Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products
First publication date: 06/11/2014
BIOMAT research group has developed a new biodegradable/compostable container for both liquid and solid oily products; agro-industrial by-products have been used and this will contribute towards the sustainable consumption of raw materials and the upgrading of by-products. The container is transparent and, at the same time, provides an excellent barrier for keeping out ultraviolet light and gases like oxygen. Multilayer laminates are generally used as a barrier against gases, yet the product developed by the BIOMAT group has a single layer, which cuts its cost considerably. Furthermore, it can be thermally sealed and is printable.