Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Moisture barriers for packaging dry goods

PepsiCo is seeking novel barrier layers and coatings for use with bio-based films that achieve moisture barrier requirements of packaged dry foods

PepsiCo has set out to achieve 100% RCB (recyclable, compostable or biodegradable) compliance in packaging by 2025 and a 20% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. Bio-based films are a sustainable alternative to plastics, but are sub-optimal for packaging dry food, which require a much higher moisture barrier that cannot be achieved through metallization alone.

We are seeking barrier materials and coatings for bio-based films that achieve the high moisture barrier requirements for packaging dry foods without sacrificing biodegradability. The barrier material should be able to be co-extruded with our core resins to form a skin layer that can anchor metal films or other functional coatings. Coatings that are applied as primer layers or top coats over metal are also acceptable. Possible partnerships include, but are not limited to, sponsored research, supplier agreement, consulting engagement or licensing.

Deadline: Nov. 6, 2020

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