LOOPS 2.0 #10: a discussion with LIGNICOAT and TOMAPAINT
As the Horizon 2020 research program becomes Horizon Europe, what better time to witness how great ideas turned into real projects? LOOPS is the opportunity to show what cutting-edge research has been produced, and which changes it can bring to our communities.
For those who are not familiar with it, LOOPS is a live webinar series committed to spotlighting innovation in the field of circular economy. The topic of this episode will be bio-based resins and coatings, processed by two Horizon 2020 projects, Lignicoat and TomaPaint EUROPE.
The Lignicoat project proposes the development of eco-innovative materials from lignocellulosic biomass in order to obtain bio-based sustainable coatings considering the availability and carbon footprint of resources. Lignin is an underutilized product with a high potential to provide not only economic returns, but also environmental benefits if value-added applications are found.
In the case of TomaPaint, the bio-coating is obtained from industrial tomato processing by-products (mainly skins).The bio-resin will be the main component of a bio-lacquer, intended for the application on the internal and external surfaces of the metal cans for foodstuffs in substitution of the traditional, standard oil-based lacquers. The starting material is cutin, a component of the cuticle of the tomato peels.
To attend this LOOPS webinar, which will take place on 13 May (11:00 - 12:00 CEST), please register here.