Biodegradable coatings or adhesives for PHA films

Funding Agency:
PepsiCo

We have been working on bio-based/biodegradable flexible films for food packaging to help achieve our sustainability goals of having 100% RCBR (recyclable, compostable, biodegradable, or reusable) compliance for our packages as well as 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030. While flexible packaging is a very sustainable option from a material use point of view, the multi-layer, multi-material structures are not conducive for recycling.

Our goal is to develop a multi-layer packaging solution where all of the component pieces are biodegradable. We are thus seeking biodegradable coatings or adhesives for our PHA films.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

May 31, 2022