BBI JU Project BIOnTop
01 Jun, 2019

Planet Bioplastics is a partner of the four-years research and innovation project BIOnTOP "Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings" (starting date 1st of June 2019), funded under Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) with a consortium of 20 institutions from eight European countries, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Czechia, Estonia and Croatia.


The objective of the project is to create recyclable and cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially/home composted or even suitable for anaerobic digestion, using sustainably sourced comonomers, additives and fillers to formulate novel PLA copolymers and compounds. Moreover, the barrier properties of the produced bio-packaging trays, films and derived packaging, will be enhanced by using removable protein-based coatings and a novel fatty acid grafting technology to decrease permeability and compete with fossil packaging.


More information available at the official project website: