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Eco-friendly food packaging with enhanced barrier properties

Eco-friendly food packaging with enhanced barrier properties

Objective

BIOCOMPLACK is a biobased, biodegradable and compostable food packaging with enhances barrier properties. BIOCOMPLACK is a food biopackaging with three main points of innovation: the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), the multilayer structure and the PLA biopolymer reinforced with organoclays which contain natural food preservatives. These three innovations will enhance the barrier properties to oxygen (more than 100 times compared with common biopackaging) and water vapour as well as will improve the shelf-life of food. BIOCOMPLACK is an alternative to common bio-packaging products that enhances 300% the shelf-life of food.
This international project is born in a consortium integrated by two large enterprises (Sapici and Goglio), two small-medium enterprises (SMEs) (NaturePlast and Tecnopackaging) and a research institution (Packlab, University of Milan) from four different countries which together cover the supply chain of the food packaging industry.
BIOCOMPLACK will have strong impact in the society and in the environment. BIOCOMPLACK will be an eco-friendly packaging from natural renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, will reduce the plastic packaging waste thanks to its biodegradability in the nature and will generate at the end of its useful life an added value product, the compost (to improve the quality of soils and provide nutrients). Our BIOCOMPLACK solution will provide a loop cycle of sustainability.
European Union will be also impacted by BIOCOMPLACK because it will make a substantial contribution to innovation in the European economy, will reduce the import of biopackaging from outside the EU and we will export at international level.
This consortium will also be benefited by bringing into the market the BIOCOMPLACK food packaging in 36 months. The profitability of the project presents for the first 5 years a ROI of 2.47 and the pay-back of the project will be achieved after 2 years and 9 months after the beginning of the commercialization

Coordinator

SOCIETA AZIONARIA PER L INDUSTRIA CHIMICA ITALIANA SAPICI SPA

Address

Via Telesio Bernardino 2
20145 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 608 562,50

Participants (4)

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NATUREPLAST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 025

GOGLIO NORTH EUROPE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 529 375

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 362 587,50

NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 273 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720326

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 735 212,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 023 425

Coordinated by:

SOCIETA AZIONARIA PER L INDUSTRIA CHIMICA ITALIANA SAPICI SPA

Italy