ADCELLPACK project advances the use of cellulose-based materials in food packaging
By developing cellulose packaging material to be used in atmosphere packaging techniques, the European ADCELLPACK consortium is aiming to create an alternative to the use of oil-based packaging materials in food packaging, especially for cheese. The need for the development work arises from the increasing amounts of non-renewable oil-based packaging waste. ADCELLPACK is a two-year project that started at the beginning of November 2012.
In order to increase the amount of bio-based food packaging materials, the European ADCELLPACK consortium is developing a thermoplastic wood-fibre-based packaging material for trays used primarily in packages of sliced cheese. The new material will be designed to suit Modified Atmosphere Packaging (News Release VTT, 22 February 2013).