Materials & Packaging

In trade and industry, a variety of different materials is required for the manufacture of products. In the future, the production of and with materials – from that of a water bottle, an automobile or a skyscraper – will become a massive challenge. Fossil-based materials are increasingly replaced by those made from biological resources or renewable materials. Many stakeholders in industry and science are developing novel strategies to design bio-based materials and set up resource-efficient manufacturing processes for sustainable packaging. Particularly, biopolymers and the better usage of waste streams as a starting point for novel materials are in the focus of interest. However, the creation of new manufacturing processes and supply chains are major challenges faced by material and packaging innovators. In addition, each industrial application area – be it architecture, automotive industry or fashion, be it food or cosmetics packaging– requires its own functionalities and certification procedures for market access. EFIB provides a platform to discuss current trends, technologies and market challenges.

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.

Bioplastic from soy waste

Four Finnish companies have collaborated to set up a new plant to produce compostable bioplastic from soy waste.

Bioplastic from soy waste

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New European biomaterials ecosystem has kicked-off

The capital is considered to provide an ecosystem, involving the development of recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, energy...

New European biomaterials ecosystem has kicked-off

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Mondi to cooperate with UN WFP

End of February, Mondi Group, a leading global packaging and paper company, announced a three-year strategic partnership to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP’s) efforts to ...

Mondi to cooperate with UN WFP

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How the EU wants to achieve a circular economy by 2050

Find out about the EU’s circular economy action plan and what additional measures MEPs want to reduce waste and make products more sustainable.

How the EU wants to achieve a circular economy by 2050

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A Circular Economy of Plastics

How can we tackle plastic pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and maintain the societal benefits that plastics offer for developed and emerging societies at the same time?

A Circular Economy of Plastics

The short answer is: through a circular economy of plastics. Learn more in the VTT Discussion Paper.
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New innovation ecosystem launched to support market access for bio-based consumer products

The INN-PRESSME Horizon 2020 project will function as an ecosystem, involving the development of recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, energy, and vehicle solutions and other consumer goods.

New innovation ecosystem launched to support market access for bio-based consumer products

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Highlights from previous EFIB editions

Interview with:
Nicolas Seeboth, Michelin Group

Interview with:
Puneet Trehan, IKEA