China is restricting plastic waste imports. Some countries have raised taxes on plastic bags or a complete ban. Within the food and packaging industry, there is an uncertainty about sustainable packaging solutions. Paper as packaging material is experiencing a revival, as it is perceived as high value and environmentally friendly by consumers. The capabilities of paper packaging are progressing and barrier properties and formability are being developed. The impact of materials, forming tools and forming procedures will be studied. The result will be a system of parameters and techniques for process and packaging innovation. Imagine if paper were to be used just as plastic in the packaging industry today, but without the negative effects on our environment. Within this activity, suitable products for paper-packaging will be identified, the process developed, technically adapted to what consumers expect and the solution will undergo final consumer tests.
inPaper: Innovative paper-based packaging technology and pack styles for food products
Packaging needs to become more sustainable!
Tasty Texture: Tailored fibre/protein-rich vegetarian Health Power food & novel extrusion technology platform
Plant-based foods are growing beyond vegan and vegetarians due to the emerging segment of the flexitarians, who seek to reduce animal protein consumption in their daily diet. Most product developments focus on meat or milk analogues.
EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, Athena Research Centre and BioAzul joint forces to face the real challenges around water scarcity.
Developing technology to improve food safety
Deadline extended! Ideation Awards of EIT xKIC New European Bauhaus looking for Climathon and hackathon participants
EU teams participating in the 2021 EIT Climate-KIC Climathon and hackathons of EIT Digital, EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility can win prizes....
Four winners have been announced for the EIT Food Impact awards