SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources
Proposal number EXAW-1999-01437
Proposal titleProject on the Cycle/chain of plant fibres starting from production up the
processing and transformation into biodegradable packing products.
AbstractThe proposal is aimed at design of a complete Cycle/chain for plant fibres (hemp, linen,
kenaf, sorghum etc.). The successive stages of the cycle are: cultivation and harvesting;
processing and conversion to obtain a part-processed product for use as a raw material in
the manufacture of biodegradable packaging for "organic" food products. The Project is
proposed with a view to offering a final product/result obtained from plant sources and
biodegradable as an alternative to the throw-away plastic packaging currently widely used.
The resulting product will contribute to reduction in waste arising in both manufacture and
at the consumer level, in addition to reducing the health risks involved in processing,
handling and contact with plastic raw materials. Attainment of the final result (Step 2,
CRAFT) will be guaranteed by the strategies and work methodologies adopted for carrying
out of the project, aimed at integration between research and production and synergies
between the various European partners (the SME proposers of Step 1 and the partners to be
sought for Step 2, to complete the consortium) working in the fields of agriculture,
industry and commerce.
Key ActionQOL-1. Key action Food, Nutrition and Health
Start date20/11/2000End date20/11/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase12 months
SME CoordinatorDR. VALERIO BINDICompany sizeS3
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Profile of partners for joining the project
CommentsPartners as experts are in specific fields: .Research, for the fields of plant fibre and plant
fibre processing. Type ot partner: research organisation/laboratory or University.
.Agro-industry, for processing of the plant fibre. Type of partner: SME. .Industry, to
manufacture packaging. Type of partner: SME. .Multiple retailer, for use and dissemination
of the final product. Type of partner: SME.