Worldwide innovation

    The first compostable, paper-based container suitable for
    packaging of food in a protective atmosphere and resistant from deep-freezing to the traditional oven.

    BIOPAP® always aims to be at the forefront of developing sustainable, compostable and recyclable solutions for food packaging. True to our strategy of being an international leader in innovation and production of sustainable, heat-sealable food containers, we are proud to present BIOPAP® MAP.

    After 4 years of intensive R&D, BIOPAP® MAP represents a milestone, a new family of cellulose-based food trays for modified atmosphere packaging. The study, which took into account the entire life cycle of the packaging, resulted in a new international patent covering the material and the containers derived from it with a special technology. This is a world innovation: the first paper-based container, disposable with food residues in the composting cycle or recyclable in the paper chain if not contaminated by food, designed to withstand extreme temperatures from -80°C without becoming brittle and up to +145°C without losing its mechanical characteristics. It is ideal for packaging food preparations that can then be easily heated in microwave or conventional ovens. BIOPAP MAP is suitable for contact with all types of foodstuffs without limitations for acidic, moderately alcoholic or high dairy foods. Perfectly heat-sealable with innovative cellulosic-based compostable barrier films, BIOPAP® MAP food trays offer shelf-lives superior to many single-material plastic containers and similar shelf-lives to multilayer plastic containers that prevent recyclability.

    The high barrier properties of BIOPAP® MAP guarantee residual O2 concentrations after 30 days of less than 1% depending on the quality of the sealing processes and even with results below 0.5%. The patented structure guarantees high barrier values even with reduced thicknesses, which contributes to low consumption of valuable renewable resources. The BIOPAP® MAP range also allows extreme combined preservation processes such as IQF and MAP that combine fast freezing at very low temperatures to keep food structures and organoleptic characteristics as intact as possible, and modified atmosphere that reduces oxidative processes and colour and aroma changes. The combination of IQF and MAP will allow excellent Italian and international foodstuffs to be transported on sea routes in deep-frozen condition and once thawed on site to be sold fresh with an additional shelf-life reserve. All without having to resort to air transport with a huge reduction in CO2 emissions. Research on BIOPAP® MAP was intended to give a further push towards the sustainability of the entire food chain. We offer the food preparation industry
    product shelf life extensions thus reducing the risk of obsolescence and food waste combined with packaging made from renewable, non-agricultural and non-intensive raw materials. We also integrate into BIOPAP® MAP an end-of-life that is convenient for consumers and virtuous for the community by bringing renewable resources back into agriculture through the composting cycle, thus contributing to greater circularity and improved soil fertility.


    We initially declined BIOPAP® MAP for 3 main segments:

    a) Mass catering with BIOPAP® MAP 01 – 176 x 180 x H32mm – 602 ml


    b) The premium sliced meat sector with BIOPAP® MAP 02 – 227 x 264 x H 18,5mm


    c) The fresh gas ready meal sector with BIOPAP® MAP 03 – 171 x 225 x H35 – 795 ml



    Our attention is particularly focused on the school catering sector where the possibility of better planning of food preparation achievable with modified atmosphere allow a significant reduction in food waste and thus have a positive impact on the environmental impact and also on production costs with a direct benefit for local communities. Furthermore, the composting of food residues at the end of the service with the containers enriches the quality of the compost and makes it available for reuse as km0 fertiliser for peri-urban agriculture. A great circularity opportunity for all virtuous cities that wish to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers in peri-urban agriculture and also contribute to climate change mitigation.


    the renewable cellulose-based alternative for modified atmosphere food packaging with a very high oxygen barrier and perfectly compostable.

    • Unique Patented
    • Renewable continental raw materials
    • Lightweight, reduces resource consumption
    • Extends product shelf-life and reduces food waste
    • Very high oxygen barrier
    • Resistant from -80°C up to +145°C
    • Suitable for use in microwave and conventional oven
    • Biodegradable and Compostable EN 13432
    • Recyclable in Aticelca Paper Class B
    • Perfectly printable on the outside
    • Excellent communication and loyalty
    • Very pleasant to the touch
    • Functional and easy to dispose of