Discover how Citruspack project will turn citrus side-streams into innovative and eco-friendly additives and products
The project aims to demonstrate that sustainability and efficiency can be applied to agricultural and industrial practices by researching and boosting the potential of byproducts through their valorisation in a number of new value chains.
From vegetal by-product to bottle
These vegetal side products, which origin is based on transformation processes, will be used as natural additives for the reinforcement of 100% biodegradable plastic bottles and cosmetic jars.
In addition, the cycle is completed using other elements for cosmetic composition. In this way the project intends to valorise a maximum 80% of the raw material generated in the transformation process.
Hello, this is us
Project consortium is a mixture of technological centres (Aitiip – Spain & Tecos – Slovenia), a fruit producer (AMC Innova – Spain), plastic cluster (Plastipolis – France), a company expert in biodegradability and compostability (OWS – Belgium) and a large retail chain (Eroski – Spain).
Carolina Peñalva, project coordinator
« These bottles will be manufactured by blown extrusion. We want to test and quantify the acceptance of consumers during the project to reach the market ».
Would you like to know more about us?
Find us in the following events.
Lyon (France): On July 5th, Plastipolis is organizing a Congress on Sustainable Plastic Industry and Citruspack will be presented. Do not miss this opportunity, register now! More information in this link.
Guimarães, (Portugal): From 19th to 21th of September 2018, University of Minho organises the 8th edition of the International Conference on Polymers and Moulds Innovations. Tecos will attend and participate in this meeting. More information.
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