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Proactive biobased cheese packaging

Objective

BIOPACK is a new concept in food packaging. This will involve new approaches to these of oxygen scavengers, preservatives encapsulated in cyclodextrins (CDs) incorporated into PLA (polylactic acid) and PHB (poly 3-hydroxybutyrate) as active protective agents in this bio based system. In the first instance, this new proactive packaging will be targeted at the problem of considerably improving quality and safety of cheeses. The objective is to extend the shelf life of cheeses from 2-3 months up to 9 month. BIOPACK will aim to be cost-competitive and successful concept could help to expand the market for hard and very hard cheeses considerably, especially through providing a new packaging, which makes increased exports from Europe possible. This could be of major economic benefit to cheese producers directly and farmers indirectly in many regions of Europe. The BIOPACKprinciples will also be exploitable for the packaging of other foods.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Address
Rolighedsvej 30
1958 Frederisksberg
Denmark

Participants (8)

ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Address
Skanderborgvej 277
8260 Viby J
CYCLOLAB - CYCLODEXTRIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY LTD
Hungary
Address
Dombovari Ut 5-7
1117 Budapest
DANAPAK AMBA
Denmark
Address
Sivlandvaenget 3
5260 Odense
DANAPAK FLEXIBLES A/S
Denmark
Address
Hestehaven, 21 L
5260 Odense
HYCAIL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Industrieweg 24-1
9804 TG Noordhorn
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL FIBRES
Poland
Address
19-27,M. Sklodowskiej-curie 19-27
90 570 Lodz
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
Address
Dok Noord 4
9000 Gent
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo