Research activities to offer satisfactory solutions to enterprises and other institutions:
Modification of biopolymers. Processing of polymeric materials. Characterization of materials. Design and environmental impact of bioplastics. Improvement of film properties for food packaging purposes. Development of active films for pharmaceutical uses.
Characterization of materials. Measurement of optical properties (colour, gloss, transparency), barrier properties (water vapour permeability, UV light), thermal properties (DSC, TGA). Physico-chemical characterization (FTIR, UV). Morphological characterization (TOM, AFM, SEM). Mechanical testing (tensile, flexural, compression). Solution casting of films. Spraying of coatings. Thermo-mechanical processing (compression, extrusion, injection).