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SVARNISH (FP7)

Project Details

Project acronym               :              SVARNISH

Project full title                 :              Varnish development with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapour barrier                                                        properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry.

Call Identifier                  :               FP7-SME-2013

Project Duration              :              24 Months

Project Total Budget       :              1.112.000,00 €

Project Website             :               http://svarnish.eu/partners/

Project Objective

The impact on our environment from food packaging waste can be minimized by prudently selecting materials and following established regulatory guidelines, yet the primary purpose must continue to be maintaining safe, wholesome and quality food, with all the properties desired to protecting the food from the surrounding (oxygen, light, pathogenic microorganisms, moisture, .. and taking into account the mechanical properties needed for the storage and transport. Approximately the 60% of the films used in food packaging are laminated from different materials. The manufacturing of multilayer structures allows increasing the plastic materials for food packaging applications. More often more than one material is required to provide different properties and functionalities to the food packaging. The most critical properties are the oxygen and moisture barrier and the mechanical resistance (to guarantee safe and quality product). To link the different materials, and conferred barrier properties, could be applied “coatings” that it is in-line with the printing process for high-barrier packaging laminates. The SVARNISH project aims to overcome the flexible packaging limitations related with the traditional food plastic materials, competitive costs, the chemical properties (antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapor), physicmechanical properties (simplifying the multilayer structures, and improving the simples ones), environmental and sustainable development. We aim to reduce the price of the food packaging around 20% and reduce waste material 8-10%, decreasing the time process manufacturing in a 50%, and reduction of the energy consumption in the same 50%. Reduce food waste by 50%. The 85% of the films used for food packaging industry will be recycling. The structure of SVarnish consortium has been selected through a logical process from “the raw material needed to improve the varnish to the final printing process”, all supply chain it is represented.

Project Partners

1 SME-AG

ARTIBAL

ARTIBAL

Spain

2 RTD

AIDO

AIDO

Spain

3 RTD

The UK Materials Technology Research Institute Limited

MATRI

UK

4 RTD

Nofima

Nofima

Norway

5 SEM

Sampas NANO

SNANO

Turkey

6 SME

Aroma Praha

AROMA

CR

7 SME

Hatzopoulos S.A

ASHA

Greece

8 OTHER

Ferrero Group

FERRERO

Italy

 

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