The last MyPack consortium meeting was also held online due to the current pandemic COVID-19 crisis. In total, 26 partners attended the online meeting split into two sessions. The first session was mainly dedicated to the last trials on the application of compostable/biodegradable packaging, provided by NOVAMONT and NATUREPLAST in collaboration with WIPAK, CNAM and FURSTGROUP, in biscuits by LéaNature, baby food (Rigatoni) by HIPP, and fresh-cut salad by UNIBAS. In the last year of the project, promising results were obtained:
The use of mixt packaging composed of paper and biobased film provided by NOVAMONT in the packaging of Coco-Lemon shortbreads (LéaNature brand). After the ageing test, the packaging maintained the organoleptic parameters of the product and presented a good humidity barrier. Moreover, HIPP obtained encouraging results on the aseptic filling of rigatoni in SiOx coated recycled PP tray excluding thermal treatment at lab scale (Fig. 1. and 2.).
Partners from CTCPA presented the new packaging concept of double-envelope (Fig. 3.) to improve the preservation of biscuits. The packaging comprises primary packaging with low barrier proprieties and secondary ones with high barrier properties against WVTR.
In addition, UNIBAS/NINETEK conducted a trial on the conservation of fresh iceberg cut salad in film packaging with two versions of BlowDevice microtechnology insertion (BD250 and BD050). The BlowDevice BD050 maintained the quality of the fresh-cut salad for 14 days in cold storage (Fig. 4.). However, samples doted of BlowDevice or packed without the microtechnology maintained the quality for only eight days.
Partners from PIMM/CNAM exposed the latest results on the effect of biaxial stretching of nanolayered poly(ethylene furanoate) (PEF) films on gas barrier properties.
The second session held on 29 October was devoted to the results and the conclusion of Absisky partners on the impact assessment study and the final reporting on the project management.
The last consortium meeting was concluded with a general discussion and perspectives for potential future activities and collaboration.