Barrier Biopolymers for sustainable packaging


Barrier Bioplastic coating for packaging: Sensitive/fresh food, cosmetic, pharma products need tailored protection generally brought by multilayer plastic film. Coatings based on whey protein, an underutilized by-product from cheese making, were developed for replacing currently used expensive synthetic oxygen barrier layers for packaging applications while safeguarding their recyclability. IRIS upscaled their production up to a TRL7 based on a patented process.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community.

SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (FP7/2007-2013) under the project “WHEYLAYER 2” with grant agreement nº 315743