Lab & Consulting Services



BIOnTop – Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings


June 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2023


The project aims to develop a range of complementary bio-plastics and coatings, where possible derived from readily-available agro-food by-products, with improved biodegradability properties. These developed bioplastics, coatings and biocomposites will in the study be validated for their potential use in food and personal care packaging. Finally, also their potential environmental impact and economic feasibility compared with existing products will be determined.


Aimplas (Spain)


OWS nv (Belgium), Aimplas (Spain), Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia Dei Materiali (Italy), Centre Scientifique & Technique de l’Industrie Textile Belge (Belgium), Fachhochschule Albstadtsigmaringen (Germany), European Bioplastics EV (Germany), Total Corbion Pla BV (Netherlands), Planet Bioplastics SRL (Italy), Bio-Mi Drustvo S Ogranicenom Odgovornoscu Za Proizvodnju, Istrazivanjei Razvoj (Croatia), Emsur MacDonell SA (Spain), Cristóbal Meseguer SA (Spain), Silon SRO (Czech Republic), Sioen Industries NV (Belgium), Wearebio OU (Estonia), Queserías Entrepinares SA (Spain), Ubesol SL (Spain), Romei SRL (Italy), Iris Technology Solutions, Sociedad Limitada (Spain), Aboratori Archa SRL (Italy), Enco SRL (Italy), Movimento Consumatori (Italy)

OWS’s tasks

Biodegradability and compostability testing and sustainability assessment.

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 887398. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium.




Mr. Steven Verstichel