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TRIT20171011001

Vegetable paper for food packaging

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ABSTRACT

An Italian SME is planning the launch of a novel product range based on vegetable papers (non-wood paper) to propose more sustainable approach to production cycle and is looking for innovative papers, based on agricultural waste or alternative fibres (such as hemp, flax, sugar cane,...) to be used for primary food packaging. The SME is interested in contacts with paper industries for research or technical agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.


FULL DESCRIPTION

An Italian company is a world leader in paper molds for bakery and confectionery. Based in Italy, the company has 5 other manufacturing plants in India, Russia, Canada, Brasil and Tunisia. The main reference sector is large food industries. The company is looking for innovative papers, based on agricultural waste or alternative fibres (such as hemp, flax, sugar cane,...) to be used for primary food packaging. The paper should be thermoformable and suitable for food contact, preferably compostable. Other desired characteristics are: grease resistance, water resistance, gas barrier, printability. The company can work with several grammages and thicknesses, depending on the products and is is interested in contacts with paper industries for research or technical agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance. The company is looking in particular for paper mills or manufacturers of paper and paperboard willing to produce and provide vegetable papers from agricultural and food waste and to develop together the most suitable paper for end use.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: 1. Innovative paper mill that can support the company in developing a new product range.
2. Thermoformable paper, moldable paper.
3. Barrier properties: grease, water, oxygen, water vapour, odour. Recovery of food and agricultural waste.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type of partner sought: Industry, specifically paper mills, manufacturer of paper and paperboard.
Tasks: produce and provide vegetable papers from agricultural and food waste; develop together the most suitable paper for end use.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
ITALY
Profile date
23/10/2018
Deadline
21/04/2019

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Commercial agreement with technical assistance Technical cooperation agreement Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Materials \ Paper, Pulp and Forestry \ Food and Drink \ Packaging
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Packaging / Handling / Packaging for materials / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Paper technology / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Biobased materials / AGROFOOD INDUSTRY / Technologies for the food industry / Food Packaging / Handling / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Waste Management / Recycling, Recovery
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard
MARKET KEYWORDS
OTHER / Manufacturing / Packing products and systems

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRIT20171011001