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High performance biomass extracted functional hybrid polymer coatings for food, cosmetic and medical device packaging

Objective

Today, fresh food as well as convenience food is sold in packages. Hygienic conditions, long shelf life and easy availability of these packed products account for our standard of living. However, this convenience contributes in a significant way to environmental pollution, as packaging is mainly achieved by plastic materials in this case. Biodegradable packaging materials have been on the market for many decades. However, there are severe restrictions preventing their broad application in food packaging, as these materials do not provide the requested properties, such as a sufficient barrier against water vapour, oxygen or flavours.
Our idea is to improve these properties by a biodegradable coating. We have developed high-barrier coatings based on a class of materials with glass-like structural units, so called ORMOCER®s. However, these coatings are not biobased, nor biodegradable.
The target of the planned project is the development of new functional hybrid (inorganic-organic) coatings for applications in food, cosmetic & medical device packaging. These new coatings will be based on the work of Fraunhofer ISC who has patented and licensed ORMOCER® lacquers used for coating applications in order to increase barrier properties of packaging films.
The aim of the planned project is to synthesise new coating materials based on bioORMOCER®s, which are formed of functionalised biopolymers extracted from lignocellulosic biomass sources using the bioORMOCER® synthesis approach. In particular, the polymeric structures of hemicelluloses and polyesters will be exploited. By the use of these biopolymer, the organoalkoxysilanes which are components of the state-of-the art ORMOCER® lacquers will be substituted to obtain a purely biobased functional coating material.
The new functional bioORMOCER®s will be coated on flexible and rigid biopolymer substrates and tested for packaging applications for food, cosmetic and medical devices.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 203 902,50

Participants (11)

UNILEVER POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Aleje Jerozolimskie No 134
02305 Warszawa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 461 855
Address
Milutina Baraca 54
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION AITIIP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 591 818,75
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INTERNATIONAL SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chemin Du Pavillon 2
1218 Le Grand Saconnex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASMA ELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 393 750
Address
Otto-lilienthal-strasse 2
79395 Neuenburg Am Rhein
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEFANSKI CLAUS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 376 366,25
Address
Neustiftgasse 15/10
1070 Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIONATIC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 265 625
Address
Lowenhof 9
28217 Bremen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATORI ARCHA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 978,75
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Via Di Tegulaia 10 A
56100 Pisa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TSATSOS GEORGIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 317 535
Address
Ioannou Metaxa 56
19400 Koropi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERNWALD FRUCHTEVERWERTUNG KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 734,75
Address
Schwanenkirchener Strasse 28
94491 Hengersberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERBSTREITH & FOX KG PEKTIN-FABRIKEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Turnstr. 37
75305 Neuenburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)