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Eco-friendly food packaging with enhanced barrier properties

Objective

BIOCOMPLACK is a biobased, biodegradable and compostable food packaging with enhances barrier properties. BIOCOMPLACK is a food biopackaging with three main points of innovation: the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), the multilayer structure and the PLA biopolymer reinforced with organoclays which contain natural food preservatives. These three innovations will enhance the barrier properties to oxygen (more than 100 times compared with common biopackaging) and water vapour as well as will improve the shelf-life of food. BIOCOMPLACK is an alternative to common bio-packaging products that enhances 300% the shelf-life of food.
This international project is born in a consortium integrated by two large enterprises (Sapici and Goglio), two small-medium enterprises (SMEs) (NaturePlast and Tecnopackaging) and a research institution (Packlab, University of Milan) from four different countries which together cover the supply chain of the food packaging industry.
BIOCOMPLACK will have strong impact in the society and in the environment. BIOCOMPLACK will be an eco-friendly packaging from natural renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, will reduce the plastic packaging waste thanks to its biodegradability in the nature and will generate at the end of its useful life an added value product, the compost (to improve the quality of soils and provide nutrients). Our BIOCOMPLACK solution will provide a loop cycle of sustainability.
European Union will be also impacted by BIOCOMPLACK because it will make a substantial contribution to innovation in the European economy, will reduce the import of biopackaging from outside the EU and we will export at international level.
This consortium will also be benefited by bringing into the market the BIOCOMPLACK food packaging in 36 months. The profitability of the project presents for the first 5 years a ROI of 2.47 and the pay-back of the project will be achieved after 2 years and 9 months after the beginning of the commercialization

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/compost
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SOCIETA AZIONARIA PER L INDUSTRIA CHIMICA ITALIANA SAPICI SPA
Address
Via Telesio Bernardino 2
20145 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 608 562,50

Participants (4)

NATUREPLAST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 249 025
Address
Rue Francois Arago 11
14123 Ifs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOGLIO NORTH EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 529 375
Address
Provincialeweg 200
1506MG Zaandam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 362 587,50
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 875
Address
Poligono Industrial Empresarium C/ Romero 12
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)