Packaging materials should guarantee both aesthetic and barrier properties in order to maintain quality and safety of packaged goods.
In this framework BlueThink performed a Technology Scouting to find innovative solutions that could protect from external contamination and with low environmental impact. Technologies coming from almost 20 Solvers distributed in 7 countries were found: hybrid polymers, cyclic olefin, liquid crystal polymers, clay and cellulose nanocomposites, active scavengers. Each solution was evaluated taking into consideration properties, cost, applicability and transferability gap.
This fast paced approach allowed the client to evaluate a very wide range of environmentally friendly packaging options coming from different sectors where they had no visibility.