SVARNISH

"SVARNISH: varnish development with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry"

 Coordinatore "ASOCIACION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA, COLOR E IMAGEN" 

 Organization address address: NICOLAS COPERNICO - PARQUE TECNOLOGICO 7-13
city: "PATERNA, VALENCIA"
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Maria Rosario
Cognome: Penades Jorda
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 961318051
Fax: +34 961318007

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Sito del progetto http://svarnish.eu
 Totale costo 1˙410˙466 €
 EC contributo 1˙112˙000 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2013
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-10-01   -   2015-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    "ASOCIACION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA, COLOR E IMAGEN"

 Organization address address: NICOLAS COPERNICO - PARQUE TECNOLOGICO 7-13
city: "PATERNA, VALENCIA"
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Maria Rosario
Cognome: Penades Jorda
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 961318051
Fax: +34 961318007

ES ("PATERNA, VALENCIA") coordinator 38˙400.00
2    ARTIBAL S.A.

 Organization address city: SABINANIGO
postcode: 22600

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Royo Grasa
Email: send email
Telefono: +0034 974 483221
Fax: +0034 974 481190

ES (SABINANIGO) participant 429˙106.80
3    SAMPAS NANOTEKNOLOJI ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME VE PAZARLAMA LIMITED SIRKETI

 Organization address address: CUBUKLU MAH ORHAN VELI KANIK CAD YAKUT SOK NO:3 ERYILMAZ PLZ KAT.6B KAVACIK BEYKOZ
city: ISTANBUL
postcode: 34810

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eser
Cognome: Karakaya
Email: send email
Telefono: +0090 2166816000

TR (ISTANBUL) participant 235˙570.05
4    ATHANASIOS EL. HATZOPOULOS VIOMICHANIA EPEXERGASIAS CHARTOU AE

 Organization address address: 26TH OKTOVRIOU STR. 162
city: THESSALONIKI
postcode: 54628

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eleftherios
Cognome: Tourasanidis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2310551801

EL (THESSALONIKI) participant 186˙304.00
5    Aroma Praha a.s.

 Organization address city: Hrobce
postcode: 411 83

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jaroslav
Cognome: Nemec
Email: send email
Telefono: +0042 416809220
Fax: 42416809219

CZ (Hrobce) participant 167˙969.25
6    THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

 Organization address address: MIDDLE ASTON HOUSE
city: MIDDLE ASTON OXFORDSHIRE
postcode: OX25 5PT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Timothy
Cognome: Beaver
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1664501216
Fax: +0044 1664501589

UK (MIDDLE ASTON OXFORDSHIRE) participant 20˙420.00
7    NOFIMA AS

 Organization address address: MUNINBAKKEN 9-13
city: TROMSO
postcode: 9291

contact info
Titolo: Mrs
Nome: Marit
Cognome: Kvalvåg Pettersen
Email: send email
Telefono: +0047 64970280

NO (TROMSO) participant 18˙117.40
8    FERRERO SPA

 Organization address address: PIAZZALE PIETRE FERRERO
city: ALBA
postcode: 12051

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Sergio
Cognome: Benedetto
Email: send email
Telefono: +0039 0173294069

IT (ALBA) participant 16˙112.50

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films    ratio    printing    gas    mechanical    packaging    reducing    food    svarnish    varnish    antimicrobial    shelf    selected    easier    water    structures    performance    environment    oxygen    simplifying    industry    moisture    recyclable    approximately    manufacturing    waste    reduce    incorporation    material    materials    life    total    impact    multilayer    additives    flexible    barrier    foods    physic    price    environmental    safety    formulation    plastic   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The project summary The SVARNISH project objective is the development of a varnish with antimicrobial oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry. 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), physic-mechanical 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 reducing the energy consumption in the same 50%. Reduce food waste by 50% and the 85% of the films used for food packaging industry will be recyclable. The food industry spends approximately $84 billion a year on food packaging and processing. Of the total food cost, approximately 8% of the price to the consumer is spent on food packaging and processing. Therefore, it is beneficial to both the consumer and the food industry to use food packaging methods that are both functionally and cost effective. A number of broad drivers in the packaging sector are shaping innovation in product and process development: Reduction in materials usage, lightweighting, increases the barrier properties requirements, increase the speed production, increase the product shelf life, Improve the environmental balance, recyclability or biodegradability. Plastic packaging supposes a great environmental problem, due to their extensive uses, their difficulty to be recycled and their high volume/weight ratio. The manufacturing process applied to the flexible packaging conversion has over the 43% of environmental impact of the total of the printing industry, due to the plastic residues generated and VOCs emitted during manufacturing process: inks, varnishes and other additives. The impact on our environment can be minimized by improving packaging structures, selecting materials and following established regulatory guidelines, 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. SVARNISH could become a solution which will improve packaging structures in an environmental and in a cost efficient way by reducing the structures, by the other hand will confer to packaging structures, barrier and improved physic-mechanical properties.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Researchers are developing a varnish with antimicrobial, moisture and oxygen as improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food packaging industry.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU-funded http://www.svarnish.eu (SVARNISH) project aims to use nanotechnology to improve the oxygen, antimicrobial and moisture barrier properties of currently used food packing. It also aims to reduce the environmental impact and production costs of such packaging by simplifying traditional multilayer structures for easier recycling.

Current work is focus in the reduction of the use of laminated multilayer films (which may be complex to manufacture) with a single varnish formulation that can be easily applied to a variety of substrates. The development of a varnish formulation with a high barrier to oxygen and water will allow shelf-life extension of foods (initially, bakery goods are the target application), reducing food waste and potentially reducing reliance on metallised, multi-layered films for high barrier applications as these are expensive and difficult to recycle.

Component materials selected are based upon safety in use as food packaging additives and for the performance properties provided to the varnish when applied to the film substrate: gas barrier performance is realised by the tortuous path to gas diffusion provided by high aspect ratio platy minerals (organically-modified nanoclays); optimum exfoliation of the clay platelets is achieved by a process of in-situ polymerisation, requiring the incorporation of an organic modifier that is stable at the high temperature involved in the synthesis of the selected polymeric carrier; encapsulated volatile essential oils are investigated for incorporation in the polymer matrix for antimicrobial activity.

A varnish formulation is formulated by dispersing the nanocomposite developed and the essential oil selected and optimised for flexible printing technologies; (flexography and gravure) for food packaging application. This varnish layer would provide enhanced barrier properties usually found in multilayer packaging, while being cheaper to produce and easier to recyclable.

Once the packaging for food quality and safety is evaluated, SVARNISH will test prototypes to determine which foods can be packaged using the new product. Ultimately, SVARNISH's structurally simple and eco-friendly packaging could positively impact the environment through lessened material use and food waste.

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