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Scientist develops  packaging from waste

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A Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scientist is developing plant-based, biodegradable packaging from waste materials.

Dr. Noel Peter Tan, a medium-term DOST Balik Scientist and head of the Center for Advanced New Materials, Engineering and Emerging Technologies (CANMEET) in University of San Agustin in Iloilo, has extensive experience in Applied Chemistry, specifically in the field of nanotechnologies for more than 10 years.

He leads CANMEET–the first material science and emerging technologies research center in Western Visayas. The research center houses two laboratories, the Smart Packaging Laboratory, and the Membranes Laboratory.

The project on biodegradable packaging was revealed during Tan’s Exit Report Presentation in Iloilo City. Tan leads the research on nano-enabled bioplastics from regenerated cellulose aimed at producing an alternative source of biodegradable bioplastic with an improved mechanical property suitable for packaging materials.

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