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Project overview

The project has two aims:

  1. Firstly, it will develop new bio-based materials specially adapted for the development of a wide range of containers or packages (such as films made by extrusion laminating, trays or lids developed by injection moulding and bottles performed through extrusion blow moulding technologies) while also improving the thermal, mechanical and barrier properties of these packages through nanotechnology and innovative coatings.

  2. Secondly, the project aims to integrate different intelligent technologies or smart devices to provide more information about the products and the processes to the packaging value chain, increase safety and quality of the products throughout the supply chain and improve the shelf-life of the packaged products.


In both cases, the application of more flexible alternative processes and more environmentally sustainable and efficient technologies will be considered.

The project includes the design, development, optimisation and manufacturing of multifunctional smart packages, assuring compliance of environmental requirements through LCA and LCC analysis, managing nanotechnology risk through the whole packaging value chain and end user evaluation in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industry sectors. The project results and the high impact reached through a wide range of technologies utilised will boost the European Packaging Industry to a higher level.

The DIBBIOPACK project is supported by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development with up to 5.7 Mio €, out of a total budget of 7.7 Mio €. This 4-year project has been running from 1st March 2012 to 29th February 2016.

DEVELOPMENT OF INJECTION AND BLOW EXTRUSION MOLDED BIODEGRADABLE AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL PACKAGES BY NANOTECHNOLOGY : IMPROVEMENT OF STRUCTURAL AND BARRIER PROPERTIES, SMART FEATURES AND SUSTAINABILITY