EU project Fibre+: innovative packaging products using recovered fibre

15 April 2013

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is the coordinating association of the EU co-funded project “Fibre+: Innovative Paper Packaging Products for European SMEs Based on Functional Modification of Recovered Fibres”. With this project the consortium is set to create a new generation of packaging through the improvement of physical and chemical properties of recycled papers that are more recyclable, less hygroscopic, stiff and durable, in particular those used for corrugated packaging. Research will focus on potential treatments for fibre improvement, exploring new possibilities for both, cost reduction (energy and raw material efficiency) and quality increase in packaging design. The project will proceed with the selection of the best modification treatments that will be validated on a pilot plant and then implemented on industrial scale, during the demonstration phase (News Release CEPI, 10 April 2013).