Project develops biodegradable packaging using hemp, flax

Composite materials to improve current properties of bioplastics for food packaging

An EU project has developed biodegradable composite packaging reinforced with hemp and flax fibres for poultry and meat.

Supported by funding under the EU Framework 7 Research and Development Framework Programme, the Traysrenew project began in 2010 with the end aim of developing commercially and economically viable renewable trays for poultry products.

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Tags: thermo-transformed, biopolymers, barrier properties, food quality, microfibres, nanofibres, additives


FoodProductionDaily, 2013-04-10.


Arctic Fiber Company
European Commission
Technological Institute for Packaging, Transport and Logistics (ITENE)
UK Materials Technology Research Institute