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Development of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging

Banus is a new research for SMEs project funded under the 7th Framework Programme to develop new multilayer structures for food packaging applications.

Banus is a new research for SMEs project funded under the 7th Framework Programme to develop new multilayer structures for food packaging applications. Its objective is to guarantee the suitability of the functional barrier layers regardless of the quality of the recycled material used in the process.

The Banus approach is to ensure highly efficient functional barriers in order to guarantee food safety, even when using recycled plastics and paper coming from non-authorised recycling processes in food packaging structures The substitution of a percentage of virgin material by recycled material in the selected structures will be considered, in order to develop more environmentall- friendly food packaging structures.

With a planned duration of 24 months and a budget of €1.1 million, Banus is composed of nine participants from six different countries: Innventia from Sweden, Bobino Plastique from France, MTM Plastics from Germany, Delta Print & Packaging from the UK, Bumaga from The Netherlands, and Heliomur Scoop, Fundacion Cluster Agroalimentario de la Region de Murcia, Asociacion Valenciana de Empresarios de Plasticos (AVEP) and AIMPLAS from Spain, this last as the project co-ordinator.

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