Active and Intelligent Fibre-based Packaging - Innovation and Market Introduction (ActInPak)

Research summary

COST Action FP1405 - ActInPak is an international project implemented mainly to identify and focus on the key technical, social, economic and legislative factors relevant for a successful deployment of renewable fibre-based functional packaging solutions.

The main objective of ActInPak is to develop a knowledge-based network on sustainable, active and intelligent fibre-based packaging in order to overcome current technological, industrial, and social limitations that hinder the wide deployment of existing and newly developed solutions in market applications.

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The main objective of the Action is to develop a knowledge-based network on sustainable, active and intelligent fibre-based packaging in order to overcome current technological, industrial, and social limitations that hinder the wide deployment of existing and newly developed solutions in market applications.

This Action aims to identify and focus on the key technical, social, economic and legislative factors relevant for a successful deployment of renewable fibre-based functional packaging solutions. This will be achieved by conducting research and development into active and intelligent packaging, encompassing both scientific and technical solutions, addressing the opportunities for, and obstacles to, market introduction. The innovative approach of this Action lies in the sharp focus on the integration of active and intelligent solutions in paper making in order to create next-generation functional fibre-based packaging.

The Action will achieve the objectives by providing an open multidisciplinary platform for the complete paper and board packaging value chain and aims at strong involvement of industrial partners throughout Europe. Sustainable fibre-based packaging materials with new and active functionalities may help to introduce new products on the market with higher value and profits for paper and board manufacturers than traditional products.

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Research title
Active and Intelligent Fibre-based Packaging - Innovation and Market Introduction (ActInPak)

Research timeline
1.10.2018 - 1.10.2018

Keywords
Active Intelligent Packaging Fibre-based packaging health Innovative Packaging Solutions Legislative and Chain Challenges in Innovative Packaging.

Region
Africa Asia Latin America

Countries
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Institution
Tampere University of Technology
Materials Science
Tampere, Finland

Funding instrument
Other, European Union Funding

Head of research
Johanna Lahti

Research team
Johanna Lahti, Mika Vähä-Nissi FATIMA BOUCHAMA, JULIEN BRAS, SANNE TIEKSTRA, SELCUK YILDIRIM, GREG GANCZEWSKI, DAVID RAVNJAK, TADEJA MUCK, MARCO GIACINTI, JOHANNES BERGMAIR, VICTORIA HEINRICH, DIANA GREGOR SVETEC

Partners
Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland; National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), Argentina; Shanghai Hengyuan Macromolecular Materials (SHMM), China; University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Japan; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Contact information
Johanna Lahti
+358408490156
johanna.lahti@tut.fi
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Record last updated
17.12.2018