GLOPACK

The goal of the GLOPACK project is to facilitate innovative and eco-efficient food packaging for both consumers and companies. The focus is on implementing PHBV-trays produced from agrifood residues in food companies. The trays are functionalized with active and intelligent properties and remains biodegradable. Selected food products are vegetarian products, fresh red meat and fresh cheese. GLOPACK is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.

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Packaging materials and process

When developing sustainable packaging materials, choosing the right material and packaging process is an important step. When choosing a material, you are basically also choosing a packaging process. This combination determines which packaging types you can produce.

Here is an example: suppose you want to package soup. You not only have to choose a material, for example glass, plastic or metal, but also a packaging type, for example a glass bottle, a glass jar, a plastic bag, or a metal can. Each of these options calls for a specific processing process, since filling a glass jar requires entirely different production lines than filling a flexible bag.

The choice for a sustainable packaging solution is therefore not only limited to the sustainability of packaging materials. In addition to the material itself, the packaging process and the logistical process also affect the sustainability. This section therefore contains both information about material selection and raw materials as well as points of attention for the packaging process, packaging systems, and logistics.

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