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 sustainable 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 formulation and processing on the physical properties of starch-based barrier films.
This project is developed in partnership with Plantic Technologies to enable the production of high-performing, thin barrier films.