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Bioprocessed wood fibres for composites and food packaging materials

Objective

The project develops novel technologies for production of value-added food packages and composites based on renewable materials by enzymatic and chemo-enzymatic methods. The generic goal of the project is to develop widely applicable novel technologies. Enzymes needed in the fiber modification will be selected, characterized and produced in pilot scale with an optimized strain. The adhesion of fibers with biopolymers will be improved by direct radical binding, hydrophobisation or bridging by using enzymatic and chemo-enzymatic methods. The effects will be analyzed. The most promising fibers will be converted in laboratory scale with biopolymers for load bearing composite materials and food packaging materials. Case studies with prototypes will be used to demonstrate the potential of the materials in composite and food packaging materials and to evaluate their economical and environmental competitiveness.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
Finland

Participants (9)

AHLSTROM RESEARCH AND COMPETENCE CENTRE S.A.
France
Address
Z.i. De L' Abbaye Impasse Louis Champin
38780 Pont Eveque
DR URS J HAENGGI (TRADING AS BIOMER)
Germany
Address
15,Forst-kasten-strasse 15
82152 Planegg / Krailling
GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
139,Lange Kleiweg 139
2288 GJ Rijswijk Zh
J. RETTENMAIER & SOEHNE GMBH + CO KG
Germany
Address
Holzmuehle 1
73494 Rosenberg
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 30
100 44 Stockholm
SICOMP AB
Sweden
Address
Fibervaegen 2, Oejebyn
941 26 Piteaa
STORA ENSO OYJ
Finland
Address
Research Centre Imatra
55800 Imatra
TETRA PAK RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Ruben Rausing Gata
221 86 Lund
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Scienza 1
20126 Milano