FFLAM Test bed for bio-based laminate
|Coordinator||The Paper Province|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 077 400|
|Project duration||October 2018 - September 2021|
Purpose and goal
Fossil-based plastic is today the most common material for food packaging. As decision makers and consumers become more aware of environmental issues, there is an increased demand for new environmentally friendly alternatives, packages that are manufactured sustainably and are biodegradable in nature. Today´s packaging often consists of laminates with a high functionality; strength, formability, printability and sealing, but also barrier properties against e.g. grease, gas and moisture. FFLAM will be the test environment for operators in the value chain for the development.
Expected results and effects
FFLAM will enable development to replace fossil-based plastics and aluminum with bio-based and / or biodegradable alternatives in food packaging. This will be done by the fact that players in the packaging value chain can test different types of pilot scale options. The use of plastic in packaging is greater than all plastics used for agriculture, electronics, car manufacturing and building materials together. The test beds therefore have great potential to provide a clear positive effect on the environment and society. FFLAM will contribute to the UN´s global environmental goals.
Planned approach and implementation
The project group consists of 22 partners and is complemented by a routine reference group. Early initiated pilot projects for the production and demonstration of fossil-free packaging laminates, already during the project. The work has been divided into 10 work packages with underlying responsibilities and tasks. FFLAM will involve the entire packaging value chain for design and realization of the test bed. Important to ensure competence in the test bed´s work area and to develop contacts with the test bed´s potential users.