A green technology project: Development and production of eco-responsible, innovative biodegradable, recyclable and compostable food packaging materials based on natural fibers

Technological challenges in the pulping process of cellulosic fibers of different origins that can provide an optimal eco-responsible, biodegradable, recyclable and compostable alternative to polluting styrofoam packaging. AecopaQ stands out by using natural fibers grown and processed locally to the production of packaging trays for the food industry. AecopaQ is part of Canada’s sustainable development agenda. From conducting the current research project, AecopaQ will benefit in being one of the first Canadian companies in leading in the development and commercialization of 100% compostable trays for food packaging. Besides, the project will lead to the valorisation of local fibers, and the recycling of residual fibers. The current research work aims to study the formulation (composition, concentration, conditions) and processing conditions (such as mixing, thermoforming and drying processes) for achieving the required properties (thermal, mechanical, barrier, sealing, among others) of packaging trays for food intended applications.

Faculty Supervisor:

Abdellah Ajji


Pauline Guieu




Visual arts




École Polytechnique de Montréal



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