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Continuous innovation
is the path to excellence

Eversia’s DNA is about being involved in the constant development of research projects, making them our best tool to position ourselves as a market leader in the field of innovation.

These are the cutting-edge projects in which we have participated in recent years

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AGRO2CIRCULAR: RECYCLING OF WASTE FROM THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

The AGRO2CIRCULAR project is focused on the implementation of the first systemic territorial solution for the recycling of the most relevant residues of the agri-food sector (fruits and vegetables and plastic multilayers) in products with high added value, driven by a digital tool and built on a systemic with high replicable / scalable potential.

 

Eversia will participate in the definition of the requirements for the packaging sector and will validate the demonstrators in an industrial environment, building a multidimensional model that allows its scalability and maximizes the impacts of the project, facilitating the replication of the A2C systemic solution.

Funding body:

European Comission

Date:

october 2021 – october 2024

File number:

CIIP-20211004

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DDIBIORESIN: THE SEARCH FOR NEW BIOPOLYMERS

The project consortium DDIBIORESIN’s aim is to develop new biopolymers for industrial applications using rosin resins, in order to create marketable bioplastic products for final packaging. A revolutionary breakthrough that will have a significant impact on the packaging market, as there are currently no similar products based on mixing rosin derivatives, starch and biodegradable polyester polymers.

 

EVERSIA’s objective is to develop a bioplastic film using rosin, which will be used to manufacture an ultra-lightweight bag for transporting fruit and vegetables in bulk. This bag will have improved mechanical properties such as increased resistance to tearing and greater weight bearing. In aesthetic terms, it will also be more transparent.

Partners:

United Biopolymers (Portugal), United Resins (Portugal), EVERSIA and Tecnopackaging (Spain)

Funding body:

CDTI and European Union (EUROSTARS-2 programme)

Date:

01/06/2021 to 31/05/2023

File number:

CIIP-20211004

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CIMPA: EUROPEAN CIRCULAR ECONOMY PROJECT FOR MULTILAYER FILM

CIMPA is an EU-funded project with the goal of creating an economy that prevents multilayer plastic films from ever becoming waste. The goal is to develop a recycling value chain for post-industrial and post-consumer multilayer film (used in food and agriculture) to retain between 12% and 72% of its value. Up to 2.34 Mt of recycled materials will be saved per year and reintroduced into production to replace virgin materials.

 

Ultimately, the objective is to produce recycled materials that meet the necessary standards for use in both agricultural applications and packaging designed to come into contact with food.

 

 The European Commission is the funding body.

Partners:

EVERSIA, AIMPLAS, IPC, VTT, TNO, PELLENC, FILIGRADE, PAPREC, LEYGATECH, BARBIER, PROSPEX, EURIC, BENKEI

Funding body:

European Commission

Date:

June 2021 - May 2024

File number:

Grant Agreement No. 101003864

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BIOMAC PROJECT: TOWARDS INNOVATION IN BIOMATERIALS

We are part of the BIOMAC project, an initiative that is part of the framework of the European Commission’s H2020 programme, which seeks to promote the circular economy. The project’s main objective is to obtain nanomaterials of natural origin for use in applications aimed at the food packaging, automotive, construction and printed electronics sectors.

 

Pilot plants where materials will be processed on a small scale and then industrially validated will be designed. Eversia plays an important role by obtaining packaging films produced using PLA, a biodegradable polymer of natural origin that comes from one of the project’s pilot plants. Eversia will establish the material, process and product requirements for application, and will proceed to validate the scalability and adaptation for commercial use.

 

The BIOMAC consortium is made up of more than 30 partners from 12 countries. The European Commission is the funding body.

 

Partners:

University of Edinburgh, Polytechnic University of Milan, European Bioplastics, Acciona, Novamont, AIMPLAS, ITENE and AIMEN (among others).

Funding body:

European Commission

Date:

01/01/2021 to 31/12/2024

File number:

952941

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PROJECT TO EXPAND PRODUCTION CAPACITY WITH NEW EXTRUDERS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF BIOPLASTICS IS FINALISED

Our aim to provide biocompostable solutions of the highest quality in processes takes another step forward with the completion of the EXTRUBIO2 project “INCREASING PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY WITH NEW EXTRUDERS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF BIOPLASTICS”, thanks to support from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) at the Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness, and co-financed by the European Union (ERDF Funds).

 

This initiative began in November 2019, when the company’s staff set the objective of increasing the production capacity of the existing facility by acquiring new equipment.

 

After 18 months of work at the Molina de Segura plant, and with a CDTI contribution of €1,147,500, the company has rose to the technological challenge it sought.

Funding body:

Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology

Execution

November 2019-May 2021

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BIOFLEX PROJECT: EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY ON FLEXIBLE PACKAGING LINES SUITABLE FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY MODEL

As an example of our commitment, we have completed the project “Expansion of production capacity in flexible packaging lines suitable for a circular economy model”, with the acronym BIOFLEX, thanks to support from the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) at the Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness, and co-financed by the European Union (ERDF Funds) through the Intelligent Growth Operational Programme (2014-2020).

 

This project began in December 2018, when our R&D staff set out to manufacture recycled bioplastic and paper products, all of which are more sustainable products that fit into the framework of the circular economy, thus making a strategic leap in expanding and improving our range of packaging solutions.

