Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/4/2024

Aluminum foil alternatives for sustainable food packaging

Kraft Heinz aims to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025.  

However, finding sustainable materials that maintain the structural integrity required for our manufacturing requirements and food products presents a significant challenge. Many sustainable alternatives either fall short on performance or are not fully compatible with recycling/composting processes, hindering our progress towards this goal. 

For example, conventional replacements for aluminum foil do not possess the required structural properties such as dead fold and stiffness at higher temperatures to effectively form, fill and seal in a manufacture environment.

We are seeking aluminum foil alternative materials that deliver against structural requirements (ex. dead fold and stiffness at higher temperatures) for use with dairy-based food products.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

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Funding is proposal-dependent starting with proof-of-concept, typically ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for a six-month length project with the potential for expansion based on results and opportunities.

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