigua De Lobon S/n
06490 Puebla De La Calzada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Martinez Nicolás (Mr.)
NATIONAL CAN HELLAS ANONIMI ETAIRIA PARAGOGIS KAI EMPORIAS LEFKOSIDIRON DOCHION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 541,90
Address
72 Nd Old National Road Thessaloniki-atthens
60066 Methoni Pieria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Athanassios Savvakis (Mr.)
SALCHI METALCOAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 702,90
Address
Viale Dell'industria 3A 3B
20875 Burago Di Molgora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariarosa Biaggi (Ms.)
Saupiquet S.A.S
France
EU contribution
€ 3 300
Address
Avenue Dubonnet 11
92407 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Villa
RODOLFI MANSUETO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 300
Address
Strada Qualatico 14
43044 Ozzano Taro Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aldo Rodolfi (Mr.)