Thanks to all who joined our interactive webinar: From plastics to policy – How can we improve the performance of food packaging?
In case you missed it, stay tuned. Video presentations, PowerPoint slides and breakout room illustrations will be available soon.
About this event
We are proud to present the results and lessons learnt of this three-year pan-European collaboration on bio-based recyclable food packaging.
This two-session interactive webinar will replace the in-person event planned in Brussels.
The innovative way of being all connected online will evoke great discussions on the food waste and how we can harness innovative sustainable materials to tackle this global challenge.
Inspirational talks by our keynote speakers will bring you new insights on how the optimise food packaging. During the breakout sessions, hosted by our project partners, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm with fellow attendees.
What you will hear about:
- How REFUCOAT’s innovative materials, coatings and sustainable packaging structures contribute to a circular bioeconomy and tackling the food waste challenge
- Learnings and best practices for working with bio-based packaging materials
- Bio-based food packaging as a sustainable alternative to current packaging
Technical project coordinator REFUCOAT, AIMPLAS
Project coordinator, Lorena Rodriguez Garrido, has 15-year of experience in the packaging industry. At AIMPLAS, she is involved in the printing and coating department focussing on creating sustainable coatings, reducing packaging structures and improving barrier properties.
Improving the performance of food packaging & reducing landfill waste
REFUCOAT is an EU-funded project aiming to develop fully-recyclable food packaging with enhanced gas barrier properties and new functionalities using high performance coatings. Active coatings will be used in films and trays as an alternative to current metallised and modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) to avoid the use of non-renewable materials in packaging that currently leads to complex and expensive recycling steps.
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Hybrid coating formulations will combine cost-efficiently produced polyglycolic acid (PGA) and modified silica oxide. Fully biodegradable packages for fresh food products will be obtained with middle chain modified PHAs. PGA and PHA based hybrid coatings with high gas barrier properties will be further improved with active substances for improved shelf-life.
The project is focused on two packages; I) the replacement of metallised packages by the use of hybrid barrier coatings for savoury products and cereals and II) the production of middle chain resins to develop a fully recyclable & biodegradable package for chicken meat products.
Meet the partners
REFUCOAT consortium is formed by 12 synergistic partners
The project maximizes exploitation within the Consortium, promoting a circular economy concept, but also considers dissemination and communication in order to maximize the value of the project outcomes, maximize exploitation within the consortium, promoting a circular economy concept, but also considers dissemination and communication in order to maximize the value of the project outcomes.
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