ACTION CALL: F17/289/ 1–Edible Films and Gels


Our client, a global food manufacturer, is looking to identify materials suitable for the production of shelf stable edible films and gels.


The primary needs are:

  • Edible films and gels that with a shelf life of at least 12 months.
  • The finished product must not exhibit any stickiness when exposed to ambient condition.

Key considerations:

  • The use of additives to aid the gelling process is permitted.
  • The use of plasticizers is permitted.
  • All material used must be approved for use in food and beverages.

Processes and technologies at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7+ will be prioritised.  However, those that can achieve TRL 9 within a 2-year horizon will be considered.


All solutions must be submitted to Technology Scout (, with a subject line ACTION ref:  B17/289/1 Edible Films and Gels detailing:

  • A summary of the process or technology.
  • Any technical or application limitations.
  • Commercial availability.
  • Summary of validation in food and drink application.
  • Contact details.


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