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SVARNISH: varnish development with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry

Objective

The project summary
The SVARNISH project objective is the development of a varnish with antimicrobial oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry.
The SVARNISH project aims to overcome the flexible packaging limitations related with the traditional food plastic materials, competitive costs, the chemical properties (antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapor), physic-mechanical properties (simplifying the multilayer structures, and improving the simples ones), environmental and sustainable development. We aim to reduce the price of the food packaging around 20% and reduce waste material 8-10%, decreasing the time process manufacturing in a 50%, and reducing the energy consumption in the same 50%. Reduce food waste by 50% and the 85% of the films used for food packaging industry will be recyclable.
The food industry spends approximately $84 billion a year on food packaging and processing. Of the total food cost, approximately 8% of the price to the consumer is spent on food packaging and processing. Therefore, it is beneficial to both the consumer and the food industry to use food packaging methods that are both functionally and cost effective.
A number of broad drivers in the packaging sector are shaping innovation in product and process development: Reduction in materials usage, lightweighting, increases the barrier properties requirements, increase the speed production, increase the product shelf life, Improve the environmental balance, recyclability or biodegradability.
Plastic packaging supposes a great environmental problem, due to their extensive uses, their difficulty to be recycled and their high volume/weight ratio. The manufacturing process applied to the flexible packaging conversion has over the 43% of environmental impact of the total of the printing industry, due to the plastic residues generated and VOCs emitted during manufacturing process: inks, varnishes and other additives.
The impact on our environment can be minimized by improving packaging structures, selecting materials and following established regulatory guidelines,
The structure of SVARNISH consortium has been selected through a logical process from “the raw material needed to improve the varnish to the final printing process”, all supply chain it is represented.
SVARNISH could become a solution which will improve packaging structures in an environmental and in a cost efficient way by reducing the structures, by the other hand will confer to packaging structures, barrier and improved physic-mechanical properties.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
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Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 35 168,40
Administrative Contact
Anne Risbråthe (Ms.)

Participants (7)

ARTIBAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 429 106,80
Address
Cañada Real
22600 Sabinanigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Royo Grasa (Mr.)
THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 420
Address
Middle Aston House
OX25 5PT Middle Aston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timothy Beaver (Mr.)
ASOCIATION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA COLOR E IMAGEN (AIDO)

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 21 349
Address
Calle Nicolas Copernico 7 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Rosario Penades Jorda (Mrs.)
SAMPAS NANOTEKNOLOJI ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME VE PAZARLAMA LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 235 570,05
Address
Cubuklu Mah Orhan Veli Kanik Cad Yakut Sok No:3 Eryilmaz Plz Kat.6b Kavacik Beykoz
34810 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eser Karakaya (Mr.)
Aroma Praha a.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 167 969,25
Address
Židovice 64
411 83 Hrobce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaroslav Nemec (Mr.)
ATHANASIOS EL. HATZOPOULOS VIOMICHANIA EPEXERGASIAS CHARTOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 186 304
Address
26Th Oktovriou Str. 162
54628 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftherios Tourasanidis (Dr.)
FERRERO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 112,50
Address
Piazzale Pietre Ferrero
12051 Alba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Benedetto (Mr.)