Did you know that in Europe we produce about 87 million tons of packaging waste every year? The good news is that some of this is made from bioplastic that is recyclable or biodegradable. The bad news is that these processes still release non-biodegradable and often toxic synthetic dyes. Can we counteract this by using natural dyes? Yes!
On May 17, the Curcol project will present the latest developments in the field of turmeric-based dyes and applications. Learn from our experts and have your say!
In the Interreg Northwest Europe project CurCol, we investigate the color production and application in bioplastic and paper packaging, based on the yellow natural colorant curcumin. In this webinar we will present the latest developments in the field of turmeric-based dyes and applications. Learn from our experts and give us your opinion on this topic!
|15:00h||Introduction of the CurCol project
by Han van Kasteren, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy.
|15:15h||Curcumin as scaffold for biobased and biodegradable colorants for disposable packaging material
Ellen Dendauw, Provinciaal Proefcentrum voor de Groenteteelt (PCG) and Kees Kruithof, Avans University of Applied Sciences
|15:30h||Processing curcumin colorants into biopolymers and coatings
Margaret Brennan Fournet, James Murray, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and Brecht Demedts, Centexbel
|15:50h||Strategies to overcome curcumin’s poor biodegradability: Investigation of the chemical and biological stability of curcumin and its derivatives
Bodo Philipp, Julia Wessel, University of Münster
|16:10h||About color perception and sustainable printing in the packaging industry
Evert Ouwerkerk, Design to Launch