Collaborative projects

Industrial-scale for Chromatogeny

Moving towards food contact compliance?

  • Speed up the development of chromatogeny at an industrial scale
  • Obtain approval from the authorities to use chromatogeny in the manufacture of paper and board intended for food contact
  • Comply with the new directives laid down by the European Union and its member states, in particular through the SUPD1 and France’s EGalim law2

Aim of the project

Chromatogeny, an innovative technology developed by the CTP and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) that uses a green chemistry process to make paper and board hydrophobic, is advancing rapidly and the prospects for developing it at an industrial scale in Europe over the next few years are excellent.

The barrier properties obtained using this technique comply with many specifications, and the manufactured material is recyclable and biodegradable. However, if chromatogeny is to be used to produce paper and board intended for food contact, approval from the authorities is required. This is because the process is innovative and the products created during material functionalisation have yet to be included on the positive lists of substances approved for use.

Confident that this approval will be obtained, the CTP is calling on the assistance of experts specialising in the writing and filing of petitions and has initiated the necessary procedures. However, this petitioning process is known to be long and costly, and it will only progress rapidly and achieve its goal with financial support from the companies that are actively developing this technology at an industrial scale.

Join us to support the actions that are currently underway, and speed up your time-to-market for products compliant with the EU and French directives.

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(1) DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, the so-called “Single-Use Plastics Directive”, aiming notably to reduce consumption and restrict the placing on the market of certain single-use plastic products, as well as to extend producer responsibility in regard to these products.
(2) FRENCH LAW no. 2018-938 of 30 October 2018 for the balance of trade relations in the agricultural and food sector and healthy, sustainable, and accessible food for all, aiming, among other things, to reduce the use of plastics in the food industry.

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