Development of new competitive and sustainable bio-based plastics

The objective of the NEWPACK project is to validate in industrial setting the production of two novel bio-plastics based on PHB-PLA blends, with improved sustainability performance, obtained by the addition of natural extracts with antioxidant/antibacterial properties and nano-additives from cellulose and chitin.

Quantis is responsible for assessing the environmental performance of the developed novel bio-based plastics compared with existing conventional packaging solutions, by means of environmental Life Cycle Assessment.

Timeline: 2018-2021 (36 months)

Coordinator: University of Oulu, Finland

Topic: BBI-2017-R6 Competitive biodegradable, compostable and/or recyclable bio-based plastics for a sustainable end-of-life phase

Key industrial partners: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Consorzio per la Promozione della Cultura Plastica (Proplast), Riberebro Integral, Argal