The LIBERCARN Project, subsidised by the CDTI through the Innterconecta program, will allow to obtain an active, recyclable and low-price container to increase the shelf life and quality of raw or processed meat by incorporating natural additives into polymers.
Three companies and two technology centres will run the LiberCarn Project between 2016-2018, which has been subsidised by the CDTI through the Innterconecta Program 2016, belonging to the Government Program of R&D&i of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and financed jointly with FEDER funds, oriented to the Challenges of the Society for the resolution of the problems and present and future needs of our society.
The LiberCarn Project will develop a system for incorporating natural antimicrobials and antioxidants into clays that will allow to place an active, recyclable, and low-cost container for fresh perishable foods on the market, which will increase the shelf life, quality of packaged food and also improve their safety. While it may be suitable for a wide range of foods, the project will seek to apply and validate the resulting materials and technologies for packaging fresh or processed meat. The project lasts for 27 months, ending in December 2018.
LiberCarn is led by Coopbox Hispania de Lorca, with the participation of two other companies: Destilerías Muñoz Gálvez in Murcia and Portalconsa in O Porriño (Pontevedra), and two technology centres: CETEC (Plastics and Footwear Technology Center) in Alhama de Murcia and CTC (Meat Technology Centre) in Ourense.