Description du projet :
The BIOSMART project proposal has the ambition to develop active and smart bio-based and compostable packages addressing the needs of several food market segments. The knowledge gained from developing the novel packages forms the basis for tailoring performance and functionality to other flexible and rigid food packages in diverse market segments. An holistic ecosystem approach is pursued by offering solutions that bring enhanced performance and acceptable economics to the packaging value chain to facilitate their implementation and large-scale commercialization. Critical issues that differentiate the present packages from the future all-bio-based and compostable ones are enhanced active and smart functionalities that make possible: light weighting, reduced food residues, shelf life monitoring and longer shelf life, easier consumer waste handling, and all this at a competitive cost to the incumbent. The BIOSMART project proposal develops an approach for selectively integrating superhydrophobic surfaces, microencapsulated phase change materials (thermoregulation), barrier coatings, very low cost sensor devices, and new bio-based and active ingredients (anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antioxidants), into all-bio-based compostable packages. Three generic packaging systems are selected with specific performance needs as defined by current multi-material fossil-fuel based packages (i.e. pouches, terrines and an hybrid carton/thin film tray). The associate life cycle assessments for the different possible scenarios include the economic feasibility as a defining key performance indicator. Ultimately, the gathered developmental knowledge is consolidated in a material selection and package performance simulation Application. It enables through optimization of key performance indicators and representing emulators a quick selection of relevant plastics, packaging composition, and cost.
Research team within HES-SO:
Brodard Pierre, Hennebert Jean, Blanchard Lucien, Albergati Luce, Esseiva Julien, Zurbuchen Nicolas, Koopmans Rudolf, Mavrozoumi Vasiliki, Rychener Lorenz, Marti Roger
Partenaires académiques: FR - EIA - Institut ChemTech; FR - EIA - Institut iCoSys
Durée du projet:
21.12.2016 - 31.10.2021