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Sustainable Coating for Food Packaging based on Starch and Seaweed Extracts

Objective

Food packaging coatings (on paper wraps, cartons and cardboard) are essential to providing a physical barrier to protect food products in the packaging container during storage and transportation. Current packaging coatings are based on petrochemical derived waxes and polymers. However, with increasing petroleum costs and recent instability and volatility in some oil producing countries, the food packaging sector is searching for an alternative reliable and sustainable coating product. This would also promote the recycling characteristics of spent paper food packaging (currently this is difficult, as petroleum based coatings commonly used for this purpose reduce the compostability of paper. Our proposed research project, PlantPack, will aim to develop a sustainable, eco-friendly food packaging coating product made from seaweed extracts and starch, which will be applied to paper and cardboard in the form of a spray. This new coating will replace the current petroleum derived coating products, and thus improve the sustainability and biodegradability characteristics of both coatings and the final food packaging developed.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

PRA TRADING LTD
Address
High Street Castle Mews 14
TW12 2NP Hampton
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wendy Williams (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 43 231,22

Participants (7)

ALTIN GIDA MAMULLERI TICARET VE SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 199 629,88
Address
Taksim Cumhuriyet Cad 1 Sark
26000 Istanbul

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Burhan Bickioglu (Mr.)
ALEXIR PACKAGING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 060,60
Address
Enterprise Way
TN8 6HF Edenbridge

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Davison (Mr.)
YANKO SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 189 461,20
Address
Ul Torowa 9
35205 Rzeszow

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Przybylo (Mrs.)
SEAWEED CANARIAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 635
Address
Calle Fuente 7-1
35001 Las Palmas Gran Canaria

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Sagaseta (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 280
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Viñas Ruiz (Ms.)
MANTROSE UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 700
Address
Northfield Farm - Hungerford 7b
RG17 7BY Great Shefford

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Matthews (Mr.)
THE PAINT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

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United Kingdom
Address
Castle Mews 14 High Street
TW12 2NP Hampton

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wendy Williams (Ms.)