The proposal is aimed at design of a complete Cycle/chain for plant fibres (hemp, linen, knead, sorghum etc.). The successive stages of the cycle are: cultivation and harvesting; processing and conversion to obtain a part-processed product for use as a raw material in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging for "organic" food products. The Project is proposed with a view to offering a final product/result obtained from plant sources and biodegradable as an alternative to the throwaway plastic packaging currently widely used. The resulting product will contribute to reduction in waste arising in both manufacture and at the consumer level, in addition to reducing the health risks involved in processing, handling and contact with plastic raw materials. Attainment of the final result (Step 2, CRAFT) will be guaranteed by the strategies and work methodologies adopted for carrying out of the project, aimed at integration between research and production and synergies between the various European partners (the SME proposes of Step 1 and the partners to be sought for Step 2, to complete the consortium) working in the fields of agriculture, industry and commerce.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards