A news article published October 20, 2014 on the industry news website Packaging Europe reports on the BANUS project. This research project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) aims to develop new multilayer structures for food packaging applications. The properties of the developed structures will be evaluated for use as functional barriers. The substitution of a fraction of virgin material by recycled materials (paper or plastic) in selected materials will be taken into account to develop more environmentally friendly materials. The substitution shall be achieved after completing safety evaluation of the functional barriers placed between recycled layers and food.

Nine partners from six different countries participate in the project that is scheduled to run for 24 months.

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Packaging Europe (October 20, 2014). “Functional barriers in multilayer food packaging