Updated: 01/06/2014 20:12

New stretchable plastic for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics



New stretchable plastic for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics

An A*STAR spin-off company, Tera-Barrier Films, has invented a new plastic film using a revolutionary nano-inspired process that makes the material thinner than a human hair but as effective as aluminium foil in keeping air and moisture at bay. 

A*STAR says the stretchable plastic could be an alternative for prolonging the shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics.

It says the plastic has an air and moisture barrier that is about 10 times better than materials currently being used to package food and medicines. 

The film has been validated by a number of companies and potential commercialisation partners.

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