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090023: Microperforated Polylactic Acid (PLA) Packaging Systems and Method of Preparation

Advanced packaging systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often purchase the products several days after harvest. Supply chain distances are expanding to increase gains in geographical market share for fresh produce growers, which require a longer shelf life to present the product to consumers in marketa...

080011: B-Cyclodextrins as Nucleating Agents for Polylactide (PLA)

Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics for packaging and other applications. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are characteristics associated with PLA that limit its workability. Particularly, the slow crystallization rate of P...

060073: Micro-Encapsulation of Volatile Compounds into ß-cyclodextrins

Postharvest losses due to spoilage of fresh fruit during shipping, storage, and marketing are largely caused by several fungal species. Current preventative methods for addressing this problem are either ineffective or expensive. Therefore, advanced antifungal systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Eva Almenar, Rafael Auras, Bruce Harte, Maria Rubino
Keywords(s): Fungicide, Microencapsulation Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Agriculture

060004: Nanocomposite Formulations from Biodegradable Polymers and Methods of Making Those

High-barrier packaging is of interest to those packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical and cosmetics industries. It is required to protect packaged products from the infiltration of unwanted gases, water vapor and flavors. High-barrier films are usually achieved by co-extrusion, lamination, coating and layering of poly...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Yashodhan Parulekar, Mariappan Chidambarakumar, Bruce Harte
Keywords(s): Nanocomposites Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

040115: Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposite Compositions Particularly for Packaging

High-barrier packaging is of interest to those packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical and cosmetics industries. It is required to protect packaged products from the infiltration of unwanted gases, water vapor and flavors. High-barrier films are usually achieved by co-extrusion, lamination, coating and layering of poly...