Sustainable bio-based coating from tomato processing by-products for food metal packaging

The BIOCOPACPlus project has been funded under LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance project application (Grant Agreement No. LIFE13 ENV/IT/000590). The project has started the 1st of June, 2014 and will last for 36 months.

The project goal is to prove and demonstrate the viability of an innovative technology for the production of a bio-lacquer obtained from the re-use of the tomato waste and to be used as coating for food contact applications in metal cans. The proposed technology is a successful outcome of the FP7 BIOCOPAC research project ( The project is industry driven and focused on demonstration activities aimed to prove the technical feasibility and effectiveness of the cutin extraction and production systems currently developed at laboratory scale.

BiocopacPlus - Versione Italiana Rivestimento sostenibile di origine naturale, per imballaggi metallici per alimenti, ricavato dai sottoprodotti dell'industria di trasformazione del pomodoro

Il progetto BIOCOPACPlus
(GA No. LIFE13 ENV/IT/000590)
è stato finanziato nell’ambito del Bando Life+2013.
Il progetto è iniziato il 1 Giugno 2014 e avrà la durata di 36 mesi.


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