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Research
NANOPACK
EUR 7.7m EU funding for research into antimicrobial surfaces for use in food packaging / Active polymer films based on natural halloysite nanotubes
20.02.2017
BIODEGRADABLE COATINGS
“HyperBioCoat” project is established / Improved barrier properties for bio-based packaging
05.12.2016
BIOPOLYMERS
Aimplas collaboration with Ainia on “Sostpack” research project / Aim to improve properties for use in food packaging
30.11.2016
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Germany's IKV invites participants to 12-month study / Focus on changes needed in product development / Launch in March 2017
28.11.2016
FUNCTIONAL BARRIERS
EU-sponsored research project on new multilayer food packaging structures wraps up / Valuable insights into developments needed for use of non-authorised recyclate materials
23.11.2016
PACKAGING RESEARCH
No adverse impact from using rPET in hot-fill bottles / Performance acceptable but yellowing at high recyclate levels affects aesthetics / PTI study
16.11.2016
RESEARCH
UK project to improve fresh food packaging / Cranfield University partners Johnson Matthey in three-year deal
04.10.2016
RESEARCH
US scientists develop environmentally friendly catalyst for biodegradable plastics
25.08.2016
EXXONMOBIL
New technology separates aromatics from crude oil using reverse membrane osmosis / Significant energy savings / Further tests necessary
23.08.2016
INDUSTRIAL FILMS
Dutch research partnership collaborates with Sabic on development of starch-based films / Combination of waterproofing and oxygen barrier in low-cost production of food packaging
09.08.2016
FOOD PACKAGING
Project to develop bioplastic packaging that helps extend shelf life / Sensors display when food not fit to eat / Four prototypes
25.05.2016
RESEARCH
Japanese scientists discover bacteria that decompose PET / “Bioremediation strategy” breaks polymer down into its monomer components
17.03.2016
LEGUVAL
European project to valorise co- and by-products of legumes in plastics production / Work brings research facilities together with industry associations, food and plastics companies
01.03.2016
FRAUNHOFER LBF
Improved process to overmould unidirectional reinforced tapes and fabric-reinforced thermoplastics
17.12.2015
PLASTICS RESEARCH
New polymer R&D centre opens in Lyon / Collaboration involving all key French producers
05.11.2015
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