Project partner TUBA received last November 25th the Nationality Award for the Best Eco Product 2013, in recognition of Wheylayer tubes. The award was delivered by Dr. Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, and some media published the new:
- The TV channel Dnevnik SLO1 dedicates a space in the news to talk about the awards (minute 22:30).
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- The Magazine Finance also mentioned the award ceremony.
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The University of Pisa attended the Ecomondo tradefair in Rimini on 6-9 November 2013. They exhibited the Wheylayer project within this event aiming at being a platform for Green Solutions.
IRIS presented Wheylayer project in his booth at Pharmaprocess, a trade fair for the pharmaceutical sector celebrated in Barcelona end of October with more than 800 attendants. The visitors could know about Wheylayer through the leaflets, samples and touchscreen information they found at IRIS stand.
Dr. Ing. Elodie Bugnicourt and M. Schmith publishes a technical article titled “Films with excelent barrier properties” in Bioplastics Magazine (vol 8. Setember 2013) with references to Wheylayer project.
POPO TV, a prime TV program from the slovenian TV interviewed the director of Lajovic Tuba, one of the Wheylayer project partners, and mentioned Wheylayer project.
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
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.
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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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Lajovic 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.
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.