High performance thermoplastic starch polymer films for controlled barrier and delivery (2012–2015)

This project will create novel high performance green polymers. Specifically we will develop high performance starch polymer films with improved water resistance and barrier properties for smart applications. This project works at the intersection of significant international areas of biobased materials, reduction of plastics waste and development of high performance materials. Expected outcomes are to provide valuable scientific understandings and commercial opportunities for high performance starch-based films in smart packaging and biomedical applications for an Australian-owned small to medium entrprise (SME) company in high performance biobased polymers.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Centre Director
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Australian Research Council