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SMART and SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING UTILIZING FLEXIBLE PRINTED INTELLIGENCE and MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES

Objective

Scientists and business oriented organizations all have a responsibility in the technology driven sustainable development. The SusFoFlex project has put a rather ambitious objective forward, specifically to deliver a technology which targets the customers with exciting new features and which could possibly yield new production-consumption patterns by using cutting edge sustainable technologies with smart features.

The development of novel packaging solutions that will have the following characteristics
a. To be sustainable: innovative packaging materials and additives developed from eco-friendly, bio degradable materials obtained from organic agro-food by-products; or traditional packaging materials combined with the former solutions so that their employed amount could be reduced
b. To be able to increase/improve the shelf-life of the packaged food: packaging materials with improved barrier and antioxidant properties
c. To be able to reduce food losses: thanks to the ability to extend the shelf-life, and/or incorporation of nanomaterials based sensor array (intelligent packaging)

The development of a methodology that could be flexibly applied to different food categories
a. Identification of food storage requisites
b. Identification of properties of traditional packaging solutions used at present for that food
c. Development of sustainable materials with competitive performance
d. Development of innovative solutions with improved performances
e. Industrial small-scale demonstration of the results

The consortium will investigate different traditional packaging materials (PP/PE) and identify the key areas where improvement in terms of barriers and smart functions can be made by using natural additives, filler and nanomaterials (natural antioxidant extracts, cellulose-based bionanocomposite, nano-silicates, edible nanolaminate coatings), by PLA films, and by developing nanomaterials based sensor array that can gain information on the condition of the product.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 281 200
Administrative Contact
Arto Eljander (Mr.)

Participants (15)

FUNDACION INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN NANOTECNOLOGIA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Tajonar, Campus Arrosadia (Centro I+d)
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ernesto Bravo Villamayor (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 495 732,75
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Smolander (Dr.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 211 680
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Akos Kukovecz (Dr.)
GEORGIA TECH IRELAND

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 159 508,25
Address
Ida Business And Technology Park, Garrycastle, Dublin Rd
Athlone
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joe Dowling (Mr.)
FUNDACION I+D AUTOMOCION Y MECATRONICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 750
Address
Calle Tajonar 20
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ernesto Bravo Villamayor (Mr.)
ICETA INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGIAS E AGROAMBIENTE DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 115 314
Address
Rua D Manuel Ii Apartado 55142
4051 401 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rocha Vicente (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 680
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mauro Balordi (Dr.)
SYSTEM LABEL LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 164 280
Address
Racecourse Road
Roscommon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niall O'shea (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 960
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
TOMMEN GRAM FOLIE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 160 960
Address
Halsanveien 3-11
7600 Levanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Finn Robert Müller (Mr.)
CONFIDEX OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 194 640
Address
Haarlankatu 1
33230 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antti Ruhanen (Mr.)
FUNDACION ANDALTEC I+D+I
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 360
Address
Poligono Industrial Canada De La Fuente Calle Vilches S/n
23600 Martos
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Daniel Aguilera Puerto (Mr.)
KALITE SISTEM LABORATUVARLARI AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 162 290
Address
Degirmen Sok Ar Plaza B Blok 16
34742 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samim Saner (Mr.)
ANECOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 961
Address
Calle Monforte 1
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Juste (Mr.)
TECCI CIRCUITOS IMPRESOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 120
Address
Industrial Park Aranaztegi Etorbidea Street 8
20140 Andoain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maite Zubiaurre (Ms.)