|Keywords||Pasta, Shape Change,|
|Current development stage||General list: TRL4 Technology validated in lab
|Collaboration Opportunity||Licensing of Technology|
Pasta such as fettuccine, linguine and spaghetti are elongated, straight and are flat-packed for transport in small volume boxes. Their twirl, twisty, elbow, bowtie counterparts, however are packaged in space consuming large volume boxes.
The researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing pasta that can be ‘preprogrammed’ for specific shape shifting upon boiling (Fig.1). This shape-shifting pasta is manufactured flat and straight and flat-packed into low volume straight boxes – upon boiling in water the pasta takes on twisty, twirly shapes.
- Saves space for transport and storage
- Can be ‘preprogrammed’ for specific shape shifting with a wide range of configurations
- Enhances user engagement
- Large sheets can be cut at home for a creative and fun experience
- Manufacturing is inexpensive and simple (not involving 3D printing)
A provisional patent was filed.
Yissum is looking for a licensee to commercialize this technology. A provisional patent application has been filed.