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Development of new Competitive and Sustainable Bio-Based Plastics


Project platform on-line

NEWPACK Website available in the internet.

Market analysis

Market analysis of whole value network including packaging material producers, retailers, food companies, consumers including the current demand and market volume of food packaging plastic materials and analysis of the competitive environment and substitutes will also be conducted.

Report on the strategy for dissemination, communication and exploitation

Guidance document on dissemination, communication and exploitation activities as well as procedures

Report on Screening Life Cycle Assessment (Hot spot analysis)

In view of integrated eco-design, identify the hotspots and provide recommendations to be fed back to partners on the most promising configurations from a sustainability point of view.

Availability of feedstock resources in Europe

Study of the feedstock necessary for the bioplastic production in Europe.


Restructuring value networks to enable sustainable innovations in food packaging plastic industry

Author(s): Keränen, O. (Outi); Komulainen, H. (Hanna); Ulkuniemi, P. (Pauliina)
Published in: Online proceedings of the 35th Annual IMP Conference, Paris, France, Issue 2019, 2019

Mobilizing change in an industry network for commercializing a sustainable innovation

Author(s): Outi Keränen, Tuula Lehtimäki, Hanna Komulainen, Pauliina Ulkuniemi
Published in: Online proceedings of the 36th Annual IMP Conference, Örebro, Sweden, 2020

Implementation of auto-hydrolysis process for the recovery of antioxidants and cellulose from wheat straw

Author(s): Andrea Bassani, Cecilia Fiorentini, Vellingiri Vadivel, Alessandro Moncalvo and Giorgia Spigno
Published in: Applied Sciences, 2020, ISSN 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app10176112

Kinetic Model of Wheat Straw Autohydrolysis Considering Heating and Cooling Phases

Author(s): Andrea Bassani, Cecilia Fiorentini, Guillermo Duserm Garrido, Daniele Carullo, Giorgia Spigno
Published in: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS, Issue Volume 87, 2021, Page(s) 199-204, ISSN 2283-9216
DOI: 10.3303/cet2187034

Incorporation of Waste Orange Peels Extracts Into PLA Films

Author(s): Bassani, A., Montes, S., Jubete, E., Palenzuela, J., Sanjuan, A. P., & Spigno, G.
Published in: Chemical Engineering Transactions, Issue 74, 2019, Page(s) 1063-1068, ISSN 2283-9216
DOI: 10.3303/cet1974178

Piezoresistive Carbon Foams in Sensing Applications

Author(s): Krisztian Kordas, Olli Pitkänen
Published in: Frontiers in Materials, Issue 6, 2019, Page(s) 1-9, ISSN 2296-8016
DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00093

Cu-Pd Bimetal and CuPt Alloy Nanotubes Derived From Cu Nanowires: Novel Amplification Media for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Author(s): Eva Bozo, Aron Dombovari, Melinda Mohl, Vesa K. Virtanen, Simo Saarakkala, Robert Vajtai, Krisztian Kordas
Published in: IEEE Sensors Journal, Issue 20/1, 2020, Page(s) 143-148, ISSN 1530-437X
DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2019.2939677

Restructuring existing value networks to diffuse sustainable innovations in food packaging

Author(s): Outi Keränen, Hanna Komulainen, Tuula Lehtimäki, Pauliina Ulkuniemi
Published in: Industrial Marketing Management, 2020, ISSN 0019-8501
DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2020.10.011

Bio-Based Smart Materials for Food Packaging and Sensors – A Review

Author(s): Niina Halonen, Petra S. Pálvölgyi, Andrea Bassani, Cecilia Fiorentini, Rakesh Nair, Giorgia Spigno, Krisztian Kordas
Published in: Frontiers in Materials, Issue 7, 2020, Page(s) 14, ISSN 2296-8016
DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2020.00082

Hydrothermal treatment of grape skins for sugars, antioxidants and soluble fibers production

Author(s): Andrea Bassani, Noemi Alberici, Cecilia Fiorentini, Gianluca Giuberti, Roberta Dordoni, Giorgia Spigno
DOI: 10.3303/cet2079022