An overview of how we made our packaging stronger and flexible
To enhance the protective qualities of our antimicrobial BC packaging, our team integrated PHB-producing E. coli into our co-culture. We hoped this would reinforce the mechanical properties of BC, and reinforce its viability as a sustainable, antimicrobial packaging in a plastic-dominated packaging market.
To ensure our proposed solution was both effective and relevant to consumer needs, our team employed an iterative human-centred design process:
The cycle of HP-informed iteration will continue as we further develop Cellucoat, and explore future directions for its applications.