NEWGENPAK

New Generation of Functional Cellulose Fibre Based Packaging Materials for Sustainability

 Coordinatore SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY 

 Organization address address: HOWARD STREET
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S1 1WB

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Chris
Cognome: Breen
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 2253008
Fax: +44 114 2253501

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 3˙190˙329 €
 EC contributo 3˙190˙329 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
 Funding Scheme MC-ITN
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-12-01   -   2015-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: HOWARD STREET
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S1 1WB

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Chris
Cognome: Breen
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 2253008
Fax: +44 114 2253501

UK (SHEFFIELD) coordinator 499˙135.00
2    "INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA"

 Organization address city: Paterna
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Carmen
Cognome: Sánchez
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 961820000
Fax: +34 961820001

ES (Paterna) participant 470˙738.00
3    DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A
city: KONGENS LYNGBY
postcode: 2800

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Plackett
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 4677 5487
Fax: +45 4677 4791

DK (KONGENS LYNGBY) participant 302˙806.00
4    INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

 Organization address address: AVENUE FELIX VIALLET 46
city: GRENOBLE CEDEX 1
postcode: 38031

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Clementine
Cognome: Gleizal
Email: send email
Telefono: 33476575038
Fax: 33476574813

FR (GRENOBLE CEDEX 1) participant 264˙251.00
5    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

 Organization address address: Via Zamboni 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marco
Cognome: Giacinti Baschetti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0512090408
Fax: +39 0516347788

IT (BOLOGNA) participant 257˙999.00
6    AZIENDA SPECIALE INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA

 Organization address address: VIA MERAVIGLI 9 B
city: MILANO
postcode: 20123

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Antonella
Cognome: Rotunno
Email: send email
Telefono: 390285000000
Fax: 390285000000

IT (MILANO) participant 257˙999.00
7    KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITETSGATAN 2
city: KARLSTAD
postcode: 65188

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Lars
Cognome: Jarnstrom
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 54 700 1625

SE (KARLSTAD) participant 243˙547.02
8    PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG

 Organization address address: HESSSTRASSE 134
city: MUNCHEN
postcode: 80797

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean-Yves
Cognome: Escabasse
Email: send email
Telefono: 498912000000
Fax: +49 8912146560

DE (MUNCHEN) participant 238˙523.02
9    BUMAGA BV

 Organization address address: IJSSELBURCHT 3
city: ARNHEM
postcode: 6825 BS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Arie
Cognome: Hooimeijer
Email: send email
Telefono: 31263653415

NL (ARNHEM) participant 219˙380.00
10    ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE

 Organization address address: AL. PIASTOW 17
city: SZCZECIN
postcode: 70310

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Artur
Cognome: Bartkowiak
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 91 4496590
Fax: +48 91 4496590

PL (SZCZECIN) participant 194˙694.98
11    IMERYS MINERALS LTD

 Organization address address: PAR MOOR ROAD PAR MOOR CENTRE
city: CORNWALL
postcode: PL24 2SQ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Graham
Cognome: O'neill
Email: send email
Telefono: 441727000000

UK (CORNWALL) participant 120˙628.00
12    MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED

 Organization address address: MILLENNIUM WAY WEST PHOENIX CENTRE
city: Nottingham
postcode: NG8 6AW

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Douglas
Cognome: Potter
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1698 720770

UK (Nottingham) participant 120˙628.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The NEWGENPAK ITN is an interdisciplinary research training network of 8 European universities, 3 research institutes and 6 enterprises, three of which are Full partners. Its primary aim is to create a European training network designed to improve the career prospects of its 10 ESRs and 2 ERs in both the public and private sector. The network will deliver a joint multidisciplinary research training programme which will encourage and foster the growth of the researchers’ skills in scientific expertise, technological knowledge and professional aptitude. The key vehicle in this strategy is a supervised personal, original research project in a critical aspect of sustainable packaging. The network has been designed to achieve the following objectives (i) to conduct top-level research and training and devise innovative solutions for specific EU needs in the area of sustainable packaging, (ii) to advance the state-of-the-art in wood cellulose based sustainable packaging in three specific areas (a) next generation packaging composites, (b) cellulose-fibre based active packaging and (c) environmental, economic and societal aspects of packaging production, (iii) to educate the next generation of researchers inside a broad European research training network which includes universities, research centres and industry, thereby accelerating the researchers’ advancement to team leader status, (iv) to improve the career prospects of ERs and ESRs through complementary training such as; writing and presentation skills; language, effective communication and collaboration; project management and finance; project/product cycles; entrepreneurship; IPR, (v) to create an integrated, long-term sustainable packaging research and training base in the EU by bringing together universities, research institutes and industrial players active in key research disciplines.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Recycling and garbage bins are loaded with fossil fuel-based packaging materials left over after the foods they contained are consumed. Improved 100 % biodegradable wood-based alternatives are just around the corner to minimise environmental impact.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Researchers have turned to cellulose-based biopolymers as a promising 100 % biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based packaging materials. Seventeen partners are supporting 13 researchers in their investigations within the EU-funded project 'New generation of functional cellulose fibre based packaging materials for sustainability' (http://www.newgenpak.eu/ (NEWGENPAK)).

Addition of nanocellulose can significantly offset some of the weaknesses of other biopolymers in mechanical strength and barrier properties. It can be functionalised for anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial activity and even yield intelligent or active packaging solutions.

The first pillar is improving barrier properties of coatings and films. Modelling techniques are being used to understand and predict the relationship between structure and function. The team produced a mineral oil barrier with effectiveness up to 98 % in the lab. Scientists also produced a multi-barrier system with dry oxygen permeability similar to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the most common type of polyester.

A second line of research is focused on developing cellulose fibre-based active packaging. The team has already had promising enhancements in anti-microbial activity. An SME, that is a full partner in the project, has assessed a number of commercial thermochromic inks for printability on both benchmark and modified substrates. They will used in studies on intelligent packaging, for fruits and vegetables, that changes colour with temperature.

Finally, scientists want to ensure that the processing is as sustainable as the product. They have developed 10 criteria to evaluate the environmental, economic and social impact of manufacturing processes. A comparison life cycle assessment of conventional versus active packaging shows that the overall impacts are comparable. The environmental impact due to incorporation of active agents can be offset by their contribution to increased shelf life.

NEWGENPAK is focused on the development of barrier and active technologies to enhance the performance and thus the use of carbon dioxide-neutral, cellulose-based packaging materials. Given the volume of packaging material used annually and the global demand for sustainable materials and processes, EU manufacturers' competitiveness will be boosted.

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