As the project progresses, members from KTH and TECNO packaging have recently published a review on the prestigious journal "Carbohydrate Polymers", dealing with the compatibilization of polysaccharides and bio based polymers. This review critically explores the current status and the future outlook of reactive compatibilization strategies of the most common plant polysaccharides in blends with bio-based polymers.
The main regional news media provider and newspaper "HERALDO" has selected Project BARBARA as finalist in the fourth edition of the Third Millennium Awards, an event whose objective is to recognize the work of people, centers and research groups, institutions and companies in Aragon. The project opts to the award in the category of "Research and Future". The price is awarded to the most prestigious projects combining research, divulgation and innovation.
The impact and popularity of project Barbara has trascended the regional and local TV news in Belgium. Thanks to the event of the 3rd Consortium Meeting, demostrator shows and interviews were given to local and regional press, which resulted in several news articles.
The 3rd consortium meeting in the Barbara project took place this November 20-21st at the premises of CELABOR (Herve, Belgium), key partner in the up-scaling of products from work packages 1 and 2. All partners were gathered in this event, as to put together the results so far and plan for the future of the project, at this mid-stage of the life span of project Barbara.