Today, July 5, 2016, was held in Milan the beginning of the Biocomplack project, in which the Spanish SME Tecnopackaging is involved.
Currently, food packaging has two challenges: reducing the substantial environmental impact originate by tons of packaging remains and achieve a longer life of foods containing.
The BIOCOMPLACK project aims to achieve biobased, biodegradable and compostable food packaging to improve the barrier properties in 100 times compared to other biobased packaging. This allows 300% lengthen the shelf life of foods contained therein, extending its life.
These containers are innovative because they are made with a multilayer PLA structure reinforced with organoclays which provide natural preservatives to the food and cellulose nanocrystals to achieve excellent barrier properties to oxygen and water vapor.
BIOCOMPLACK is an obvious pioneering alternative to the biobased packaging, which will bring benefits to consumers, environment, and companies that implement it in their products.
In this project of the Fast Track to Innovation programme (Horizon 2020) where five European entities are involved, which will work together for 30 months in a project with a 2.7M € budget. Tecnopackaging is the only Spanish entity.
Tecnopackaging is a technology-based company that collaborates with Aitiip Technology Centre in R&D services and projects on advanced polymeric materials and their processing to obtain industrial plastic parts and packaging. One of its main innovative lines in production with matrices that come from biomass. Active biobased and biodegradable products are, at present, developing patentable.
FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION
Fast Track To Innovation is a call of the research framework Horizon 2020 to support projects of business innovation in collaboration to bring to market products, processes and services sustainable and innovative that respond to the challenges of society and are competitive in global markets.