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Scientists from Singapore’s A*Star have invented a new form of plastic packaging that keeps food fresh for longer and at higher temperatures

by Futures Centre, Oct 18
1 minute read

It’s a wrap: packaging for less food waste

“The technology synthesises plastics that can extend food’s shelf life, absorb gases that accelerate decomposition and even indicate the quality of the food within.

Heading the team working to find industrial uses for plastic polymers is Dr Li Xu from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) within Singapore’s national agency for research and development, A*Star.

His team has developed Advanced Polymer Composites Food Packaging, which can be tweaked to offer three functions according to what the client company desires.”


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