The overall goal is to reduce food waste while using more sustainable packaging raw materials. The basic material will be paper. Biobased coatings give it new functionalities, which opens up additional application possibilities as a packaging material.
Three research partners (KCPK, Fraunhofer IVV, Fraunhofer IGB) and two industrial associations (IVLV, Wereld van Papier) are working together on the Cornet project, which is funded by the BMWi. The affiliated User Committee consists of small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany and the Netherlands.
Fraunhofer IGB is developing water-based dispersions with natural waxes as part of the project. These dispersions can be applied to paper, for example, as a coating and are intended to fulfill various functions. The focus here is on applications as wrapping papers with low water vapor permeability and additional antimicrobial effect. Direct spraying on food would also be possible as all ingredients are edible.