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Pilot line production of functional polymer nanocomposites from natural halloysite nanotubes: demonstrating controlled release of active antimicrobials in food packaging applications.

Objective

"NanoPack will demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel smart antimicrobial surfaces, applied in active food packaging products. It will run pilot lines in operational industrial environments to manufacture commercially feasible antimicrobial polymer films, accepted by consumers. It will minimize the amount of preservatives required to maintain freshness, add value and assure safety to the entire supply chain. The project will employ natural Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) as reliable and safe carriers of bio-active compounds which are unable to migrate from the food packaging into food. Maximising safety, they slowly release minute amounts of potent, volatile and broad-spectrum natural agents into the packaging headspace. Using nanotechnology enables 1) introducing sensitive molecules into polymer films; 2) anti-microbial functionality without impaired film properties; 3) manufacturing potent antimicrobial surfaces with tunable properties, while creating a pH-triggered ""gate keeper” effect to slow down release of the payload encapsulated. The resulting film will exhibit antimicrobial properties unmet by the current state-of-the-art.
The processes across the supply chain will be validated through 5 pilot runs on existing production lines: 1) loading antimicrobials, 2) anti-microbial HNT polymer production, 3) anti-microbial packaging film production and 4-5) using the novel packaging on food products. Commercial feasibility will be assessed, including consumer acceptance and legal, regulatory, safety and environmental aspects.
The success of NanoPack will result in validated consumer-accepted nanotechnology-based antimicrobial food packaging that will enhance food safety, prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste caused by early spoilage. Better performing, safer and ‘smarter’ products will position Europe as the leader in food nanotechnology & smart antimicrobial packaging while increasing competitiveness and industry growth."

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2016

Coordinator

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 021 250,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 021 250,00

Participants (18)

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 636 000,00
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 636 000,00
CARMEL OLEFINS LIMITED
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 487 375,00
Address
Haifa
31014 Haifa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 487 375,00
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 372 050,00
Address
Handelskai 92, Rivergate
1200 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 372 050,00
TOMMEN GRAM FOLIE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 203 293,00
Address
Halsanveien 3-11
7600 Levanger

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 203 293,00
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja

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Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 200 000,00
DAWN MEATS GROUP
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 254 625,00
Address
Grannagh
X91 HRRS Waterford

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Region
Ireland Southern South-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 254 625,00
ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 254 625,00
Address
Sonderhoj 14
8260 Viby J

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 254 625,00
M. FERREIRA & FILHAS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 136 500,00
Address
Avenida Do Sabor 2
5300 367 Gimonde Braganca

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Terras de Trás-os-Montes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 136 500,00
VERTECH GROUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 475 125,00
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 475 125,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 409 375,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 409 375,00
DHI A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 73 064,24
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 73 064,24
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 400 000,00
DE FERRANTE PRIVATE HOLDING B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Predikherenstraat 5
3512TL Utrecht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 281 250,00
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 281 250,00
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 353 750,00
Address
Agro Business Park 82
6708 PW Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 353 750,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 375 000,00
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 375 000,00
AGORA P.S.V.D.
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 337 750,00
Address
Hamapiliemstreet 17/3
92545 Jerusalem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 337 750,00
DHI A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 268 185,76
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 268 185,76