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The New whey Of Packaging

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Nov
1

Packaging constitutes a major market share of the Plastic industry despite its often short term application. With growing concerns on the environment and resources, Whey coated Packaging can be the solution for the future that is made from Waste materials and is recyclable. by Elodie Bugnicourt, Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible (IRIS). View Full Article

Wheylayer process recognized as novel by the world patent office

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Oct
31

The main claims of the Wheylayer patent, especially regarding its process, have been recognized as novel by the PCT examination. The consortium is now considering the regions and countries where to enforce the patent and is setting up a licensing agreement scheme. The Wheylayer patent allows better industrial process with lower energy consumption while maintaining the excellent barrier properties for the innovative whey-proteins based coating developed during the project.

For more information: ebugnicourt@iris.cat

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Two new articles about Wheylayer in Tubica magazine

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Oct
3

The internal magazine of Lajovic Tuba, Tubica, published two sides of the project Wheylayer. The new edition of Tubica magazine has an article about how to install the machine and other about the general meeting celebrated in Tuba and Ilirija.

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Tuba Seminar – Trends in the packaging industry

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Sep
13

Urska-Susnik-PivkLajovic Tuba embalaža, d.o.o. (TUBA) presented the WHEYLAYER2 project on September 12, 2013 at the 4th seminar on packaging (Trends in the packaging industry – from cost optimization to the use of sustainable materials and intelligent packaging) organized by Zelena Slovenija®. The seminar was held in Celje.

Some novelties and trends in the packaging industry were presented at the seminar as well as major international projects involving Slovenian companies and specialist research institutions. The seminar also revealed many aspects of the cost optimization in the packaging manufacture. Seminar brought together industry: packaging producers and users. The seminar addressed variety of companies from manufacture and service sector, environmentalists (including NGOs), educational and research institutions, companies dealing with waste management etc. –  all those who are aware of the urgent innovations in sustainable packaging production.

4th Workshop on Green Chemistry

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Aug
26

Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt will review different strategies for the valorisation of wastes from agro-food processing, including the one pursued in the present project, to obtain truly sustainable bioplastics and their applications as sustainable packaging during the 4th Workshop on Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry organized by the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa and Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, next 4-6 September 2013 in Pisa, Italy.

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Wheylayer in PackagingFilms July 2012

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Jun
6

Wheylayer in PackagingFilms July 2012

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PCS exhibits at PLAGKEM and presents WHEYLAYER2 project

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May
13

Slovenian Plasttechnics Cluster (PCS) presented the WHEYLAYER2 project at the 10th edition of the “PLAGKEM” fair, held in Celje, Slovenia from 16th to 19th April 2013. This is an international fair of plastics, rubber and chemistry. It was visited by more than 10 thousand visitors, who came also from countries of Southern Balkans and the European Union. Most visitors were from professional area and they were satisfied with the event. Other 50 exhibitors from several European countries presented their technologies and products.

Exhibition programme included:

  • synthetic masses; semi-manufactures and products, special multipurpose products; products reinforced with fibers and metals,
  • crude rubber and rubber; semi-manufactures and products, special multipurpose products, products in combination with metals, products from foam rubber,
  • chemistry; semi-manufactures and products in the chemical, pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical, food, leather, cellulose, metallurgical and energetic process industry,
  • equipment and tools manufacturing, projecting, automatization and process monitoring and control in the production of synthetic masses, rubber, crude rubber and chemistry,
  • production of synthetic masses, crude rubber and chemistry – reprocessing and recycling,
  • ecology – clean environment in the production of synthetic masses, rubber, crude rubber and chemistry,
  • smelting plants

Project WHEYLAYER2 (FP7 315743) that was presented with a brochure raised high interested among visitors, who expressed desire to check sample materials. Those visitors were advised to visit project’s web site for more details.

PCS presented on a booth their business activities and their running research and development projects with brochures, posters and sample products; as well as products of some of their industrial members.

Industrie&Technologies: Des protéines de lait pour l emballage

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Apr
25

French online magazine Industrie&Technologies talks about the Wheylayer2 project in an article aimed at highlighting the biopolymer-coating based on whey protein residue for the production of sustainable plastic films.

The article, by Ludovic Fery journalist, reads as follows:

Un procédé de fabrication de films utilisant un coproduit de l’industrie laitière est en cours d’industrialisation dans le cadre du projet de recherche européen Wheylayer II. Sa commercialisation est prévue pour début 2014.

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Wheylayer2 project at the University of Maribor

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Apr
10

On the 9th of April 2013, the Wheylayer2 project was presented at the University of Maribor by the project coordinator Urška Sušnik Pivk, from Lajovic Tuba company.

Students of Economics and Business attended this presentation about the Wheylayer2 Demonstration Activity project as the follow-on phase from the very successful Wheylayer project that developed a biopolymer-coating based on whey protein for plastic films, from November 2008 to October 2011.

Wheylayer2 is focused on finalizing the industrialization steps prior to the commercialization of the developed whey protein coating for plastic films that could replace currently used expensive synthetic oxygen barrier layers and greatly improve the packaging sustainability.

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Ms. Urška Sušnik Pivk, from Lajovic Tuba company

 

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Coordinated by Tuba, Wheylayer2 project is participated by 10 partners from 5 European countries.

Wheylayer2 features in Tuba mag

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Mar
27

Tubica, Lajovic Tuba’s magazine, published an article about the Wheylayer2 Demonstration Activity project, which is the follow-on phase from the very successful – WHEYLAYER  project that developed a biopolymer-coating based on whey protein for plastic films.

The article goes over the different activities held so far since August 2012, when the project kicked off.

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