The results of the project, delivered over three years:

Bioplastics for the Circular Economy

The development of biodegradable and bio-based plastics is key to implementing circular economy models in the plastics sector. The USABLE PACKAGING project builds an entire value chain for high performance bioplastic packaging, that is both bio-based and biodegradable and does not compete with the food chain.
Bioplastic compounders / converters

Bioplastic compounders / converters

USABLE PACKAGING adopts state of the art technologies to develop high performance bioplastics, which are essential to respond to the end-use requirements of consumer packaging.
The compounding of base resins enables the extension of performance range, whilst electro spinning and bio-lamination technologies make fully bio-based and biodegradable multi-layer film accessible.roduct my business skyrocketed! I made back the purchase price in just 48 hours! I couldn't have asked for more than this."

Bioplastic functionalisation

Bioplastic functionalisation

USABLE PACKAGING aims to fine-tune bioplastics functionality by reactive and non-reactive extrusion processing. This is very important to ensure the high performance required for consumer end use, within the mono material packaging concept.

Conversion of biomass into bioplastic

Conversion of biomass into bioplastic

USABLE PACKAGING includes processing technologies for the conversion of biomass into bioplastics. Control over the polymer production step makes it possible to design the product in a way that boosts performance. Additionally, the choice of biomass side streams from food industry is crucial to deliver the circular value chain.

ALONG THE BIO-BASED PACKAGING VALUE CHAIN

AN EXCERPT FROM THE PROJECT PARTNERS
BARILLA

BARILLA

BREAD PASTA

KORUMA

KORUMA

CHEMICALS

OROGEL

OROGEL

FROZEN VEGETABLES & FISH

CAVIRO

CAVIRO

WINE

PHR

PHR

AGRICS

NUOVA OMPI

NUOVA OMPI

PHARMA

SONAE

SONAE

PACKAGING

FROM THE FOOD CHAIN TO PACKAGING, BACK TO FOOD AND ENERGY.

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News about the USABLE PACKAGING project

Open letter to European Institutions

Usable Packaging project coordinator Prof Chema Lagaron has sent an open letter to European Institutions on behalf of the consortium, in which he offers a seven point strategy to support the development of the biobased and compostable plastic industry as part of the EU's bioeconomy.

Newsletter Issue 3 Autumn 2022

The final newsletter from USABLE PACKAGING - Issue 3 Autumn 2023 - is now out, providing you with the latest updates on the project’s progresses and successes, notably significant advances in producing PHA from food processing by-products and the manufacture of bio-based frozen bags.

USABLE PACKAGING end of project meeting – 9 November 2022

The USABLE PACKAGING project has proven the concept that by -products from food production can be transformed into compostable packaging and other products. The results of the project, delivered over three years and led by Spain’s Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), will be presented to stakeholders and the public during the Ecomondo Expo in Rimini, Italy, in November. More info on the meeting and how to attend.

COORDINATION

Prof. Jose Maria Lagaron

María Pardo-Figuerez, Ph.D.

Novel Packaging Materials and Nanotechnology Group, IATA-CSIC

www.iata.csic.es

MEDIA CONTACT

David Newman
Managing Director BBIA

www.bbia.org.uk


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