FLHEA Project developed new packaging materials that increase around 30% in oxygen barrier properties

A novel biodegradable packaging was developed in a recent FP7 European project called FLHEA. Its main objective is to develop a sustainable cost competitive packaging material using biodegradable fibre-based composites that could be processed with commercially available thermoforming lines.



A novel range of surface modified reinforcements

Agriculture is one of the biggest sectors in Europe, representing a gross value added around EUR 148 billion, employing almost 25 million people in the EU-27(2011).

However, this sector faces nowadays several challenges: competition with cheaper products from other countries, lower margins, and stringent policies, while keeping required productivity, safety and sustainability within EU.