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Development of low density polymer films for smart packaging

Grant number: 16/12385-2
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: August 01, 2016 - July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Engineering
Principal Investigator:Carmen Cecilia Tadini
Grantee:Carmen Cecilia Tadini
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50777-4 - Development of low density polymer films for smart packaging, AP.PITE
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Type of equipment:Processos Físicos - Equipamentos de atmosfera controlada - Tratamento térmico
Caracterização de Materiais - Propriedades Mecânicas - Extrusão
Manufacturer: ThermoElectron
Model: extrusora de rosca dupla


The quality of food products throughout their shelf life changes as they are perishable by nature. Moreover, consumers increasingly demand for more convenient products with a lower degree of processing and presenting fresh features with high quality. Intelligent packaging is a new concept that can be used as a tool to monitor and report a quality attribute of a product from its distribution at the point of sale to the final consumer. In this research project the development of interactive polymers from the modified (post-reactor) linear low density polyethylene is proposed for application as an intelligent packaging. By incorporating natural additives, the material to be developed shall change some attribute (ex. color) as a result of changing a product quality attribute. In this project the technological challenge to be overcome is the application of the extrusion process (used widely in the packaging industry) to produce nanocomposites with heat sensitive components. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
VEDOVE, THAIS M. A. R. D.; MANIGLIA, BIANCA C.; TADINI, CARMEN C.. Production of sustainable smart packaging based on cassava starch and anthocyanin by an extrusion process. Journal of Food Engineering, v. 289, . (16/12385-2, 13/07914-8)
LA FUENTE, CARLA I. A.; DO VAL SIQUEIRA, LARISSA; AUGUSTO, PEDRO ESTEVES DUARTE; TADINI, CARMEN C.. Bio-Based Plastic Based on Ozonated Cassava Starch Produced by Extrusion. JOURNAL OF POLYMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, v. N/A, p. 11-pg., . (17/05307-8, 19/21700-7, 16/12385-2)
LA FUENTE, CARLA I. A.; SIQUEIRA, LARISSA DO VAL; DUARTE AUGUSTO, PEDRO ESTEVES; TADINI, CARMEN C.. Casting and extrusion processes to produce bio-based plastics using cassava starch modified by the dry heat treatment (DHT). INNOVATIVE FOOD SCIENCE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, v. 75, . (16/12385-2, 17/05307-8, 19/21700-7)
SANTOS, PRISCILA DAYANE DE FREITAS; SIQUEIRA, LARISSA DO VAL; TADINI, CARMEN CECILIA; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN SILVIA. Characterization of Cassava Starch Extruded Sheets Incorporated with Tucuma Oil Microparticles. PROCESSES, v. 11, n. 3, p. 15-pg., . (19/21700-7, 16/12385-2)
LA FUENTE, CARLA I. A.; ATANAZIO-SILVA, GABRIEL A.; ANJOS, CARLOS A. R.; TADINI, CARMEN C.. Biodegradability of bio-based materials produced with dry heating treatment-modified cassava starch. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, v. N/A, p. 12-pg., . (17/05307-8, 16/12385-2)

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