Ecofriendly and efficient food absorbent

 Food safety and quality  

In the EcoSorb project, a novel and more environmentally friendly liquid absorber pad for fresh food products is developed, which will result in increased use of renewable raw materials and reduced use of plastic materials from fossil fuels.

Time:1. June 2016 – 30. September 2020
Financed by: The research council of Norway
Commissioner:MM Karton FollaCell AS
In cooperation with:Bewi AS, Mc Airlaids´s Vliesstoffe GmbH, Nortura SA, SalMar ASA, RISE PFI

Most liquid absorber pads in today’s market contain superabsorbent polymer (SAP) in either powder or fiber form. These have excellent absorber capacity, but are made of fossil raw material.

The overall goal of EcoSorb is to develop, validate and commercialize a new absorbent pad for packaging of fresh foods, based on cellulose from Norwegian forest raw material and safe in contact with food. The project will contribute to increased demand of wood products and value creation in Norway.

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