Newsletter December 2020
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Stakeholders will be able to book a place to attend to the incoming CITRUSPACK virtual Final Conference, next 4th of February. During the event, the attenders will be able to witness all the partners reseach results achieved along these years. The european project focuses on revalorization strategies within the circular economy for the use of citrus waste in green packaging and cosmetics.
Book your place here for free!
The project aims to demonstrate that sustainability and efficiency can be applied to agricultural and industrial practices by researching and boosting the potential of byproducts through their valorisation in a number of new value chains.

Cosmetic Packaging Demo
In these years of research, TECOS has been able to develop successfully this cosmetic jar. It is bio-based and reinforced with natural selected fruit fibres. The 50 cl jar structure is made of different citrus waste such as orange peel and pulp, and built by injection molding process.

Juice Bottle
Similarly, during this time, the AITIIP development has been focused on creating this juice bottle by extrusion blow moulding. In this case, the container is also a bio-based product, reinforced with natural selected fruit fibres, coming from orange peel waste.

Moisturizing Face Mask
Another stage of the project, led by OLVETIA, has focused on developing different moisturizing masks and facial creams from citrus powder and essential oils. Finally, five formulations based on natural components from citrus juice production have been validated and can be certified under COSMetic Organic and natural Standard (COSMOS).
Along these past months, the developed products (biojar and biobottle) have passed all industrial compostability validation tests, such as disintegration and biodegradation tests. Also, they have gone through compost quality studies, including plant toxicity tests.

At the end of the research, these packaging products got the “check” in line with EN 13432 standard. This indicates that the packaging can be labelled as "industrially compostable". The belgium CITRUSPACK partner OWS was in charge of the validation process.
The event Slovenian Industry of the Future "Transition to a circular economy through Industry 4.0" wich took place on the 10th of September in TECOS Slovenian Tool and Die Developtement Centre in Celje, brought together from the research and academic sphere, as well as industrial environment to combine their valuable experience and development ambitionof the Circular Economy and Industry 4.0.
Discover how Citruspack project will turn citrus side-streams into innovative and eco-friendly additives and products.
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This project have been cofounded by the Life Programme.

Project number: LIFE16 ENV/ES/000171
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