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Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality.

Objective

The BIOSMART project proposal has the ambition to develop active and smart bio-based and compostable packages addressing the needs of fresh and pretreated food applications. Moreover, the novel packaging system will form the basis for tailoring performance and functionality to specific flexible and rigid food packages in diverse market segments. A holistic ecosystem approach is pursued by offering solutions that bring enhanced performance and acceptable economics to the value chain and facilitate implementation and large-scale commercialization. Critical issues that differentiate the present packages from the future all-bio-based and compostable ones are enhanced active and smart functionalities that make possible: light weighting, reduced food residues, shelf life monitoring and longer shelf life, easier consumer waste handling, and all this at a competitive cost to the incumbent. The BIOSMART project proposal develops thus encompasses an approach for selectively integrating superhydrophobic surfaces, microencapsulated phase change materials, barrier coatings, sensoring devices, and new bio-active antimicrobial and antioxidants, into all-bio-based multilayer flexible plastic packages. Three generic packaging systems are selected with specific performance needs as defined by current multi-material (eg. pouches, terrines and cardboard/thin film tray). The associate life cycle assessments for the different possible scenarios include the economic feasibility. Ultimately, this consolidated knowledge is captured in a material selection and packaging performance simulation App. through optimization of all possible variables to meet selected key performance indicators (KPI).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 952 750

Participants (10)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 966,25
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIPOFABRIK
France
EU contribution
€ 200 227,50
Address
Universite Lille 1 Polytech Lille Avenue Paul Langevin
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 647 073,75
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 375
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 299 180
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
PROPAGROUP SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 546 301,25
Address
Via Genova 5/B
10098 Rivoli To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECSENSE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 299 992,50
Address
Teslastrasse 4
8074 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIPAK WALSRODE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 13
29699 Bomlitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)