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Design and development of an innovative ecoefficient low-substrate flexible paper packaging from renewable resources to replace petroleum based barrier films

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 207810

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 441 328

  • EU contribution

    € 3 276 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

France

Objective

The objective of this project is to design and to develop an innovative ecoefficient low-substrate flexible paper for packaging from renewable resources to reduce the packaging industry’s reliance on barrier films derived from petroleum. The challenge of this project is to develop a flexible packaging paper, with barrier properties (grease, water, oxygen and water vapour barrier) competitive with those of untreated plastic films (medium barrier) or to treated plastic films (high barrier). This paper will be developed using renewable materials, beyond state-of-the-art barrier coatings and innovative surface treatment processes. The main scientific advances concern: 1-The development of a substrate with significantly enhanced barrier properties via knowledge-led improvement and innovation such as the use of selected materials in the bulk and the deposition of a thin film of renewable materials during the paper forming. 2-Development of water borne coatings made from renewable materials (starches, functionalised starches, starch derivatives or modified hemicelluloses) and reinforced by (low eco-footprint) minerals or renewable nanoparticles to optimise the desired properties. 3-Development of high barrier paper arising from innovative surface treatments: Solvent free chemical grafting and vacuum coating. These two techniques, although based on very different principles, enable the deposition of nanolayers (a few molecular layers) that drastically improve the barrier properties. 4-Development of a new type of antibacterial coatings to prolong food quality. Particular attention will be paid to sustainability assessment and life cycle analysis throughout the project. A substantial reduction in the amount of packaging going to landfill is envisaged, together with speedier environmental degradation of the packaging materials. This project will make a significant contribution to reduce the reliance on petroleum resources during packaging production.

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

Address

Domaine Universitaire
38610 Gieres

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 550 427

Administrative Contact

David Guérin (Dr.)

Participants (10)

Ahlstrom research and services

France

EU Contribution

€ 270 956

CARGILL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 780

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 458 337

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 334 850

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 373

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 304 220

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 293 444

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 388

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 240 803,50

OY KESKUSLABORATORIO - CENTRALLABORATORIUM AB

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 113 421,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 207810

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 441 328

  • EU contribution

    € 3 276 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

France

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