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Solvent casing is used to form canola protein into a plastic-like film.

Manitoba Cooperator: Creating a canola-based plastic alternative

New research turns canola protein into strong, flexible films meant for food packaging

July 19, 2023 — 

Canola growers may one day be able to add food packaging to their list of markets.

New research at the University of Manitoba draws on canola meal protein as a feedstock for biodegradable food product packaging.

“I think it’s a more sustainable solution to the challenges created by all the petroleum-based plastic food packaging materials,” said Thilini Dissanayake, the PhD student whose master’s thesis inspired the project.

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