 

After 13 months of work and a CDTI contribution of €2,322,975, we have overcome the technological challenge at our facilities in Molina de Segura.

Funding body:

Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology

Execution

December 2018-December 2019

File reference

LICA 20180071

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CREATION AND DESIGN OF A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION FOR RECYCLING BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS (REBIO)

The REBIO project is co-financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness under the “Challenges-Collaboration” programme, and co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The aim is to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.

 

Biodegradable plastics should be collected in the organic fraction, but this type of process is not currently being managed properly. It is in this context that the REBIO project arose. It aims to work on the creation and design of a technological solution for recycling biodegradable plastics.

After three years of studies, research and testing, the REBIO project comes to a close with the design and manufacture of products made from recycled biodegradable plastics, as work has been carried out on a pre-consumer and a post-consumer fraction. These products include biodegradable plastic bags with recycled bioplastic content of up to 30%, with no detriment to mechanical properties (AIMPLAS and EVERSIA), clips for agricultural crops with recycled bioplastic content of 15% (INSERPLASA), as well as a stationery clip prototype made of 100% recycled bioplastic (GAIKER).

Participating partners:

EVERSIA, AIMPLAS, GAIKER, INSERPLASA

Funding body:

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities as part of the Challenges-Collaboration aid programme.

Excution date:

2016-2018

File number:

TRC-2016-5539-5

Total loan:

€241,008

Aid granted:

€180,756

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DEVELOPMENT OF OXYGEN BARRIER COATINGS TO LIGHTEN STRUCTURES IN FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING (COAT4PACK)

The COAT4PACK project is co-financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness as part of the “Challenges-Collaboration” programme, and by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The aim is to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.

 

With the aim of providing an optimal solution that increases the recyclability of flexible food packaging structures with high barrier properties, the COAT4PACK project was created to extend the useful life of the product, as well as to provide more sustainable packaging. The aim is to achieve the level of oxygen barrier that EVOH packaging currently has through multilayer structures using PVOH coating complexes.

Participating partners:

EVERSIA, AIMPLAS, ITC PACKAGING, ARTIBAL

Funding body:

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities as part of the Challenges-Collaboration aid programme

Execution date:

2016-2018

File number:

RTC-2016-5252-2

Total loan:

135.190,90 €

Aid granted

98.440,67 €

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REPLACEMENT OF TWO SINGLE-LAYER EXTRUDERS AND ONE CUTTER WITH A THREE-LAYER EXTRUDER AND ONE CUTTER

In October 2017, Eversia completed the project “Substitution of two single-layer extruders and one cutter for a three-layer extruder and one cutter”, part of the energy saving and efficiency support line for SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by IDAE under the National Energy Efficiency Fund. Total investment was €1,321,600, and was supported with aid of €91,854.27.

Partners:

Eversia

Funding agency:

ERDF (IADE)

Date of execution:

2017

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ACTIVE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EXTENDING THE SHELF LIFE OF PREMIUM FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

Development of a moisture-absorbing film and an ethylene-absorbing tray to extend the useful life of tomatoes.

Partners:

Eversia, HTM, Platienvase, ANECOOP, ITENE

Funding Agency:

CDTI

Date of Execution:

2015-2017

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTION FORMULATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT ALLOW PRINTING ON THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER-BASED POUCHES WITH WATER-BASED INKS IN LARGE-SCALE ECONOMY

In accordance with Spanish royal decree, the company wishes to reduce emission levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to below 100mg/Nm3 per focus. The highest emissions are concentrated in the printing room, where the solvent-based inks that are used emit mainly isopropyl alcohol and methoxypropanol. These solvent-based inks provide very high production yields and excellent quality. The actions carried out to reduce VOC emissions were: Implementing a COV catcher, introducing water-based inks, studying the phenomenon of “orange peel” in blowing, increasing the yield and quality of printing.

 

Partners:

Eversia

Funding Agency:

CDTI

Date of Execution:

2012

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MICROWAVE-SAFE PACKAGED FOODS: FROZEN OR COOKED CONTAINERS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (WHETHER OR NOT BATTERED) AND PRE-PREPARED DISHES

Development of new containers that allow food to be frozen, defrosted and directly cooked in microwave ovens. Specifically, the project focuses on cooking battered or breaded fruits and vegetables, achieving a golden and crunchy outer texture, in such a way that the food has sensory and organoleptic properties similar to or superior to those achieved with traditional cooking.

Partners:

Eversia, University of Murcia, FRUVECO, Adhesivos Orcajada, Hariner Mediterránea

Funding Agency:

CDTI

Date of Execution:

2011-2012

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DEVELOPMENT OF BIODEGRADABLE, FLEXIBLE MULTILAYER STRUCTURES FOR USE IN MEDIUM BARRIER FOOD PACKAGING

Development of a biodegradable complex with gas barrier properties. One of the drawbacks of biodegradable materials is the barrier to their gases, which is why this project aims to develop biodegradable structures to increase the shelf life of foods packaged in biodegradable structures.

Partners:

Eversia, AÍMPLAS

Funding Agency:

CDTI

Date of Execution:

18 months (2015-2016)

 

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