Citeo-CTP partnership (2022-2028)
Six years to unleash the full potential of paper and board!
Paper and board is renewable and recyclable, and has yet to reveal all its strengths. Given the pressing need to reduce environmental impacts, there is still room for improvement. Building on the past six years of collaboration and innovation in paper and paper/board packaging, Citeo and the Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) have just renewed their partnership. With one key aim: developing their innovative solutions at an industrial scale to make them available to companies in tangible ways, and hence meet the expectations of consumers.
Creating a network to speed up the development of bio-based materials
- Creating a European network of pilot lines and associated services (OITB: Open Innovation Test Bed)
- Setting up a single entry point and a dedicated platform
- Developing and optimising the pilot lines
- Validating the proposed service portfolio through several industrial case studies in various sectors such as packaging, non-woven materials, bioplastics, cosmetics and textiles.
Process developments to obtain 100% cellulosic packaging material, barrier, recyclable and compostable
The main objective of the CelluWiz project is to develop two technologies to produce a fully cellulosic multilayer packaging, which is recyclable and compostable and thus creates an alternative to multilayer packaging made of plastic.
Industrial-scale for Chromatogeny
Moving towards food contact compliance?
- Speed up the development of chromatogeny at an industrial scale
- Obtain approval from the authorities to use chromatogeny in the manufacture of paper and board intended for food contact
- Comply with the new directives laid down by the European Union and its member states, in particular through the SUPD and France’s EGalim law
ProviDES (2016-2018) – PriDES (2019-2022)
Innovative processes to produce lignocellulosic fibres from deep eutectic solvents
ProviDES is a research project supported by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the European Union (H2020 programme) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. This project gathered 22 European partners, of which 18 industrial companies.
PriDEs is a research project supported by TKI-Energie en Industrie, a Dutch organization and paper companies. It gathers 13 partners, of which 7 industrial companies.
Ultrasonic welding of paper and nanocellulose
Development of an ultrasonic paper and board welding process making it possible to:
- eliminate glue and the associated food contact problems for paper and board packaging,
- guarantee a sharp reduction in the costs related to packaging recycling, and the absence of mineral oils or other contaminants,
- achieve performance levels comparable to those of adhesive-based assemblies in terms of adhesion quality, energy cost and production rate.
Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage
The 3 main objectives of the SPOTVIEW project were:
- to develop and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and efficient techniques,
- to optimize the use of natural resources, especially water, in three industrial sectors (Dairy, Pulp and Paper and Steel),
- to assess a total of 14 existing and new separation and treatment technologies at pilot scale.
A sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable high barrier flexible packaging material
- Produce two proofs of concept for an innovative food packaging material that is compatible with a circular
- Develop the three breakthrough technologies required in order to produce this material
An innovative blister, recyclable and biodegradable
- To anticipate the French Law against waste and for Circular Economy (AGEC) which bans the use of plastic films for delivery of printed documents (newspapers, magazines, advertisements, etc.) from 2022.
- To create a transparent paper to replace plastic blister packs for magazines and newspapers.
- To support the implementation and production of this new innovative cellulose packaging
Adapted enzymes for the production of bio-based materials and products!
WoodZymes is a research and innovation project funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a private-public partnership between European Union (H2020 programme) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. This project focuses on extremophilic enzymes for the production of wood based molecules: from pulp mill to panels and insulation products.
This project associates 11 partners from 4 European countries: 6 research institutes, 1 SME and 4 industrial groups, including 2 pulp mills.
Tailor-made Kraft lignins for the production of phenols
Supported by ANR, coordinated by the Fédération J. Villermaux associating LRGP, LCPM and LERMAB laboratories and in collaboration with IRCE Lyon and CTP, PhenoLiq answers to important objectives for the future : developping a multistage and continuous liquefaction process to produce phenols; setting the specifications of lignins which are the most favorable and evaluating the integration of this new production unit in a kraft pulp mill.
Printed Electronics for Printers-Converters
- Adapt the application of existing printing systems to functional inks
- Develop generic technologies that can be applied to printed media
- Apply and combine technologies with a view to marketing innovative functional printed media for new applications