BIOACTIVELAYERPublished on 22 July 2014
A fascinating new packaging development project has started, searching the production of a biodegradable, multi-layer packaging for dried food applications. The project is being led by Hatzopoulos Company and has been supported by €1.2 million of funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The consortium commenced their work on 1st September 2013. This project carries a multinational representation and will continue for 2 years. The partners involved are A. Hatzopoulos S.A., Nuevas Technicas de Coloracion SL, Spain (Chemical Compounding), Skymark Packaging International Limited, UK (Packaging Films), Belourthe SA, Belgium (Producer of Baby Food Cereals), Plusfresc (Spanish Supermarket Chain), Instituto Technologico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica, Spain, Wageningen University, Netherlands and the UK Materials Research Institute.
The BioActiveLayer project plans to enhance the novel paper-based, bio-degradable, multi-layer structure by increasing the paper moisture, having vision to successfully introduce a renewable and biodegradable packaging as a replacement for existing MAP applications, whilst being able to maintain freshness and increase the shelf life of the food produce.