|Coordinator||RISE INNVENTIA AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 295 533|
|Project duration||September 2017 - May 2018|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
|Call||BioInnovation Prestudy stage 1, 2017|
Purpose and goal
The project was intended to lead to the commercialization of the successful outcome - a translucent fiber-based biomaterial for food packaging. Of the planned 13 material combinations, three was tested due to changed financial conditions. The outcome of these three combinations was not what the project was hoping to achieve, no transparency/translucency was achieved. However, developed material combinations are interesting and will be useful in other contexts and will be used for future projects.
Expected results and effects
The project planned to produce a packaging demonstrator, based on tests of four families of bio-based material combinations and an industrial verification, using an existing 3D form. Increased knowledge of bio-based materials facilitates the transition to a bio-based economy for the companies involved. The hypothesis tested the constellation of a machine manufacturer, a supplier of sustainable food packaging and a research institute with a contribution of innovative bio-based materials. The project offered an opportunity to scale up to production.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was a high-risk project within Bioinnovation´s hypothesis testing program - to capture new visionary ideas with great potential; Providing transparent cellulose-based packaging would be ground-breaking in the transition to a bio-based economy. By working with 3D shaping of new bio-based material combinations to make a packaging demonstrator, it was thought that the project would open up new opportunities, even in other markets.