New Bio-based Food Packaging Materials with Enhanced Barrier Properties

BioBarr will develop new bio-based and biodegradable food packaging materials by improving the barrier function of the biopolymer PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). These have the potential to replace conventional polymers, possessing similar properties with higher biodegradability and better functional properties and mechanical strength, creating a new bio-based value chain, from bio-plastic producer to food industry end-user.
This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745586.