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New materials, coatings, methods and technologies to improve packaging and polymer sustainability

Request Number 173416 | Author Mondelēz International


We are seeking technologies for direct food contact applications which can replace plastic films and aluminum foil laminates, both for barrier and non-barrier applications with alternatives that can be recycled with current recycling capabilities that fit the circular economy:

  • Recycling compatible, non-tinting flexible packaging ink formulations for high speed gravure and flexography;
  • De-lamination technologies for reversing the adhesive bonds in multi-layer laminates;
  • New technologies which can be utilized to collect and process mixed plastic films & aluminium foil laminates and recycle them back into the plastic packaging supply chain. Includes E-markers for sorting materials in recycling systems;
  • Simple and effective way to reduce gum waste in the environment;
  • novel collection and gum bolus recycling technology

Plastic waste and its impact on the planet is a broad, systemic issue that our consumers care deeply about, and one which requires a holistic response. To deliver on our goals of making all Packaging Recyclable by 2025, we are committed to using recyclable packaging as part of our active contribution to reduce waste and establish a circular economy for packaging. As the world's leading snacking company, Mondelēz International wants to play a significant role in creating a future where people and planet thrive, with initiatives like upcycling gum bolus into a range of innovative products.

Key Success Criteria
  • Food grade (direct food contact);
  • Easy for consumers to recycle or re-use product packs after use;
  • Innovative new products made from gum bolus that connect with our consumers
Possible Approaches
  • Heat or cold sealable single polymer structures with high barrier;
  • Novel polymer composites out of naturally occurring materials that are compatible to existing recycling capabilities;
  • Additives to gum bolus to make them more biodegradable
What We Aren't Interested In

Well established commercially alternatives such as glass and metal

Preferred Collaboration types

At this moment we are open to most types such as Research, Development Contract, Licensing, Joint Development, Supply and Patents

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