TORAYFAN+ Pilot Case Introduction

Read the short story of the TORAYFAN+ Pilot Case, selected through the FlexFunction2Sustain Open Call. Our team, in collaboration with Toray Films Europe, is actively developing the OPP mono-material structure for food packaging.

To address a specific need for food packaging which requires a transparent high barrier that is recyclable, TORAY needs the following solutions for bioriented polypropylene (BOPP) films.

The TORAYFAN+ Pilot Case aims to develop a monomaterial BoPP film with metallization or surface treatment that is fully recyclable. This innovative solution is intended to address the challenge of achieving barrier properties equivalent to Al foil through a surface treatment of PP, to enable its recyclability.

To meet this objective, Toray proposes to integrate their latest development with the FlexFunction2Sustain project. This collaboration aims to create a high barrier film for their bioriented polypropylene films, leveraging Toray’s expertise and incorporating their latest innovation.

Toray has a strong track record of innovation in bioriented polypropylene films, striving to introduce new films suitable for use as mono-materials in packaging. They propose three distinct tracks to attain all the necessary properties for the packaging application for high barrier, but also to keep properties after retort, for sealing, for ink adhesion and for the machinability.”.

In order to execute this Pilot Case, TORAYFAN+ is using the combined services of FlexFunction2Sustain consortium partnerIPC – Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites,  Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, INL –  International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Sonnenberg Harrison Partnerschaft.

Stay tuned! Further details on TORAYFAN+ Pilot Case development will follow.