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Novamont S.P.A. | Date: 2016-02-08

Chemicals for use in industry and/or in agriculture; unprocessed synthetic resins and artificial resins; unprocessed plastics of synthetic and/or agricultural origin; blends comprising two or more types of plastics of synthetic and/or agricultural origin; starch for use in industry; blends comprising plastics and starch for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; blends comprising plastics and cellulose for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; blends comprising plastics and glycerin for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; chemical additives and auxiliary agents used in the processing and manufacturing of biodegradable and/or compostable plastic materials. Biodegradable and/or compostable plastic materials for packaging, in particular plastic films, plastic bags, plastic sacks, plastic envelopes, plastic film for wrapping, plastic bubble packs for wrapping or packaging; biodegradable and/or compostable garbage bags. Semi-processed plastic materials for use in further manufacturing processes or for the manufacture of finished goods; semi-processed artificial resins and synthetic resins; films made of plastics, not for wrapping; plastic films for mulching.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-4.0-1 | Award Amount: 9.37M | Year: 2008

The SustainComp project aims at the development of a series of completely new wood-based sustainable composite materials for use in a wide array of market sectors, ranging from the medical, transportation and packaging to the construction sector. A primary goal is to substitute fossil-based materials used in these sectors. The performance of todays biocomposite materials is not sufficient for a range of applications. The approach is to better utilize the inherent properties of cellulosic fibres and nanocellulose fibrils in such materials. The project encompasses the whole chain from production of modified fibres and nanocellulose through compounding and moulding to the final ecodesigned product for a number of product families. These new materials will integrate todays large enterprises on the raw material and end-use sides (e.g. pulp mills and packaging manufacturers) and small and medium sized enterprises on the composite processing side (e.g. compounders and composite manufacturers). It is envisioned that this will help the transformation of the traditional Forest Products Industry to more highly value added materials through the adaption of a set of advanced technologies such as the production of nanocellulose in larger scale, tailoring of fibres and nanocellulose, wet commingling, nanostructuring, layer by layer deposition and fibre spinning using nanocellulose fibrils. More specifically the objective is to demonstrate new products within the following product families: i) Nano-reinforced foams (to replace styrofoams in the packaging and construction sector) ii) Moulded type of compounds, to introduce cellulose reinforced renewable biocomposites in the transportation and construction sectors iii) High throughput nanostructured membranes with designed selectivity for small-scale liquid applications in the medical field to large scale municipal applications This project conforms to the envisioned composite program in the Forest Technology Platform.


Trademark
Novamont S.P.A. | Date: 2016-02-08

Chemicals for use in industry and/or in agriculture; unprocessed synthetic resins and artificial resins; unprocessed plastics of synthetic and/or agricultural origin; blends comprising two or more types of plastics of synthetic and/or agricultural origin; starch for use in industry; blends comprising plastics and starch for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; blends comprising plastics and cellulose for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; blends comprising plastics and glycerin for use in the manufacture of biodegradable and/or compostable plastics; chemical additives and auxiliary agents used in the processing and manufacturing of biodegradable and/or compostable plastic materials. Biodegradable and/or compostable plastic materials for packaging, in particular plastic films, plastic bags, plastic sacks, plastic envelopes, plastic film for wrapping, plastic bubble packs for wrapping or packaging; biodegradable and/or compostable garbage bags. Semi-processed plastic materials for use in further manufacturing processes or for the manufacture of finished goods; semi-processed artificial resins and synthetic resins; films made of plastics, not for wrapping; plastic films for mulching.


Trademark
Novamont S.P.A. | Date: 2014-04-30

Unprocessed plastic materials; unprocessed synthetic resins and artificial resins for general industrial and commercial uses. Plastic materials for packaging, namely, plastic film for wrapping not for commercial or industrial purposes, plastic bags, plastic sacks, plastic envelopes. Semi-processed plastic materials in the form of profiles, boards, sheets, pipes, bars, rods, powder, granules and pellets for use in further manufacturing processes and for the manufacture of finished goods; semi-processed plastics in the nature of films made of plastics for general industrial and commercial uses and for further manufacture.


Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Polyurethane (EPU), Polyethylene (EPE) and Polypropylene (EPP) represent the most popular moulded cushion packaging materials applied for transport packaging applications. However, despite of their functionality, the widespread use of these polymer foams of synthetic origin implies considerable environmental concerns. The depletion of non-renewable fossil raw material resources associated with emissions of greenhouse gases, such as C5H12 and CO2 applied as blowing agents during processing, are the most direct impacts on the environment. Moreover, their non-biodegradable / non-compostable nature associated with the short life of cushion packaging products rises up fundamental concerns regarding waste disposal. Recycling, which is the solely applicable solution for preventing those synthetic foams entering the waste stream, appears in fact to be rarely applied due to cost-ineffectiveness and lack of effective recycling system. With this in mind, bio-based plastics represent an emerging highly promising solution for protective transport packaging provided that they can be processed in foamed products resulting in adequate functional requirements. Within this framework, the project idea is to develop a flexible, energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable manufacturing process enabling the production of biodegradable foamed 3D-shaped packaging originating from renewable raw materials (i.e. starch and water). Within the proposed process, expansion and foaming of the bio-polymer will be driven by pressurized microwave technology, exploiting the inner water content of the material itself to generate vapour. The proposal is fully compliant with the targeted topic NMP-2007-2.4-1 Flexible efficient processing for polymers, as the proposed process offers a valid alternative to petroleum-based polymer processing, involving the use of renewable feedstocks, and involving microwaves as energy-efficient processing solution.

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