EU joint project BIOnTop - Research and development of more sustainable packaging concepts - Article in magazine Plastverarbeiter
BIOnTop’s partner Albstadt-Sigmaringen University has published an article about the project at Plastverarbeiter magazine. This publication supports plastics processors in designing production in a cost and resource-efficient way as well as recognizing new market opportunities at an early stage. Innovative products and production strategies are also presented, as are concrete practice problems.
The article gives an overview of the project, focused on polylactic acid material, explaining how different teams work on coating technqiues as well as on composites to increase the barrier and mechanical properties of polylactic acid based films and textiles to develop an environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic packaging currently produced from crude oil.
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BIOnTop at 13th International Conference on Bio-based materials
Rafael Alonso, main researcher of BIOnTop Project at AIMPLAS, participated on the 2nd day (13/05/2020) of the 13th International Conference on Bio-based materials organized by nova-Institut GmbH. This conference is the second largest event on bio-based materials in Europe, with around 250 participants and 30 exhibitors, and continues to expand. Due to the Corona crisis, this year's conference couldn't take place in its established and appreciated format but it was held online.
Rafael Alonso was one of the selected speakers with its presentation "Novel bio-based polymers and biomolecules for sustainable packaging developments". He presented BIOnTop and three more projects in which AIMPLAS is involved on this subject.
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Kick-off Meeting of the BIOnTop Project
Kick-off Meeting of the BIOnTop Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held on the 17th and 18th June 2019.
The four-year project aims at delivering bio-based recyclable-by-design cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially or home compostable, or suitable for anaerobic digestion.
Leading experts from 21 organisations based in 8 European countries form the project consortium. At this first meeting, they could share their general view of the project and to plan in detail the steps to be taken in the next 6 months.
During this first stage of the project, the progress will focus on the definition of specifications for PLA derived products with tailored end of life and properties and the development of copolymers and compounds with tailored biodegradability.
During the meeting, partners also visited AIMPLAS’s facilities, where the meeting was held.
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