Development of thin high barrier packaging films

Recruiting now!

Applicants with skills/experience in in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, barrier modelling and/or material processing are encouraged to apply

Academic Lead: Professor Peter Halley

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland

Industry Lead: Nick McCaffrey

Plantic Technologies Pty Ltd. 

Plantic’s packaging is produced using a naturally high amylose starch, derived from corn. This innovative material, developed in partnership with UQ and other universities, has positioned Plantic as a global leader in starch-based packaging.

The objective is to develop a better understanding of the effect of processing on the physical properties of corn-starch derived barrier films.

This project is developed in partnership with Plantic Technologies to enable the production of high-performing barrier films of 10-20 µm thickness.

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