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Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality.

Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality.

Objective

The BIOSMART project proposal has the ambition to develop active and smart bio-based and compostable packages addressing the needs of fresh and pretreated food applications. Moreover, the novel packaging system will form the basis for tailoring performance and functionality to specific flexible and rigid food packages in diverse market segments. A holistic ecosystem approach is pursued by offering solutions that bring enhanced performance and acceptable economics to the value chain and facilitate implementation and large-scale commercialization. Critical issues that differentiate the present packages from the future all-bio-based and compostable ones are enhanced active and smart functionalities that make possible: light weighting, reduced food residues, shelf life monitoring and longer shelf life, easier consumer waste handling, and all this at a competitive cost to the incumbent. The BIOSMART project proposal develops thus encompasses an approach for selectively integrating superhydrophobic surfaces, microencapsulated phase change materials, barrier coatings, sensoring devices, and new bio-active antimicrobial and antioxidants, into all-bio-based multilayer flexible plastic packages. Three generic packaging systems are selected with specific performance needs as defined by current multi-material (eg. pouches, terrines and cardboard/thin film tray). The associate life cycle assessments for the different possible scenarios include the economic feasibility. Ultimately, this consolidated knowledge is captured in a material selection and packaging performance simulation App. through optimization of all possible variables to meet selected key performance indicators (KPI).

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Address

Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 952 750

Participants (11)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 277 966,25

LIPOFABRIK

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 227,50

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 647 073,75

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

France

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 387 375

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 299 180

PROPAGROUP SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 546 301,25

TECSENSE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 299 992,50

WIPAK WALSRODE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745762

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 950 560

  • EU contribution

    € 3 610 866,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain