Biopolymers in paper and film applications

The focus of our research activities is the customized functionalization of biopolymers for packaging applications. Based on substantiated scientific knowledge about the structure-property relationships of biopolymers we are able to realize specific property and processing profiles and utilize these for the target applications. We use standard industrial functionalization methods such as nano-level surface functionalization via PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) to realize effective packaging solutions. We are able to carry out all processing steps involving extrusion, lacquering, and lamination on a laboratory scale up to a small pilot plant scale (on film widths up to 600 mm). The result is innovative packaging concepts ideally tailored to the needs of the contents. The focus is on optimization of the technofunctional properties of biopolymers for paper and film applications and improvement of the recyclability of composite materials.