The overall objective of project ECOFUNCO is to select, extract-functionalise molecules (proteins, polysaccharides, cutin) from highly available, low valorised biomass such as tomato, legumes, sunflower etc for the development of new bio-based coating materials to be applied on two different substrates (cellulosic and plastic based), with improved performances compared to currently available products and at the same time with more sustainable end of life options.
The products to be developed in the project are in particular:
Antimicrobial-antioxidant coatings based on chitin nanofibrills, and/or chitosan, functionalised MC, for cellulose tissues (personal care), paper and cardboard (packaging for fresh products like pasta, tableware), woven and nonwoven (sanitary), plastic substrates (bio-polyesters) for active packaging.
Cutin based formulations for coatings water repellent (paper cups, service paper etc.), water vapour barrier (packaging) and protective properties (non-food packaging).
Protein- based barrier adhesive for multilayer food packaging (bio polyesters based), with sustainable end of life options (composting, recyclability).
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
- /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds/oilseed
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
- /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeBBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action
4501306 Hod Hasharon
56127 Pisa (Pi)
4650 Herve Chaineux