Title: Development of injection and blow extrusion molded biodegradable and multifunctional packages by nanotechnology: improvement of structural and barrier properties, smart features and sustainability
Principal Investigator: Elisa Passaglia
Type: International – EC VII FP (2012-2016) FP7 – NMP.2011.LARGE.5 280676
Abstract: the overall project focuses on the development of new materials from renewable sources specifically adapted to the development of a wide range of containers (films made by extrusion lamination, trays or lids from injection molding and bottles using extrusion blow molding technologies) with improved thermal, mechanical and barrier properties of these packages through the use of innovative nanotechnologies and coatings. In addition, the project aims to integrate various technologies for the development of intelligent devices to provide the packaging chain with more information on products and processes, increase the safety and quality of products and improve the shelf-life of packaged products. The activities of the CNR research unit are related to: 1) characterization of bioplastics used as polymeric matrices in the formulation of nanocompounds with lamellar inorganic systems. 2) preparation of composites and nanocomposites by dispersing modified nanofillers in the melt, optimizing the chemical structure of any compatibilizers and feed ratios.