Next Monday 29 November 2021 from 14.00 to 17.00 CET, Biobarr will share and discuss the final results of the project during the final online conference “Technical-scientific event for sharing the knowledge on PHA’s behavior as new biopolymer for food packaging applications“.
Are PHA-based polymers potential candidates to substitute in short time Polypropylene or Polyethylene in the food packaging market? What are the main challenges in applying PHA bioplastics for flexible food packaging? Are bioplastics really environmental-friendly? How much the costs differ from the current ones?
In 54 months of activity at lab, pilot and pre-industrial scale, BioBarr project investigated scientific and technical questions like: challenges in PHA production, extrusion, functionalisation, mechanical and barrier properties of PHA, migration tests of PHA in contact with food, compostability and biodegradability, VCA, LCA, CBA, up to the development of a new bio-based compostable ink.
Moderator: Marianna Faraldi, Tecnoalimenti S.C.p.A.
14:00 – Welcome and BioBarr in brief (Tecnoalimenti S.C.p.A., R. Prugger – Project Coordinator)
14:15 – BBI JU (Project Officer, Ana Ruiz)
14:25 – PHA extrusion (Tampere University, Johanna Lahti)
14:40 – Mechanical and barrier properties of PHA (Icimendue, Chiara Ascione)
14:55 – PHA functionalisation techniques (Icimendue, Chiara Ascione)
15:15 – New compostable inks (Kao Chimigraf SU, Benjamin Moreno)
15:30 – PHA in contact with food: migration tests (CNTA, Eva Petri)
15:45 – PHA compostability and biodegradability (CNTA, Eva Petri)
16:00 – VCA (Tecnoalimenti S.C.p.A., Marianna Faraldi)
16:15 – LCA results (DTU, Mikolaj Owsianiak)
16:30 – CBA (DTU, Mikolaj Owsianiak)
16:45 – Final results overview from the Coordination Team (Tecnoalimenti S.C.p.A., Marianna Faraldi – Coordination Team)
17:00 Expected end of the workshop