Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

Packaging group (ENVASES)

Dr. Amparo López Rubio

Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/Catedrático Agustín Escardino Benlloch, 7;  46980 Paterna, Valencia (Spain)

Telf.: +34 96 390 0022  Ext.: 2134    e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  •  Development of packaging materials with better properties and lower environmental impact through the use of biopolymers, nanotechnology and structural design
  • Valorization of diverse biomass sources for the development of biodegradable packaging materials
  • Electro-hydrodynamic processing of polymers and biopolymers for advanced applications
  • Development of active and smart materials (with antimicrobial and antiviral capacity) for the improvement of food safety
  • Development of micro- and nano-encapsulation systems for the protection of various bioactive ingredients of interest in functional foods
  • Use of advanced characterization techniques (scattering and diffraction of X-rays and neutrons) to improve knowledge about the relationship between structure and properties of polymers and biopolymers
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