This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720736

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Why HyperBioCoat?


Lacquers with inorganically or organically functionalised biopolymers mainly from lignocellulosic biomass.



Automated coating methodology on free form surfaces using robotic arm with spray nozzle on the end.



High biodegradability and better LCA features due to use of biomass extracted material
(biodegradable content will not need to be landfilled and / or


Barrier properties

High barrier performances.
Excellent barrier against water vapour, oxygen or flavours.
OTR: < 1 cm3/(m2·d·bar) @ 23ºC & 65% RH
WVTR: < 1 g/(m2·d) @ 38ºC & 90% RH

Barrier properties

Advantages of our coating

Cost reductions

10% cost reduction

By utilising side-streams of existing commercial processes supports cost-competitiveness.

Less emissions

20% CO2 less emissions

By replacing fossil-based precursor materials with biobased starting materials, it can be estimated that the CO2 emissions will be reduced at least by 20 % for bioORMOCER®s as compared to purely fossil-based.


Food tray

Food tray

Flexible retail food packaging, where shelf life product will be increased.

Food tray


Symmetric bottle with screw cap. Made of fiber-reinforced wax.

Food tray


Flexible tray for medical needle parts.


ARCHA 2017-02-09T15:31:10+00:00


ARCHA is an Italian SME that provides chemical & biological analytical, research and consultancy services to enterprises, in different industrial sectors (food, waste management, paper, tannery…).
Role: To assess the performance of the developed materials and products in terms of biodegradability and compostability, antimicrobial and migration properties, sustainability assessment (LCA and LCC).

Bayernwald 2017-02-22T10:09:55+00:00


Bayern Früchteverwertung KG is an experienced partner when it comes to processing and the preservation of various fruits.
Role: Supply of by-products from red juice production.

Herbstreith & Fox 2017-02-08T13:34:58+00:00

Herbstreith & Fox

The company group Herbstreith & Fox as a producer of high quality pectin for the food and non food industry.
Role: Industrial extraction of hemicelluloses from food by-products.

Fraunhofer 2017-02-08T13:35:39+00:00


Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.
Role: Coordinator. Lead the research and development works for the hemicellulose extraction process & development of new biobased lacquers.

Plasma Electronic 2017-02-08T13:35:52+00:00

Plasma Electronic

The Plasma Electronic GmbH is a leading manufacturer of devices for plasma activation and coating of surfaces.
Role: Application of SiOx coatings over rigid substrates.

Mi-Plast 2017-02-09T15:31:24+00:00


Manufacturer and R&D performing company based in Rijeka, Croatia, founded 1980
Role: Extrusion of films and upscaling of BIO ORMOCER coating and lamination process.

Stefanski 2017-02-22T10:10:50+00:00


Stefanski design studio is an Austrian manufacturer of industrial & graphic design, research & development services – operating on an international scale with almost 20 years on experience.
Role: Validation of rigid cosmetic packaging with biormocer coatings.

Unilever 2017-02-09T15:31:43+00:00


Unilever is a global company, with a turnover of over €53 billion and sales in nearly every country in the world. Unilever makes many of the world’s favourite brands, and its products are used 2 billion times a day in over half the households on the planet.
Role: to define barrier requirements of biormocer coating for flexible packaging and validate coating performance.

COSMETIC 2017-02-08T13:37:17+00:00


COSMETIC is a dynamic SME producing a great range of tailor –made cosmetics, food supplements and medical devices.
Role: Test trays for medical devices components with new antimicrobial coated packaging will be tested for γ-radiation compatibility, color, odor stability and anti-microbial capacity.

BIONATIC 2017-02-08T13:37:57+00:00


BIONATIC GmbH & Co. KG specializes on eco packaging solutions for the food-service and catering industry, made from renewable resources or recycled materials.
Role: Validation of flexible packaging with biormocer coatings.

AITIIP Technological Centre 2017-02-08T13:38:07+00:00
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AITIIP Technological Centre

AITIIP Technological Centre is a non-profit private R&D entity in the moulds and plastic parts manufacturing industry.
Role: To develop an automatic methodology for coating the prototypes, based on a lab robotic arm.

DuPont 2017-02-09T15:32:02+00:00


DuPont is a producer of specialty polymers for packaging and non packaging applications (e.g polymeric modifiers and adhesion promotors).
Role: Selection of Substrates and sealants associated, production and testing of prototype mono- and multilayer in collaboration with Mi Plast and Fraunhofer ISC.

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