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"Development of active, intelligent and sustainable
food PACKaging using PolybutyleneSUCCInate"

Objective

"SUCCIPACK aims to support European industry efforts to introduce biobased polybutylene succinate (PBS) as a new material on the food packaging market. Its main advantage is that it has complementary properties compared to other biobased polymers like polylactic acid. PBS is synthesized by polycondensation of succinic acid and butanediol, both identified as key “building blocks” from renewable resources which will be produced on a large scale in the coming years.

The aim of SUCCIPACK is to develop sustainable, active, and intelligent food packaging materials based on green PBS that can be flexibly used by packaging and food industries. A first aspect is the optimization of the synthesis and compounding of polymer and copolymer grades for industrial plastic transformation processes to obtain films, trays and pouches. Tailored packaging functionalities will be obtained by flexible in-line surface treatments to control gas barrier properties and to introduce antimicrobial activity. The performance and safety of the novel packaging materials will be assessed for selected food products, representative of different food categories and preservation technologies. Special efforts will be put to explore PBS recycling routes, including chemical recycling by monomerization. An original intelligent labeling function will be added to monitor material degradation and recondensation, during shelf life and recycling. Life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost analysis (LCC) will be applied to guide the material development and to assess the sustainability of the whole packaging concept.

SUCCIPACK will help European industry, especially SMEs, to strengthen their competitive advantage over the currently fast growing green PBS developments in the US and Asia. The cooperation between 7 research organizations, 1 large industrial player and 10 SMEs will facilitate an effective uptake of the results by the food and packaging industry."

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 610 220
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Jaeger (Ms.)

Participants (18)

2B Consulenza Ambientale di Leo Breedveld

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4/D1
31021 Mogliano Veneto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Breedveld (Mr.)
AGRO INDUSTRIE RECHERCHES ET DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 251 550
Address
Route De Bazancourt
51110 Pomacle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier De Vanssay (Mr.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 124 800
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Mittnerova (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 820
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Bernardi (Dr.)
AINIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 312
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Subirats (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 270
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Vangrunderbeek (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 540
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 246 092
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
EUROQUALITY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 188 072
Address
Rue De L Isly 8
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Chartier (Mr.)
NATUREPLAST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 151 667
Address
Rue Francois Arago 11
14123 Ifs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Lebouteiller (Mr.)
2B Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 150
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4
31021 Mogliano Veneto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Breedveld (Mr.)
LEYGATECH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 160 050
Address
Zone Industrielle De Chambaud
43620 Saint Romain Lachalm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Bonnefoy (Mr.)
VELFOR PLAST SA
France
EU contribution
€ 124 425
Address
Route Du Velay
43500 Ssaint Pal De Chalencon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raphael Varagnat (Mr.)
TOPCHIM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 144 112
Address
Nijverheidsstraat 98
2160 Wommelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Vonck (Mr.)
CASEIFICIO MAMBELLI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 712
Address
Via Ceredi 1402
47020 Santa Maria Nuova - Bertinoro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raffaella Mambelli (Ms.)
ORTOREALE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 428
Address
Via Pozzuolo 8
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommaso Massari (Dr.)
AHUMADOS GIMAR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 41 527
Address
Avenida De La Libertad Parcela 42
03610 Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esperanza Garcia Castaño (Ms.)
CON.BIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 774
Address
Via Del Salice 42
47822 Santarcangelo Di Romagna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rita De Stefano (Ms.)