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PHA for Agriculture or Packaging Applications

General Description

PHA (Biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates) produced by fermentation will be used as a basis for the production of soil degradable mulch and greenhouse films, as well as coating of paper.

PHA films for mulching and greenhouses

PHAs will be compounded together with functional additives such as carbon black and other soil degradable polymers in a twin-screw extruder. The obtained material will then be blow extruded into films for mulching application and greenhouses. Main difference between these two products will be the transparency and colour. Mulching films usually require black colour with low transparency whereas greenhouse films should have higher transparency.

PHA films for mulching and greenhouses

PHA coating for paper packaging

The solution consists of a paper substrate and a PHA coating. The paper will be bought according to the final application. Then the final PHA coating formula with adequate quality and viscosity will be applied onto it in a continuous, roll-to-roll coating process. The coating will be dried and UV cured if necessary. The final end result is a paper with a PHA coated onto it.

PHA coating for paper packaging

INSPIRE partner responsible for implementation:

BIO-MI d.o.o., BIO-MI društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću za proizvodnju, istraživanje i razvoj


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