10874

Shape-Shifting Pasta: From Flat to Twists and Twirls

Sharon Eran, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Racah Institute of Physics

 

Category

Food

Keywords

Pasta, Shape Change,

Current development stage

General list: TRL4 Technology validated in lab             

 

Collaboration Opportunity

Licensing of Technology

 

Background

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.

Our Innovation

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)

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Technology

A provisional patent was filed.

 

Opportunity

Yissum is looking for a licensee to commercialize this technology. A provisional patent application has been filed.

 

 

 

Contact for more information:

Ilya Pittel
VP, BD AGTECH, FOODTECH, VETERINARY & ENVIRONMENT
+972-2-6586693
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