RISE PFI has received funding from «Forskningsmidlene for jordbruk og matindustri» for a new research project: “NxtBarr – Next generation food packaging materials – wood fibre-based packaging with biobased water and gas barriers”. The vision of the NxtBarr project is to develop fully biobased, recyclable, and biodegradable packaging materials that can replace plastic without compromising on food safety or leading to more food waste.

The project is a collaboration between the research partners RISE PFI (coordinator), NTNU, Nofima and Norsus, and the industry partners Borregaard, Nordic Paper, Elopak, Moltzau Packaging, Norilia, Bama, Nortura, Tine, and Norfersk.

Contact person: Kristin Syverud