The main demonstration event of the Wheylayer2 project, focused on the converting of the new packaging material, was held in TUBA on July 4th, 2014. It gathered 31 attendees from 7 countries. After overview presentations of the project results given by the consortium, a practical demonstration was carried out to show the coating process as well as different Wheylayer samples. The participants were greatly interested by the session and future use of the new material.
Wheylayer project was present at PLMA International trade fair (World of Private Label), an event to put in contact retailers and manufacturers, celebrated in Amsterdam the past 20-21 of May.
TUBA, one of the project partners, had a booth at the trade fair and exposed Wheylayer communication material and samples to the visitors.
Plastics Today highlights Wheylayer in an article on trends in the development of bioplastics for packaging solutions. The magazine, specialised in the plastic industry, published an article about the bioplastic and its role for the present and future of packaging, making references to some solutions presented at Interpack 2014 and mentioning Wheylayer as one of the outstanding projects. Click here to read the article
Great success for wheylayer with over 200 visitors interested on the unique new O2 barrier biopolymer
The project partners presented Wheylayer at Interpack.
More than 175.000 visitors, 2.700 exhibitors and 19 halls, are the figures of the number one trade fair for the worldwide packaging industry, celebrated from 8 to 14 may at Dusseldorf (Germany).
Wheylayer project was met with success among attendants and over 200 visitors were actively interested on the unique new O2 barrier biopolymer. 4 project partners shared a stand (IRIS, TUBA, Fraunhofer and Serviplast), to participate in the dissemination of the project to the trade fair visitors, bringing several support materials and samples to deliver among the visitors and show the benefits of the project development.
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
- Demostration session of Wheylayer2
- Wheylayer at the PLMA trade fair
- Plastics Today highlights Wheylayer in an article about Bioplastic solutions
- Great success for wheylayer with over 200 visitors interested on the unique new O2 barrier biopolymer
- TUBA receives the Best Eco Product 2013 in recognition of Wheylayer