Since WHEYLAYER® exceeds the barrier properties of existing biopolymers and due to the demand for recyclable packaging, the market opportunities for WHEYLAYER appear huge as a potential substitute for currently used expensive synthetic oxygen barrier layers such as EVOH used in multilayer packaging.

The use of the WHEYLAYER® barrier biopolymerswill be a key innovation in the packaging sector and also result on a very positive impact on the environment as it solves multiple challenges: finding new commercial use of currently discarded cheese by-product, replacing petroleum-based plastics with natural bioplastic while safeguarding the performance and enhancing the recyclability of multilayer film, thus adding huge value for the European packaging industries and their end users especially in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.