To extend the life of the packaged product and develop more sustainable packages, through oxygen barrier solutions by replacing EVOH with multilayer structures.
Technological development of new advanced biocomposites from bioresins and natural fibres as an alternative to products currently manufactured from polymers coming from oil and glass fibre.
R&D of decontamination and purification operations of sustainable plastic materials during its processing
Drastically eliminate hazardous substances contained in recycled plastics that until now limited its application. This is the case of odours or elements that affect its physical properties such as resistance. Moreover, it allows to eliminate other substances that, until now, did not disappear during the recycling process and were limited by the legislation in the case of food-contact plastics.
Development of new biocomposites used in ophthalmic optics from by-products of the agro-food industry
The main challenge of the OPTOBIO project is the manufacturing of 100 % biodegradable glasses from by-products coming from the fruit juice industry.