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Biodegradable solutions for packaging of liquid dairy products


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Recyclable snack packs with improved barrier protection research uses PLA from corn

Aimplas, the plastics technology centre based in Spain, has started a project to combine polyglycolic acid (PGA) with modified silica oxide in packaging film, to make a recyclable film with improved barrier properties against oxygen and water.

Current packaging uses metallised barrier materials for snacks, which are very difficult to recycle.

The project, ‘Refucoat’, is also pioneering a new PLA grade from corn waste products, for packaging chicken, cereals and snacks.

Refucoat has brought together twelve partners from five countries, in the European Union Horizon 2020 funded programme.


The corn germ of an idea - the source of recyclable snack packaging.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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