Properties

  • Title:
    Biodegradable packagings for food industry are offered under license agreement
  • Technology profile
  • OFFER from Poland, reference: TOPL20200203001, valid from 03-02-2020 untill 04-02-2021
  • Created:
    11 februari 2020
  • Updated:
    11 februari 2020

General information

  • Reference:
    TOPL20200203001
  • Profile type
    Technology offer
  • Country of origin:
    Poland
  • Deleted
    Nee
  • Status:
    New
  • Start date:
    3 februari 2020
  • End date:
    4 februari 2021

Technologic information profile

  • Title:
    Biodegradable packagings for food industry are offered under license agreement
  • Description:
    Increasing volumes of plastic wastes are one of the main environmental challenges the humanity has to face. The most common solution to stop plastic bags and similar garbage from polluting soils and waters has been to recycle them. Its effectiveness, however, depends on people segregating their wastes and the level of access to plastic recycling plants. It is a major drawback because one cannot count on the consumers' environment-conscious behaviour and the plants are not available worldwide, particularly in developing countries and rural areas.

    A research team from north-west Poland that specialises in packaging materials and systems has developed and is offering a better solution: disposable, biodegradable packagings, particularly suited for the food industry. They are made from paper-based materials, starch or a polymer derived from renewable resources (PLA, polylactide), with the addition of natural substances as coatings (i.e. organic salts, chitosan). The used materials are environment-friendly and, at the same time, make the packagings thicker, more flexible and give them great water resistance (better than the available solutions). Moreover, they have antibacterial properties. The packagings have been mainly tested on fish products and bread, but they can be used with any type of food.

    The scientists are interested in the industrial implementation of their technology, therefore they are offering a licensing agreement to food and packaging companies. The scientists are ready to adapt the technology for mass production and support implementation process. A role of partners will be to buy the license, provide all the information that is necessary to carry out modifications and to manufacture the packagings.
  • Technologie keywords
    • Industrial Manufactor
    • Materials Technology
    • Technologies for the food industry
  • Languages
    • English
    • Polish
  • Exploitations
    • National or Regional R&D programme

More information

  • Plus Value:
    - In contrast to food packagings available on the market, products manufactured according to the offered technology are biodegradable and environment-friendly.
    - The offered packagings are also thicker, more flexible and water-resistant.
    - Thanks to their antibacterial properties, they extend the shelf life of food products.
    - The scientists have an extensive experience cooperating with the industrial partners, including international ones.
  • IPR Status:
    Patents granted
  • EOI Status:
    Yes
  • Experience:

Organisation

  • Type of organisation:
  • Since:
    1946
  • Type and Size:
    University
  • Transnational
    Ja
  • Turnover:

Collaboration

  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
    ppp- Type of partner sought: companies from the food or the packaging industry.
    - Role of partner sought: a partner is expected to buy the license, cooperate with the scientists on adjusting the technology to his requirements and, finally, mass produce the packagings.ppSME 11-50,SME 10,500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,500p
  • Partnerships
    • License agreement
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