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Vegetable paper for food packaging

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRIT20171011001
Published
11/10/2017
Last update
23/10/2018
Expiration date
21/04/2019

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Packaging for materials
Paper technology
Biobased materials
Food Packaging / Handling
Recycling, Recovery
Packing products and systems
Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard
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Summary

Summary: 
An Italian SME is planning the launch of a novel product range based on vegetable papers (non-wood paper) to propose more sustainable approach to production cycle and is looking for innovative papers, based on agricultural waste or alternative fibres (such as hemp, flax, sugar cane,...) to be used for primary food packaging. The SME is interested in contacts with paper industries for research or technical agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

An Italian company is a world leader in paper molds for bakery and confectionery. Based in Italy, the company has 5 other manufacturing plants in India, Russia, Canada, Brasil and Tunisia. The main reference sector is large food industries. The company is looking for innovative papers, based on agricultural waste or alternative fibres (such as hemp, flax, sugar cane,...) to be used for primary food packaging. The paper should be thermoformable and suitable for food contact, preferably compostable. Other desired characteristics are: grease resistance, water resistance, gas barrier, printability. The company can work with several grammages and thicknesses, depending on the products and is is interested in contacts with paper industries for research or technical agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance. The company is looking in particular for paper mills or manufacturers of paper and paperboard willing to produce and provide vegetable papers from agricultural and food waste and to develop together the most suitable paper for end use.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
1. Innovative paper mill that can support the company in developing a new product range. 2. Thermoformable paper, moldable paper. 3. Barrier properties: grease, water, oxygen, water vapour, odour. Recovery of food and agricultural waste.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type of partner sought: Industry, specifically paper mills, manufacturer of paper and paperboard. Tasks: produce and provide vegetable papers from agricultural and food waste; develop together the most suitable paper for end use.

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA