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NIT Srinagar faculty member, his team secure patent for innovation

12:32 AM Mar 17, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Srinagar, Mar 16:  A faculty member from the Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Dr. Vijay Kumar and his team have received a patent for their research titled as "Biodegradable Packaging Film and How to Make It" from Govt of India.

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The other collaborators of Dr. Kumar include Dr. Vishal Sharma (Panjab University Chandigarh), Dr. Kashma (DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, and Sonal Choudhary (Panjab University Chandigarh).
The whole team was granted a patent for their research titled “Biodegradable Packaging Film and a Process for its Preparation thereof.”

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Dr. Vijay said that it is a significant milestone for us, marking a culmination of hard work, dedication, and innovative thinking. Developing sustainable solutions has always been a core focus for us, and this patent approval reaffirms our commitment to environmental stewardship, he said.

“Mostly our biodegradable packaging film offers a sustainable alternative to traditional packaging materials, addressing the growing need for eco-friendly solutions in today's market,” Dr Vijay said.

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He said that the present invention relates to a biodegradable packaging film comprising agarose, neem gum, hydroxyapatite and polysorbate 80.

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“The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of said biodegradable packaging film. The present biodegradable packaging film incorporates natural ingredients and is prepared by green synthesis,” he added.

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Another team member of the group, Dr. Vishal Sharma said in today’s era, the most pervasive and enduring recent change to the environment is the accumulation and fragmentation of plastics.

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