Project title: “Development of technology for the production of new biodegradable packaging from biopolymers for the cosmetics industry” implemented under Measure 1.1: R&D projects of enterprises of the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The main goal of the project is to develop a technology for the production of completely biodegradable, specialized packaging for cosmetics using polylactide (PLA. The project was created, among others, on the basis of the results of research and development works purchased from the COBRO Packaging Research Institute in Warsaw, as well as own experience (know-how) the team that will implement the project. The production of biodegradable packaging for cosmetics from polylactide on the Polish market will be an absolute innovation. PLAs are produced abroad, and are not used in Poland due to, among others, the significant cost of transport, as well as the lack of appropriate knowledge in the field of processing this material by injection. PLA packaging is biodegradable in composting conditions, and therefore does not require expensive recovery. is to pr the ditch and its packaging were environmentally friendly. The results of the Project will contribute to the reduction of negative environmental effects through: the use of low-waste and waste-free technology, the use of solutions ensuring a reduction in the amount of pollutants discharged into the atmosphere, the use of material that is completely safe for human health and living organisms; the use of a material with zero penetration into the substance contained in the packaging, a material that does not require thermal transformation causing air pollution, which it replaces, and thus affects the lower production of polymeric materials remaining in the environment for hundreds of years. The project will also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In Poland, there is practically no mastered technology of processing PLA packaging by injection on an industrial scale. The project concerns product innovation with elements of modifying the injection process and dyeing finished products.
The project is implemented in three stages:
- Industrial research
- Development works
- Pre-implementation works
Project implementation period: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2022
Total project value: PLN 8,752,012.50
The value of co-financing from European Funds: PLN 6,113,616.75
The beneficiary’s own contribution: PLN 2 638 395.75