Published on January 26, 2023
Compostability certification of polymers is time-consuming and expensive. Approaches to accelerating the biodegradation of these polymers in simulated composting conditions can facilitate and speed up evaluating potential compostable polymers.
Mapping class learning outcomes of the core curriculum to university learning goals at Michigan State University's School of Packaging
Published on January 4, 2023
Class learning outcomes supporting the interdisciplinary curriculum of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University (MSU) were mapped to competency-based, programmatic learning outcomes undergirded by broad learning goals of the University.
The effect of alcoholic solutions on the thermomechanical properties of immersed poly(lactic acid) films
Published on December 1, 2022
The effects of aqueous and deuterium oxide (D2O) solutions of alcohols (methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and 1-butanol) on the thermomechanical properties of poly(lactic acid)—PLA—films were assessed by dynamic mechanical analysis.
Implications of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directives on the creation and adoption of sustainable food packaging systems: a USA-France interaction.
Published on November 16, 2022
This workshop brings national and international policymakers, academia, and industry stakeholders of the packaging supply chain to discuss the implication of the new EU Packaging Waste Directive.
Published on October 12, 2022
Biodegradable polymers derived from bio- and fossil-based sources have emerged as one feasible alternative to overcome inconveniences associated with the use and disposal of non-biodegradable polymers.
Published on September 28, 2022
Our book “Life Cycle of Sustainable Packaging: from Design to End of Life” has been published.
Published on March 5, 2022
A method of producing and testing mushrooms protein crisps (MPC), a healthy alternative to conventional starchy snacks that are rich in protein, nutraceutical compounds, minerals, vitamin, dietary fiber, and immunity inducing beta-glucans.
Published on March 4, 2022
Think of your footprint: inspiring students to be lifelong learners and be passionate about their packaging profession
Morphological, barrier, thermal, and rheological properties of high-pressure treated co-extruded polylactide films and the suitability for food packaging
Published on March 4, 2022
Coextruded polylactide films were tested in high-pressure system.
Published on July 9, 2021
The Rabnawaz Research Team is developing new processes for bottle-to-bottle recycling and a responsible solution to reuse mixed plastic waste.
Published on February 14, 2017
Conventional plastic can take over 1,000 years to degrade. Rafael Auras believes this can be solved through biodegradable and compostable materials.
Published on July 13, 2010
Rafael Auras received the 2009-2010 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching: New Teacher Award.