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European project BIOnTop: Promising results in development of new recyclable and compostable packaging

Description: 

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is leading the BIOnTop project, whose objective is to develop new, competitive, low-cost, recyclable packaging solutions designed to be mechanically recycled, compostable either industrially or at home, or suitable for anaerobic digestion.

In the first year of the project’s four-year development period, the project partners started experimental work on copolymers and compounds with customized biodegradability and multifunctional coating solutions with customized properties. Although these tasks are currently ongoing, the first trials have shown promising results.

Main results: 

In its first year, BIOnTop has achieved promising results in its experimental work on copolymers and compounds with customized biodegradability and multifunctional coating solutions with customized properties. The new materials will make it possible to produce new recyclable, compostable and reusable packaging.

Two technical deliverables and one scientific paper have been published with the initial project results in defining the specifications for PLA-based products with customized end of life and properties. All three documents are accessible through the project website.