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Innovative Paper Packaging Products for European SMEs Based on Functional Modification of Recovered Fibres

Objective

The project's objective is the creation of an innovative process based on modification of recovered fibres to be used to produce new functional packaging products with high level of standardization in EU, reducing the need of the sector for virgin fibres and supporting the competitiveness of the SMEs in EU packaging sector, through:
- study and develop potential treatments for recovered fibre modification capable of improving physical- chemical properties of recycled papers
- select the best fibre modification treatments based on property and recyclability criteria and validate at pilot plant scale
- develop appropriate modification process systems of recovered fibres, explore new possibilities for both cost reduction and quality increase in packaging design and manufacturing with the input of all stakeholders
- implement, demonstrate and validate a pilot plant for fibre modification (energy and raw material efficiency). The plant will be realized with the assistance of SME consortium members
- train the staff of all the participants and disseminate the results to interested packaging SMEs (organize training courses and technical seminars, publish in practical sector journals and brochures and use internet)
- identify new uses of enhanced modified fibre papers by comparing the state-of-the-art and the results of Fibre+ technology in corrugating packaging SMEs
- foster the implementation of the new innovative fibre modification technology in SME users.
It is foreseen that the project will serve to identify the industrial bottlenecks of paperboard SMEs and to establish a channel for them to express their interests and specifications for the new innovative modification process of recovered fibres with criteria of performance and optimisation. The consortium will create a database of characteristics and properties on representative fibre raw materials and products (recovered fibres, grade papers, corrugated board, boxes) for the packaging companies throughout Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

CONFEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES PAPETIERES EUROPEENNES CEPI AISBL
Address
Avenue Louise 250
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 494 519,05
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Cavallini (Dr.)

Participants (9)

EUROPESE FEDERATIE VAN FABRIKANTENVAN GOLFARTON IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 079,50
Address
Avenue Louise 250
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Julian Pachniewski (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRYMA THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 12 468
Address
Nea Ktiria
41 110 Larissa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Theodoros Tsiricoglou (Prof.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 872
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 070
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Blanco (Prof.)
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 17 375
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Hansen (Mr.)
CENTRALNY OSRODEK BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWY OPAKOWAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 5 920
Address
Ul. Konstancinska 11
02-942 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacek Banasiak (Mr.)
RAPINA PABERIVABRIK
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 23 190
Address
Pargi 23
64505 Rapina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mihkel Peedimaa (Mr.)
PARGIANAS NIKOLAOS & CO EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 26 380
Address
Charilaou Thermi Odos 6Th Km Taermi
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Vlachos (Mr.)
DS SMITH PACKAGING ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 125
Address
Via Pasubio 6
20154 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lido Ferri (Dr.)