NIC is a leading Slovenian public research institution in the field of chemistry and related disciplines. The two main directions of research are materials and life sciences. Research is carried out in 14 laboratories and two infrastructure centres covering all major fields of chemistry.
PAPIR produces paper products (bags, wrapping paper, baking paper, etc.) with a tradition of 25 years. On our daily basis we try to lead the company and its production towards ecologically friendly products which we achieve in close cooperation with our customers and through innovativeness in our approach.
Polish Chamber of Packaging Recycling and Recovery (PIOIRO) was established on 30th April 2014. It is a local government economic association of 103 enterprises connected with the entire life cycle of packaging, including designing, manufacturing, using stage, waste management, recycling and
Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione (FLI) is part of Legambiente, the most widespread environmental association in Italy. FLI promotes innovation in the environmental field and diffusion of environmentally friendly goods, services and technologies.
The meeting represented an opportunity for partners to exchange updates relating to phase 3 of the pilot actions and to continue the work of completing the Transnational Biocomposte Packaging Center. The health emergency that the whole Europe is facing at the moment has not allowed the presence of all the partners but the work of the group has never stopped.
The internal workshop was focused on the development of further pilot actions and Transnational Biocomposite Packaging Center (TBPC), a new online platform that will offer a range of services to enterprises, institutions, R&D, associations and everyone who is interested in the packaging world.
Partners are working hard to give the best solution for one of the main sectors of the market.
Steering committee in beautiful Nitra to discuss about the current situation, the pilot actions, the transnational biocomposite packaging centre. The team visited CEPOMA, the Center for Applied Research of environmentally friendly polymeric materials of the Slovak University of Technology, and Panara, a company who works with new materials for packaging (Nonoilen).
For the third time DBH and Omnipack hosted the Biocompack meeting in Hungary. The internal meeting on pilot actions took place in Budapest on the 18th and 19th February at DBH headquarter. Partners finalized the final version of the strategy and the economic feasibility and wp leader updated the others about the first pilot action and the next steps to take. DBH and Omnipack organized, at the end of the meeting, a visit to Ugrinpack, an enterprise leader in Hungary in the production of biodegradable and compostable packaging.
The mid term meeting was held on 11 and 12 April to assess the situation of the project, the progress, critical issues and future developments of Biocompack. This meeting was also attended by Mrs. Angelika van Es, project program officer from the EC joint secretariat, Professor Marek Kowalczuk from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and Mr. Klonowski from the Polish ministry of the environment.The Transnational Biocomposite Packaging Center (TBPC), the real final goal of the project, which will ideally see its birth at the end of the project but the goal is to start it even earlier.
The workshop was organized by our hungarian partner DBH with the cluster Omnipack. Project partners moved step further to complete the business strategy and the business support tool. Those elements are at the base of the establishment of the Transnational Biocomposite Packaging Centre, the platform that will connoct companies, public institutions and research companies all over Europe.
The 3rd Steering Committee took place in Milan the 16th and 17th October in Innovhub venue. During the meeting, all the partners presented their achievement and their plans for the next future. After the first session, partners went deeper in the discussion about the next steps to do in each work package. Biocompack is collecting comments from stakeholders to finalize the strategy document and then start with the Pilot Action 1 run by DBH.
After almost 1 year from the beginning, BIOCOMPACK-CE is making new steps further. The 2nd Steering Committee was organized by RERA SD, the regional development agency, and it took place in Split, the wonderful town situated along the Dalmatian coast. Two days of intensive work: each partner showed the progresses reached and the steps done to make BIOCOMPACK a successful project.
For 2 days partners from Ecocortec (Croatia), Omnipack (Hungary), National Institute of Chemistry (Slovenia), Cobro (Poland), Technical University of Bratislava (Slovakia), Innovhub and Legambiente (Italy) had a fruitful meeting to move further in the project. What is the current situation of polylaminates? How do we promote the market of innovative packaging solutions?
KICK OFF MEETING
The project has already started. The partners met in the lovely capital of Slovenia, who received the European Green Capital Award from the European Commission in 2016, to present themselves, sharing ideas and doubts. The group is quite heterogeneous, public research institutes, universities, SMEs, NGO, with one common goal: find out a green alternative to paper-plastics packaging, in order to introduce verified biodegradable materials in millions of people’s daily lives.
1st Steering Committee. Six months later the first partners meeting in Bratislava organized by STU - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave. The partners talked about the new structure after the withdrawn of one of them, about the progress achieved during the first period and how to set the start of the work.
From 6th to 9th of November, Legambiente brought Biocompack project in Rimini, at Ecomondo, one of the most important fairs in Europe about green economy. For the second year the project had a space inside Legambiente stand where