img05ThermoWhey is a 28 months R&D Project funded by EC´s Seventh Framework Programme under the Manunet programme. The ThermoWhey consortium is composed of 5 partners: 4 SMEs and 1 Research Institute from 2 European Member States: Spain (coordinator) and Germany.
ThermoWhey targets the manufacturing of barrier coatings based on agglomerated whey protein for thermoformed packaging applications. The project tackles the up-scaling of manufacturing capacity from the whey powder to the final packaging, optimizing the production processes throughout the supply and value chain, with a significant emphasis on the adjustment of the coating and thermoforming machines for different targeted applications and needs. The resulting new packaging solutions with increased sustainability will be tested in the food sector.