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Optimised moulded pulp for renewable packaging solutions

Objective

The aim of PULPACKTION project is to develop cellulose-based tailored-to-purpose packaging solutions for specific food and electronic packaging applications which needs medium and high barrier requirement’s and that nowadays are packing in polymer fossil based solutions. This innovation will take advantage of the flexibility in the wet-moulding production of wood pulp based materials. Different types of wood pulp will be combined to prepare slurries for wet-moulding applications. These slurries will be additivated with biopolymers and other bio-based compounds in order to tailor the final properties of the resulting wet-moulded materials. By tailoring the composition of the wet mouldable slurry, a wide range of final properties in the resulting dry material will be achieved. This flexible packaging manufacturing system will be combined with 100% bio-based coatings and films on the cellulose-based substrate. To fulfil the properties required for PULPACKTION’s specific packaging applications using a fully bio-based approach, additional barriers will be implemented onto the wet moulded substrate. For this purpose, new bio-based polymer blends will be optimized. These new blends, containing biopolymers such as thermoplastic starch (TPS), poly (lactic acid) (PLA), other bio-additives, and reinforcements such as microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), will be processed into multilayer films, composites and coatings. In this manner, not only coatings for improved barrier properties, but also 100% bio-based films for packages’ top lids will be produced. Therefore, a final 100% bio-biobased integral packaging solution with similar properties to existing fossil-based packaging solutions will be achieved.

Coordinator

ROTTNEROS PACKAGING AB

Address

Rottneros Ab
82623 Soderhamn

Sweden

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 902 303,66

Participants (13)

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BORREGAARD AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 589 325,63

GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 584 500

ROTTNEROS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 615 776,55

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 563 412,50

PURAC BIOCHEM BV

Netherlands

TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 595 023,63

MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 545 885,38

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 507 500

FUNBRICKS SL

Spain

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 764 125

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 858 755

TOTAL CORBION PLA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 163 734,38

KAO CHIMIGRAF SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 613 032,32

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720744

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 166 442,88

  • EU contribution

    € 8 303 374,05

Coordinated by:

ROTTNEROS PACKAGING AB

Sweden