CONICYT awarded the Technological Development Unit (UDT) of the Universidad de Concepcion a research collaborative project jointly with the Center for Technological Research and Development for the Plastic Industry of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) in Argentina.
The project entitled “Development of biodegradable antimicrobial nanocomposites to be used in the agricultural industry and food packaging” aims to develop thermoplastic nanocomposites with antimicrobial properties based on nanomaterials incorporated into a biodegradable polymer matrix to be used in agroindustry and export food packaging.